18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush!

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

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. The nutritional effects are so staggering that sweet potatoes are being used in initiatives to curb malnutrition over certain parts of Africa. 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 (Vegetarian)

18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush! #healthy #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.comBaked Sweet Potatoes with a Five Star Feta Salad. Crispy sweet potatoes mingle with a tangy feta salad in this deceptively simple but tasty dish.

Ready in: 1 hour 5 mins
Recipe by: HurrytheFoodUp

2. Southwest Sweet Potato Black Bean Dip (Vegan)

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

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Eating Bird Food

3. Sweet Potato Quinoa Nachos (Vegan)

18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush! #healthy #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.comWe are all about classic foods remade with a healthy twist. A perfect dish to bring to a party!

Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: Simply Quinoa

4. Loaded Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes (Vegetarian)

18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush! #healthy #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.comThese 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.)

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

5. Your Leftovers: Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (Vegetarian/Vegan)

18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush! #healthy #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.comReady to stuff some veggies into veggies!? Of course you are!

Ready in: 13 mins
Recipe by: Peas & Crayons

6. Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes (Vegan)

18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush! #healthy #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.comSimple, 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.

Ready in: 30 mins
Recipe by: Minimalist Baker

7. Sweet Potato Hummus (Vegan)

18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush! #healthy #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.comHummus made of baked sweet potatoes? … um, yes please!

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

8. Vegan Loaded Sweet Potato (Vegan)

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

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

9. Baked Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad (Vegetarian)

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

Ready in: 12 mins
Recipe by: Kylee Cooks

10. Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes with a Piquant Pistachio Dressing (Vegan)

18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush! #healthy #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.comRoasted Sweet Potato Cubes with a Piquant Pistachio Dressing. Perfectly roasted sweet potatoes with a beautifully sweet and nutty dressing drizzled over.

Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: HurrytheFoodUp

11. Hasselback Sweet Potatoes (Vegan)

18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush! #healthy #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.comHasselback Sweet Potatoes: Roasted sweet potatoes are baked with a fancy streusel of maple, coconut oil and pecans, for an elegant and easy side dish.

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

12. Garlic Sweet Potato Fries w/ Creamy Avocado Dip (Vegetarian)

18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush! #healthy #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.comTrythese crispy garlic sweet potato fries with a creamy avocado dip! They’re healthy, gluten free, & delicious!

Ready in: 40 mins
Recipe by: I Heart Vegetables

13. Roasted Sweet Potato, Crispy Chickpeas with Tahini and Sumac (Vegetarian)

18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush! #healthy #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.comRoasted sweet potato topped with crispy chickpeas, tahini and a sprinkle of sumac. A great meatless meat option or serve as a delicious side dish

Ready in: 1 hour
Recipe by: Little Big H

14. Fresh N’ Fruity Sweet Potato Hash (Paleo+Vegan)

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

Ready in: 25 mins
Recipe by: Healthy Helper

15. Grilled Sweet Potato and Wilted Kale Salad – Gluten-free + Vegan

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

Ready in: 50 mins
Recipe by: Tasty Yummies

16. Ginger Tempeh Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Almond Butter Sauce (Vegan)

18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush! #healthy #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.comMy favorite way to eat a sweet potato – stuffed with gingery tempeh and almond butter sauce! This one is incredible!

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

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

18 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes | Proper Lush! #healthy #vegetarian | hurrythefoodup.comCrispy (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.

Ready in: 40 mins
Recipe by: Eating by Elaine

18. Quiche in a Sweet Potato Crust (Vegetarian)

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

Ready in: 1 hour
Recipe by: Cooking Light

13 comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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