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If we were stuck on a desert island and could bring only one food, the sweet potato would be on our short list. The humble orange tuber is healthy (paleo and Whole 30 diets would be hell without them), versatile (sign us up for anything equally useful in main courses and desserts) and, most importantly, delicious. Here are 50 of our favorite recipes.
When you want a big plate of creamy pasta without all the fat and carbs.
Everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving side...in flaky, buttery biscuit form.
Classic comfort food with a twist.
Add in a little sweet potato puree with honey and melted coconut oil for a distinct, pumpkin-y flavor.
It’s a good thing they’re healthy, because these little guys are addictive.
The perfect solution for anyone going gluten-free.
We dare you to find anything better in a restaurant.
Don’t forget the tangy, nutrient-packed kale slaw.
Perfect for breakfast with a little bit of whipped cream cheese.
Swap out the bread from your favorite appetizer spread and use sliced, roasted sweet potatoes instead.
We’re feeling warm and cozy just thinking about a bowl of this.
Bookmarking for our Super Bowl menu.
Perfect for a special date night in.
Pie for breakfast? Sign us up. Especially with a perfect, runny egg right in the middle.
Try something different for your next Taco Tuesday.
Set it in the morning and come home to a warm, healthy and flavor-packed dinner.
The stuff Sunday brunch dreams are made of.
Like your favorite takeout sesame noodles, only without all the added oil, sugar and MSG.
A dollop of almond butter gives this soup a silky texture and warm, nutty flavor.
Serve these as a game day snack or an easy side dish.
You’ll never buy a package of frozen veggie burgers again.
Reason enough to invest in a waffle iron.
Part salad, part stir-fry, all delicious.
Make a big batch on Sunday and divide into containers. Voilà: healthy and filling lunches for the week.
Nary a chickpea in sight. We promise you won’t miss them.
A homey accompaniment to soup or chili.
Slightly spicy, totally addictive.
All that eggy, cheesy goodness you love about quiche…without all the carbs and gluten.
Your next Meatless Monday meal.
As always, we’re mostly in it for the cream cheese frosting.
Not exactly diet food. But trust us, they’re worth it.
We’ll be making this once a week until it’s salad weather again.
Diced sweet potato gives this belly-warmer some bulk, and goes perfectly with the black beans and chickpeas.
A warm, hearty breakfast for a cold morning.
We can never get enough of the sweet-heat combination.
Your kitchen will smell like heaven.
One bite of this vegan, dairy-free, nut-free dip and you’ll swear off the gooey orange stuff forever.
An elegant way to start any dinner party.
The creamy sweet potato pairs perfectly with a bit of spicy chorizo—and plenty of melted cheese, of course.
This makes incredible leftovers.
Bonus: This creamy, herbaceous pasta is also totally vegan.
Your sad desk lunches are officially a thing of the past.
Restaurant-quality, with surprisingly little effort.
The very cutest breakfast on the go.
You’ll never eat plain hummus and pita chips again.
These come together in minutes, and they’re so much better than anything you can get in a bag.
Don’t let pumpkins get all the dessert cred.
Make these in a muffin tin for an Instagram-worthy side dish.
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