Vegan Sweet Potato Recipes
Want a kid-friendly curry that adults will love, too? Check out this Thai sweet potato curry. It has peanuts better for the kids and the spice of red curry paste for the adults. The result is addictive flavors that will work for the whole family.
Vegan sweet potato pancakes are a must-have in your mealtime arsenal. They are easy to make, gluten-free, and have broccoli strategically hidden inside. They also make a tasty appetizer or, when paired with a side salad, can be a lovely light lunch or dinner.
Everybody has their vision of a loaded baked potato. This one, however, breaks all of the rules. It’s a sweet potato topped with freshly made guacamole! That’s right, dude, guacamole. Add some black beans, green onions, and cilantro, and a new baked potato concept is born.
Have you ever been to someone’s house for Thanksgiving and had to pray that there was at least one vegan-friendly option on the table? This sweet potato casserole is it! It has all of the marshmallow gooey deliciousness you’d want for Thanksgiving but without any vegan no-nos.
If you know someone who mocks vegan food, get them to try this recipe. Roasted and spiced sweet potatoes get a slap of flavor with cilantro chimichurri. Add a quick pickled red onion and you’ve got a restaurant-quality meal.
Who would think that a tablespoon of orange juice, a tablespoon of lemon juice, and some citrus zest would take this sweet potato pie into the next dimension? They’re flavor game changers and will make this pie the talk of the holiday dessert table.
Baked sweet potato fries can be a snack, a side dish, or an indulgence, depending on how many you gobble down. They are spiced with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and paprika, which perfectly balances the sweet potatoes’ natural caramelized sugariness.
Isn’t it nice when comfort food and healthy food intersect? This soup contains sweet potatoes — rich in beta-carotene, fiber, and minerals. It also has lentils — a protein-packed superfood in and of itself. For each spoonful you take, your body will thank you.
A bundt cake is a perfect dessert to have on hand for the holidays. This sweet potato cake has warm autumn spices, brown sugar, maple syrup, pecans, and (drumroll) bourbon. Yum. Add a vanilla glaze or vegan whipped cream on top for an extra dose of heaven.
Who’s up for some four-ingredient gnocchi? These healthy little guys are versatile and will go great with any number of pasta sauces. Just boil them first and then sauté them with a little oil, just to give them a nice, crispy finish.
This salad is composed like a fine painting. The quinoa is the blank canvas while the sweet potato provides a colorful earthiness. The green onion and parsley lend an herby freshness, while the pine nuts finish everything off with a nutty crunch.
Sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and chickpeas become fast friends in this luscious and not-so-spicy curry. A little spinach added at the end provides a touch of bitterness to the gingery, garlicky coconut milk broth. Serve with either rice or naan or both.
When sweet potato met salty miso, they smiled sheepishly at one another. In a mere 45 minutes, however, they became the best of friends and couldn’t stop complimenting each other. Now, this side dish feels like the reunion of two lifelong friends.
Don’t ever let anyone judge you for using pre-made puff pastry sheets! They make these sweet potato sausage rolls next level by turning a few simple ingredients — sweet potato, chickpeas, gochujang, and vegan sausage — into an appetizer worthy of your next party.
15. Chipotle Bowl
Veggie bowls are on trend as the newest and healthiest way to eat. This one, a Chipotle sweet potato bowl, is no exception. So many colorful veggies and beans that are all brought to life with the tangy and fresh cilantro-agave dressing.
No, I couldn’t possibly have any chowder. Chowder is so fattening and unhealthy…right? Wrong! This sweet potato corn chowder is fat, meat, dairy, and gluten-free! It also totally has that coziness and creamy richness you’d expect in a real-deal chowder.
Does your heart fill with despair when everyone at the party is eating sliders and you’re left holding a salad? Next time, bring your sweet potato sliders. One bite of that crunchy sweet potato patty with avocado and garlic aioli and you’ll never be jealous again.
18. Sri Lankan Curry
Sri Lankan food is all about the spice. In this recipe, the toasted spices enhance the earthy sweet potatoes and the grassy green beans, which are perfect flavor foils for each other. This curry is an ideal introduction to the wonderful world of Sri Lankan cuisine.
Sweet potatoes for breakfast? You bet! The sweet and savory aroma of your sweet potato, zucchini, onion, bell pepper, and black bean hash sautéing on the stove will wake up the whole house. You’ll look up from cooking and they’ll all be at the table with forks in hand.
Who knew you could make delicious cinnamon rolls with sweet potatoes? It turns out that when you put the sweet potatoes in the dough, you can leave the eggs out — which is great news to us vegans, am I right?
Looking to put a whole new spin on potato salad? First, try using sweet potatoes. Second, give it some Mexican-inspired flavors. Corn, black beans, jalapeño, and cilantro are all tossed with sweet potatoes. Add a little lemon and oil and you’ll have a side dish to remember.
This West African-inspired sweet potato curry will be an awakening for your taste buds. Peanut butter plays a key role, transforming the familiar flavors of sweet potato, spinach, and mushroom into something unctuous and savory. Serve it alongside a nice helping of basmati rice or naan.
You’ve heard of banana bread, zucchini, and pumpkin bread, but have you ever heard of sweet potato bread? Just like the others, it’s a quick bread that eats more like a cake. If you had any doubts, the streusel topping ushers it right on into dessert territory.
Chaat — a favorite savory snack from Northern India — is even more tempting when it’s made with sweet potatoes. The unique flavor combination of mango powder, black pepper, rock salt, and lemon juice enhances the sweetness of the sweet potatoes, creating a super addictive treat.
On a tight budget and need a quick meal? This recipe checks both of those boxes. Sweet potato, black bean, and lime rice bowls come together fast — in 40 minutes — and are easy on the bank account. Talk about a healthy and satisfying dinner.
Get out of that Instant Pot — it’s sweet potato and chickpea curry time. You can cook both the curry and the rice at the same time, so dinner can be ready in only 20 minutes! It doesn’t get much more instant than that!
This is how to make ingredients work for you, people! Sure, sweet potatoes are great but to showcase them, add a little lemon and thyme. Don’t stop there. Drizzle on some lemon tahini sauce for an extra burst of tang. Finish it off with a few pepitas for crunch.
Do you love “everything” bagels? Meet Everything Roasted Sweet Potatoes! These are crazy healthy and conducive to a variety of dietary needs — vegan, paleo, and Whole30 — and are super easy to make. Here’s a promise — these guys will be a household favorite.
What are *your* favorite vegan sweet potato recipes?
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