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20 Best Sweet Potato Bakes Delicious and Hearty

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I love a sweet potato bake, don’t you? Sweet potatoes are a versatile ingredient, but I think my favorite way to eat them is definitely in a recipe that only uses one baking tray!

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Did you know, unlike regular potatoes, sweet potatoes are actually root vegetables? They’re sweet and packed with nutrients, and they taste the best when you bake them in the oven.

Take a look at this collection of delicious sweet potato bake recipes and tell me which is your favourite.

One-tray sweet potato bakes

This collection of recipes generally involves piling all the ingredients on a tray together saving on extra washing up!

1. Sweet Potato and Broccoli Salad Bake

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4.75 from 4 votes
Protein: 24g
Calories: 548kcal
Ready in:42 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: one tray wonder less washing up

This time-saving traybake with sweet potato, broccoli, and quinoa is big on superfood nutrition and even bigger on taste.

2. 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

Bonus: a filling and yummy lunch any day of the week

Perfectly baked sweet potato with a Five Star Feta Salad. Crispy skin sweet potatoes mingle with a tangy feta salad in this deceptively simple but tasty dish.

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3. Sweet Potato and Feta Bake (Yams Bake)

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4.94 from 15 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 491kcal
Ready in:55 minutes
Recipe by: Hauke

Bonus: super comfort food for the winter months

This sweet potato bake recipe with feta is the perfect comfort meal. Like a casserole, but full of nutritious veggies for that delicious health kick!

Hungry for lunch already? Try this recipe straight away!

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total Time:55 minutes
Author: Hauke





  • 1 handful peanuts
  • 2.5 oz low fat feta cheese (roughly 75g)
  • 1 spring onions


  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F and grab a big baking tray.
  • Give the sweet potato a quick wash, then cut them into bite sized chunks. Same with the beets, cut them into bite sized chunks.
    1 sweet potato, 3 beets, precooked
  • Peel and cut the onion into chunks.
    ½ onion
  • Everything goes into the tray. Now add olive oil, paprika powder and salt. Give it a good mix.
    1 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp sweet paprika, ¼ tsp salt
  • Finally, add water.
    ¼ cup water
  • Off it goes into the oven for 45 minutes.
  • Get the dressing ready: in a small bowl mix together lime, olive oil and a bit of salt.
    ½ lime, juiced, 1 tbsp olive oil, Pinch salt
  • Chop the spring onion finely.
    1 spring onions
  • After 45 minutes check, if the potatoes are tender. If yes, get the bake out of the oven.
  • Time for the feta cheese, spring onions and peanuts. Sprinkle all on top of the dish.
    2.5 oz low fat feta cheese, 1 handful peanuts
  • Lastly, drizzle over the dressing.
  • Enjoy!


Fresh beets also work very nicely for this dish. They’ll cook nicely with the sweet potatoes. Just make sure to peel the purple fellas before.
Inspired by Rukmini Iyer from the DailyMail. All props to you for this fresh idea!
Please note this nutritional chart includes all ingredients for the casserole, dressing and toppings.


Nutrition Facts
20 Best Sweet Potato Bakes Delicious and Hearty
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4. Sweet Potato Tikka Masala

Protein: 11g
Calories: 330kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 10 minutes
Recipe by: HappyVeggieKitchen
Bonus: a lovely warming one pan veggie curry

An easy one-pan sweet potato tikka masala-style curry made entirely in the oven with paneer and other veggies!

So creamy and comforting, this great recipe is easy to make and can be adapted to the contents of your fridge.

5. Halloumi Tray Bake with Pesto Rice & Roasted Vegetables

Protein: 19g
Calories: 530kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 5 minutes
Recipe by: HappyVeggieKitchen
Bonus: an easy and healthy dinner for the whole family

A delicious and hearty vegetarian sheet pan/tray bake dinner! Caramelized roasted sweet potato, mushrooms, and peppers with pesto rice, topped with grilled halloumi.

The best part is everything comes together easily in one big roasting dish for a simple dinner.

6. Quinoa Salad With Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts

Protein: 8.6g
Calories: 406kcal
Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: CookedAndLoved
Bonus: a hearty and nutritious warm salad

Roasted quinoa, sweet potatoes, and Brussel sprouts make for a perfect vegetarian and gluten-free dinner.

Drizzled with a citrusy mustard dressing, this dish is somewhere between a warm salad and a baked sheet pan meal.

A big hit for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Sunday Roast as an alternative to meat dishes.

7. Sweet Potato Corn Hash

Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: ThroughTheFibroFog
Bonus: a filling breakfast option to see you through to lunch

An easy recipe perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner this sweet potato and corn hash is full of healthy vegetables and bursting with flavour from the herbs and sauce.

8. Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Protein: 10g
Calories: 244kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 20 minutes
Recipe by: MaesMenu
Bonus: the perfect side dish for a roast dinner or the holiday table

Cheesy, savory, and naturally sweet, these Scalloped Sweet Potatoes are a comforting and easy-to-make side dish! Serve for family dinner, Sunday dinner, Christmas, or Easter.

9. Tex-Mex Hash

Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: SimplyScrumptious
Bonus: full of flavour and a favorite protein

This Tex-Mex Hash is an easy single-layer sheet pan meal. It’s bursting with that amazing Tex-Mex flavor and is a great source of protein and veggies!

10. Sweet Potato Casserole with Black Beans, Kale, and Quinoa

Protein: 11g
Calories: 328kcal
Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: HappyKitchen
Bonus: the best way to use up leftovers

Enjoy this easy sweet potato casserole with black beans, kale, quinoa, and roasted garlic sauce. It’s easy to assemble and perfect to make ahead, or meal prep.

11. Sweet Potato and Eggs

Protein: 15g
Calories: 378kcal
Ready in: 48 minutes
Recipe by: IFoodReal
Bonus: Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner

Sweet Potato and Eggs is an easy and delicious breakfast baked in one baking dish.

Sweet potatoes really are the basis of some delicious healthy meals. The health benefits of sweet potatoes aren’t to be sniffed at either.

They contain a powerful antioxidant that can help protect from cell-damaging free radicals. As well as supporting healthy vision and gut health.

Pre-Cooked Sweet Potato Recipes

This collection of yummy recipes requires you to bake your potato first before carrying on with the cooking.

If you don’t have enough time to roast your sweet potatoes, you can follow our guide on how to microwave potatoes instead – (expert tip, it’s much quicker!)

12. Sweet Potato and Feta Enchiladas

Protein: 14.8g
Calories: 389kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 30 minutes
Recipe by: HappyVeggieKitchen
Bonus: a great veggie alternative to the Mexican favourite

Sweet and smoky vegetarian enchiladas stuffed with perfect baked sweet potato, feta cheese, and corn.
Served with a mild homemade tomato-based enchilada sauce, this dinner is healthy and simple to make.

13. Sweet Potato Soufflé

Protein: 5g
Calories: 184kcal
Ready in: 2 hours
Recipe by: MaesMenu
Bonus: sweet and fluffy perfection from a sweet potato

A healthy sweet potato casserole with maple syrup, orange zest, coconut milk, and vanilla.

This Healthy Sweet Potato Souffle is straightforward to make, gluten-free, dairy-free, and has no processed sugar!

It’s the perfect surprisingly healthier Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert-like side dish (check out our awesome vegan thanksgiving menu for more festive inspo!).

14. Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Bread With Pecans

Ready in: 1 hour 10 minutes
Recipe by: LucisMorsels
Bonus: a nice alternative to pumpkin bread

Move aside pumpkin bread, sweet potato bread needs its time in the spotlight. Like pumpkin, sweet potatoes are easily sweet and savory at the same time.

In this delectable bread, the natural sweetness means they’re perfectly perfect. Made with greek yogurt, this recipe is lighter in fat than most bread recipes and full of tons of flavor!

15. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Taquitos

Protein: 7.8g
Calories: 210kcal
Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: TheHappierHomemaker
Bonus: hearty and filling Mexican cuisine

Try these hearty Sweet Potato Black Bean Taquitos for your #MeatlessMonday next time!

Dairy and meat-free, simply replace the flour tortillas with corn tortillas as an easy way to make the recipe gluten-free as well!

16. Creamy Halloumi Pie With Leeks And Sweet Potatoes

Protein: 25g
Calories: 887kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 30 minutes
Recipe by: SomebodyFeedSeb
Bonus: a gorgeous pie that’s hearty and rich even without meat

My-oh-my this pie is so good! Creamy sweet potatoes and soft leeks cooked in a velvety cream and white wine sauce topped with cubes of salty halloumi is a combination out of this world.

Over and above that, we made a delicious buttery cheddar pastry lattice top that turns it into a real show-stopper for any special occasion!

17. Sweet Potato Crumble With Leeks And Feta

Protein: 18g
Calories: 400kcal
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: SomebodyFeedSeb
Bonus: a quick weeknight dinner for those winter nights

A savory crumble for dinner? Why not? We paired sweet potatoes, lentils, and leeks to create a mildly curried filling and topped it with a toasty oat and breadcrumb mixture.

Tasty, filling, and easy enough to make for a weekday dinner, with just a few simple ingredients, this is an unconventional way to make a crumble savory!

18. Jumbo Sweet Potato Gingerbread Muffins

Ready in: 1 hour 35 minutes
Recipe by: DashOfJazz
Bonus: a yummy autumnal treat would go great with a gingerbread latte for sure

Classic jumbo muffins with nostalgic gingerbread flavors and roasted sweet potato, studded with pecan bits, one of my favorite toppings.

19. Vegetarian Lasagne With Sweet Potato And Kale

Protein: 19.5g
Calories: 368kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 10 minutes
Recipe by: CinnamonAndKale
Bonus: filling and hearty family favorite

This vegetarian lasagne with sweet potato and kale is the perfect comfort food. You can prepare it in advance in a meal prep session, and it’s packed with nutrition.

20. Red Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Protein: 17.7g
Calories: 369kcal
Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: CinnamonAndKale
Bonus: dinner on the table in less than an hour

This red lentil and sweet potato shepherd’s pie is totally delicious. It’s the ultimate comfort food, but it’s also budget-friendly and great for healthy eating.

Each helping has three portions of vegetables, and it’s also packed with healthy fiber.

Sweet Potato Bakes FAQs

How long do sweet potatoes take to bake?

The baking time for whole sweet potatoes really depends on the temperature of your oven and the size of the sweet potato, but generally, at 400 degrees f, it takes between 45-60 minutes.

If you’re baking a large sweet potato it could take longer – try cutting it in half to reduce cooking time!

Should you poke holes in sweet potatoes before baking?

It’s advisable to poke holes in your sweet potatoes if cooking them whole. It prevents the build-up of steam which could otherwise see them explode in your oven!

How many calories are in a sweet potato?

100 grams of sweet potato contains 86 calories.

What to serve with sweet potato?

As you can see from this collection of recipes, almost anything goes well with sweet potatoes from halloumi to eggs, leeks to broccoli. They really are a friend to all!

How to store and reheat sweet potatoes?

It’s best to store uncooked sweet potatoes in a cool, dark place.

You can reheat sweet potatoes in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. If you have made a recipe that is in a casserole dish, pop it back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until it’s hot throughout.

Can you make sweet potatoes ahead?

You can prepare sweet potatoes ahead of time however you need to keep them underwater so they don’t dry out.

I hope you enjoyed this collection of hearty sweet potato bakes!

Sweet potatoes are a great ingredient to use if you’re making a healthy meal, and especially if you’re trying to aid weight loss, as they’re made up of complex carbs.

This means they’re higher in fiber and take longer to break down in the body which leaves you feeling fuller for longer.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you, a fabulous collection of recipes:)

    1. Glad you like, thanks for checking them out! They deserve to be seen