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18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush!

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18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush! #healthy #vegetarian |

Are sweet potatoes the ultimate vegetable? It’s a bold claim – but perhaps not far from the truth at all.

I only started eating them myself a couple of years ago – but they’re now a staple part of my diet – and for very good reason.

Not only do they taste fantastic (I’m going to shock everyone by saying I’d pick them over regular potatoes now) but their natural sweetness means they can be used in savoury or sweet dishes – whatever you’re hankering for at the time.

We’ve supplied a compilation of our favourite recipes in the list below.

But taste aside, it’s the nutritional aspect where sweet potatoes really come into their own.

The nutrient content is phenomenal – one potato contains over a day’s worth of your recommended vitamin A daily target through it’s load of beta-carotene, lots of vitamin C and B6, B3, B2, B1, potassium and fibre – to name just a few.

A handful of the health benefits to expect are a lowering of blood pressure, regulating heartbeat, a lessening of artery hardness, no blood sugar spikes, more successful blood clotting and a whole lot more.

What are you waiting for? Here are some amazing ways to get them down you.

1. Baked Sweet Potatoes with a Five Star Feta Salad

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4.89 from 17 votes
Protein: 21g
Calories: 470kcal
Ready in:1 hour 5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Baked Sweet Potatoes with a Five Star Feta Salad. Crispy sweet potatoes mingle with a tangy feta salad in this deceptively simple but tasty dish.


2. Southwest Sweet Potato Black Bean Dip

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Eating Bird Food

This delicious sweet potato black bean dip is loaded with flavor and perfect served with tortilla chips, as a side or as a topping for salads and tacos.

3. Sweet Potato Quinoa Nachos

Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: Simply Quinoa

We are all about classic foods remade with a healthy twist. A perfect dish to bring to a party!

4. Loaded Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Ready in: 1 hour 50 mins
Recipe by: Dinner at the Zoo

These loaded twice baked sweet potatoes are piled high with pecan brown sugar streusel, marshmallows and dried cranberries. You can prepare them in advance and then pop them in the oven right before your holiday meal! (Watch out, most marshmallows contain gelatin. Here is a list of brands that won’t use it.)

5. Your Leftovers: Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Ready in: 13 mins
Recipe by: Peas & Crayons

Ready to stuff some veggies into veggies!? Of course you are!


Ready in: 30 mins
Recipe by: Minimalist Baker

Simple, 30 minute baked sweet potatoes topped with roasted chickpeas, a simple garlic-herb sauce and a parsley-tomato salad. Delicious, fresh, healthy, and naturally vegan and gluten free.

7. Sweet Potato Hummus

Ready in: 1 hour 15 mins
Recipe by: It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Hummus made of baked sweet potatoes? … um, yes please!


Ready in: 1 hour 15 mins
Recipe by: Kara Lydon

The ultimate vegan loaded sweet potato – packed with kale, black beans, and topped off with a homemade green goddess dressing. Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

9. Baked Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad

Ready in: 12 mins
Recipe by: Kylee Cooks

Baked sweet potatoes topped with a Mexican inspired warm black bean salad including tomatoes, garlic, spices, herbs and lime – finished with a dollop of sour cream.


10. Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes with a Piquant Pistachio Dressing

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5 from 11 votes
Protein: 14g
Calories: 728kcal
Ready in:35 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes with a Piquant Pistachio Dressing. Perfectly roasted sweet potatoes with a beautifully sweet and nutty dressing drizzled over.

I’d say, of all recipes in this post, give this one a try first and let me know what you think. I bet you gonna love the pistachio dressing!

Let me post the recipe in here for you right away 🙂

18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush!
5 from 4 votes
Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes with a Piquant Pistachio Dressing. Perfectly roasted sweet potatoes with a beautifully sweet and nutty dressing drizzled over.
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes
Servings:2 people


  • 2 sweet potato (each 300 – 400g)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (optional and awesome)
  • 1 pinch salt (optional and awesome)

For the dressing


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/380°F.
  • Give the potatoes a quick scrub and cut them into small cubes (roughly 2x2cm – see photo or video).
  • Then throw them into a bowl, and use a spatula to make sure they get a good coating of oil. Sprinkle some salt over too.
  • Layer the cubes out on a baking tray, ideally with parchment paper and in they go for 25 mins. Halfway through give them a bit of mix with said spatula.
  • In the meantime peel and crush the pistachio (we found the easiest way was to put them in a bowl after shelling and use something sturdy and heavy like a thick glass or end of a rolling pin to crush them).
  • Wash and slice the spring onion into fine rings, then add them to the bowl.
  • Add the basil to the bowl too (cut first if using leaves). Add the maple syrup, mustard, olive oil and water. Stir well.
  • Fetch the potatoes from the oven, and serve them onto the plates.
  • Add the dressing to one side of the bowl. Enjoy!


This recipe was supplied by and adapted from our friend Simona. Thanks Simona!
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: we have another amazing sweet potato dish right here. Alternatively, Dave’s Proper Roast Potatoes use just the regular kind and are awesome too.


Nutrition Facts
18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush!
Serving Size
409 g
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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11. Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Ready in: 55 mins
Recipe by: A Mind Full Mom

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes: Roasted sweet potatoes are baked with a fancy streusel of maple, coconut oil and pecans, for an elegant and easy side dish.

12. Garlic Sweet Potato Fries w/ Creamy Avocado Dip

Ready in: 40 mins
Recipe by: I Heart Vegetables

Try these crispy garlic sweet potato fries with a creamy avocado dip! They’re healthy, gluten free, & delicious!


Ready in: 1 hour
Recipe by: Little Big H

Roasted sweet potato topped with crispy chickpeas, tahini and a sprinkle of sumac. A great meatless meat option or serve as a delicious side dish.

14. Fresh N’ Fruity Sweet Potato Hash

Ready in: 25 mins
Recipe by: Healthy Helper

Full of fresh seasonal fruit and caramelized sweet potatoes, this hash is the perfect healthy summer side dish! Dressed in a slightly spicy peanut sauce, its sweet n’ salty flavor can’t be beat. Paleo, vegan, and gluten-free, too!

15. Grilled Sweet Potato and Wilted Kale Salad

Ready in: 50 mins
Recipe by: Tasty Yummies

This salad is great as a meal on it’s own, or as a side to any grilled meat of your choice (local and grass-fed, of course). This salad has a wonderful tang from the vinegar, a little spice from the red pepper flakes plus a beautiful fresh and bright flavor from the kale.

16. Ginger Tempeh Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Almond Butter Sauce

Ready in: 1 hour 10 mins
Recipe by: Connoisseurus Veg

My favorite way to eat a sweet potato – stuffed with gingery tempeh and almond butter sauce! This one is incredible!

17. Sesame-Cilantro Roasted Sweet Potatoes Drizzled with Creamy Tahini Sauce

Ready in: 40 mins
Recipe by: Eating by Elaine

Crispy (and slightly spicy) sweet potatoes are drenched in a creamy tahini sauce that makes this side dish mouth watering. The cilantro garnish adds a gourmet twist that is unexpected and yet perfectly pairs with the nutty sesame and spicy chili flavor of these roasted beauties.


18. Spinach & Feta Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Ready in: 1 hour 10 minutes
Recipe by: Eating well

The whipped egg and milk combination sunk down perfectly in between the slices of sweet potatoes to create a perfectly tender crust (that holds together) on the bottom with a chip-like consistency around the edges.


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  1. Just FYI most marshmallows are not vegetarian. They contain gelatin. Thanks for the recipes!

    1. Good point! I’ll add a note to that recipe! 🙂
      Thanks Gab!

  2. Such a cool round-up! I particularly like the one with marshmallows. That is old-school American sweet potato love! 😀

  3. This is an amazing roundup! I better buy some sweet potatoes. 🙂

    1. Thanks Amy, I think you better had! 😀 Awesome bunch isn’t it?

  4. Oooh, I love sweet potatoes! Love all of these variations. Can’t wait to try them!

    1. Haha right on. There are so many great ones out there but these are definitely my faves so far!

  5. There will never be enough SWEET 😉 recipes in this world!

    1. Agreed! We’ll try and think of a couple more tho 🙂

  6. Thank you so much for featuring my hash!!!

    1. It was our pleasure, Kaila! 😀

  7. Thanks for including my hasselback potatoes! Great round-up!

    1. you’re absolutely welcome, Kristen 🙂