Find my favorite delicious sweet potato recipes to share with the kids on holidays or for the everyday with easy dishes for every meal of the day—and cooking and storage tips!

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Sweet Potato Recipes

I have always loved cooking and baking with sweet potatoes, and have relied on them as an ingredient from everything from pancakes and muffins, to casseroles, skillet dinners, crock pot meals, desserts, and more.

With the naturally sweet flavor, you can use sweet potato to enhance so many recipes, both sweet and savory. The vegetable has vitamins including Vitamin A and is also a good source of fiber and the complex carbohydrates that kids need for energy.

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Favorite sweet potato pancakes

These healthy Sweet Potato Pancakes are made with whole grains, taste naturally sweet, and are a yummy way to pack some veggies into breakfast. Plus: The leftovers warm up so nicely, you can make them on a weekend and serve the extras on busy weekdays.

Favorite Sweet Potato Pancakes
Plan to have your mashed sweet potato ready to go so these come together quickly. Serve with any pancake topping you prefer—applesauce, maple syrup, or nut or seed butter.
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Sweet potato smoothie in 2 glasses with straws and reusable pouch.

Favorite sweet potato smoothie

With the comforting flavor of pumpkin pie and a rockstar lineup of nutrients, this Sweet Potato Smoothie is a yummy way to offer up fruits and veggies for breakfast. Plus, it’s so darn quick to make!

Favorite Sweet Potato Smoothie
This quick smoothie is an easy way to serve up a veggie-packed breakfast or snack. Plan to make the sweet potato ahead of time so you can pull this together in minutes.
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sweet potato smoothie in four glasses, two empty.

fluffy sweet potato muffins

With a fluffy texture, a naturally sweet flavor, and a hint of cozy spices, these Sweet Potato Muffins are a new favorite veggie muffin in our house. They are lightly sweetened, store well, and are delicious topped with honey, butter, or cream cheese.

Fluffy Sweet Potato Muffins
Tender and moist, these muffins are lightly sweetened with warm spices. Plan to prepare the sweet potatoes at least an hour—and up to 3 days—before you start making the muffins to allow time to cool. You can make these plain, with chocolate chips, or with lemon zest.
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Sweet potato baked donuts

This easy stir-together baked donut recipe is one of our favorites—especially in the fall, though we’ve been known to make them in any season! They are perfectly tender, quick to make, and have the perfect amount of spice.

Sweet Potato Baked Donuts
You can roast the sweet potato up to 3 days ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you're ready to bake these. Or use canned or jarred puree. (Recipe updated Sept 2021.)
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Favorite sweet potato waffles

Serve up veggies for breakfast with these most delish Sweet Potato Waffles. The batter is so easy to work with and the warm spices make this a super comforting and healthy breakfast to share with the kids!

Favorite Sweet Potato Waffles
Plan to have your sweet potato puree made ahead of time, or use canned or store bought puree. We love these with a simple side of fruit, but anything from bacon and sausage, to cottage cheese or maple syrup works!
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Easy sweet potato hummus

Combine three simple ingredients to make a creamy Sweet Potato Hummus. You can make it sweet or savory in flavor, and serve it up with sliced veggies and crackers for a super simple snack, lunch component, or appetizer to share.

Easy Sweet Potato Hummus
When I just need one sweet potato for a recipe, I often cook it in the microwave. Dice it, place it in a large 4-cup glass measuring cup, cover with two inches of water and cook for about 5 minutes or until soft. Roasted Sweet Potato or Crockpot Sweet Potato works well too!  
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sweet potato teething biscuits (easy baby rusks)

Learn how to make nutritious and comforting sweet potato biscuits for baby with this easy method. These baby rusks are soft and a great for babies 6+ months.

Sweet Potato Teething Biscuits (Easy Baby Rusks)
This recipe has just a few healthy ingredients and is perfect for teething babies to chew on. They’re also a great cracker for older kiddos! This recipe is adapted and excerpted from The Big Book of Plant-Based Baby Foods by Tamika L. Gardner. 
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Favorite sweet potato baby food

With one super simple cooking method, you can roast sweet potato wedges to serve one of three yummy ways—BLW style, mashed, or pureed into classic sweet potato puree. It’s the easiest way to make sweet potato baby food. (And the rest of the family can enjoy it, too!)

Favorite Sweet Potato Baby Food
You can serve this as wedges, a thick mash, or a thinner puree to your baby or toddler. (Adults will love the wedges, too!)
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sweet potato puree in bowl with spoon on side

easy sweet potato puree

Perfectly creamy Sweet Potato Puree is one of our very favorite easy side dishes (and baby foods, especially given the natural sweetness!). This is delicious in fall, takes less than 30 minutes, and can be flavored in all sorts of ways to suit your preferences. Try a little cumin, cinnamon, or black pepper. So yum. (It’s also an easy gluten-free side dish to share.)

Easy Sweet Potato Puree
Perfectly creamy Sweet Potato Puree is a very favorite easy side dish (and baby food!). This is delicious in fall, takes less than 30 minutes, and can be flavored in all sorts of ways.
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easy crock pot sweet potatoes

With hardly any effort at all, you can make Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes to turn into nutritious baby food or a simple side dish for family dinner. This is a great set-it-and-forget-it recipe to make for the kids.

Easy Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes
With an almost fool proof method, these Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes mash up into silky smooth baby food or a side. You can also skip the mashing and serve them as you would baked potatoes if preferred.
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easy roasted sweet potatoes

With just 20 minutes of cooking time, you can serve up these Easy Roasted Sweet Potatoes as a simple family dinner side dish. Or, you can make a batch ahead of time and pack them in a kiddo’s lunch—they’re a perfect finger food.

Easy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Make this easy sweet potato recipe as a make-ahead lunch component or a simple side dish for family dinner.
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easiest baked sweet potato chips

These Baked Sweet Potato Chips are thin, crispy, and happen to be made without oil or added salt. They’re such an easy homemade veggie chip to enjoy together!

Easiest Baked Sweet Potato Chips (Only 1 Ingredient!)
You can make as many chips at a time as will fit onto the number of baking sheets that will fit into your oven. (Mine fits two baking sheets which is about what you need for 1 medium sweet potato.) The serving size entirely depends on who’s eating—and how willing they are to share!
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Turkey meatballs on plate with side of marinara sauce.

turkey sweet potato baby meatballs

With just a few nutritious, high iron ingredients, you can make a batch of Baby Meatballs (for a baby, toddler, or parent!) with turkey and sweet potato. This nutritious finger food freezes well and can be served plain or in marinara sauce for a yummy weeknight dinner.

Turkey Sweet Potato Baby Meatballs
With just a few nutritious, flavorful ingredients, you can make a batch of Baby Meatballs (for a baby, toddler, or parent!) with turkey and sweet potato. They freeze well and can be served plain or in marinara sauce.
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homemade chicken nuggets (with sweet Potato)

These homemade Chicken Nuggets (with sweet potato!) are an easy toddler dinner that parents will enjoy too. They’re packed with nutrition and have a veggie right in the mix for an extra healthy punch.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets (with Sweet Potato)
Crispy on the outside and tender in the middle, these Homemade Chicken Nuggets are both easy and delicious. You can prep the sweet potato up to 5 days ahead if that's easier for you, too. Try serving these with ketchup, ranch, or marinara sauce.
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roasted sweet potato hash

With an easy method, this Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash is a simple breakfast-for-dinner idea that comes together super fast—so you can get the meal onto the table before hangry hits. This is such a versatile vegetarian meal—topping options galore!

Roasted Sweet Potato Hash
Try this easy breakfast-for-dinner idea the next time you need a super easy and nutritious family dinner.
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roasted sweet potato tacos on two plates.

roasted sweet potato tacos

Make these easy Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos as a healthy, fast, and affordable weeknight meal that can be easily customized for everyone in the family. So good!!

Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos
You can try serving this to your toddler with the components separated if they aren’t quite up to holding and eating a regular taco. Simply arrange the filling, the tortillas, and toppings on a plate and let them eat them however they like!
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parent and kids roasted sweet potato taco plates
chicken and sweet potato bowls on counter.

sweet potato chicken bowls

Make quick work of feeding the family with this sheet pan Sweet Potato Chicken Bowls recipe that works as a meal prep idea or as a family meal. In under 30 minutes, you can cook up a delicious dinner that’s endlessly adaptable for the unique eaters at your table.

Sweet Potato Chicken Bowls (Easy Meal Prep)
You can meal prep this recipe to have ready for future lunches or dinners to share with the kids or you can make it as a family dinner. Add flavor to your bowl with the optional ingredients.
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Sweet potato tots piled on plate with sides.

favorite sweet potato tots

The tots are slightly crispy on the outside and tender in the middle and taste similar to the flavor of Roasted Sweet Potato. We love to dunk them into ketchup, though they also work with ranch, sour cream, guacamole, or any other dip your family prefers.

Favorite Sweet Potato Tots
Transform sweet potato into the yummiest Sweet Potato Tots for a delicious vegetarian main dish or vegetable side dish to share with the kids. They're as yummy as what you find in the freezer-aisle version but for less!
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Sweet potato tots on plate with sauce.

sweet potato and cheese quesadilla

I’m forever on the hunt for fast family meals that my little ones will actually eat—and these Sweet Potato Quesadillas fits the bill. These are nutrition-packed and yummy and even work well to make ahead of time. And they’re so versatile!

Sweet Potato and Cheese Quesadillas
Serve these quesadillas with salsa, sour cream, and/or guacamole as desired. You can leave them as simple vegetarian quesadillas or add in a protein like chicken or beans.
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easy sweet potato mac and cheese

Friends, meet my new favorite lightning fast dish. This Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese requires just 5 simple ingredients, zero prep work, and is just the yummiest pasta recipe! 

Easy Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese
Friends, meet my new favorite lightning fast dish. This Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese requires just 5 simple ingredients, zero prep work, and is just the yummiest pasta recipe! 
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healthy sweet potato pudding

easiest sweet potato pudding

This healthy Sweet Potato Pudding is a super yummy and nutritious treat. It tastes just like pie filling and contains only two simple ingredients!

Healthy Sweet Potato Pudding (2 Ingredients!)
You can also use plain Greek yogurt and sweeten to taste with maple syrup.
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healthy sweet potato pudding

Favorite sweet potato brownies

These easy Sweet Potato Brownies are one of our favorite homemade treats to share. The batter comes together easily (and without any fancy equipment!), and the results are so fudgy-perfect. Add a little nutmeg for extra flavor, too. Yum!

Easy Sweet Potato Brownies
Plan to make the sweet potato ahead of time or use canned puree. Otherwise, this one-bowl recipe is super simple!
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soft-baked sweet potato cookies

These soft-baked Sweet Potato Cookies are a favorite dessert in our house. They can be made ahead, adjusted for allergies, and topped with a super simple frosting to make them extra special. And they’re a perfect way to use up leftover sweet potato puree.

Soft-Baked Sweet Potato Cookies
Bake up an easy batch of Sweet Potato Cookies for a fun dessert to share with the kids for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any day of the week.
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sweet potato cookies on baking sheet.

sweet potato cake with cream cheese frosting

With an easy stir-together method and a naturally sweet flavor, this delicious Sweet Potato Cake is perfect baby cake for a first birthday, a festive holiday dessert, or a treat to share on a day that needs it!

Sweet Potato Baby Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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at least two hours (and up to 3 days) before you want to make the cake so it has time to cool.
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