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!
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 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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!)
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 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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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!!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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