Looking for sweet potato soup recipes? Want easy sweet potato recipes? Here’s how to cook sweet potato plus ideas to make the perfect baked sweet potato with plenty of topping ideas. We also have lots of healthy sweet potato recipes to make midweek meals more exciting…
How to cook sweet potato
Sweet potatoes are a brilliantly versatile veg. They can be cooked in lots of different ways. The simplest way is to bake in the oven whole in their skin, as you would a regular potato, and then split and fill. They can also be peeled and steamed then mashed with butter and flavourings or peeled and added stews, curries and soups.
How do you make sweet potato fries?
Sweet potato fries have become really popular. To make them you’ll need to cut sweet potatoes into thin French fry shapes then deep fry at 180C until crisp. Alternatively you can cut them into long wedges, toss in olive oil and then bake until crisp. See our recipes below for steak accompaniments and more…
Are sweet potatoes better for you than regular potatoes?
They are a great source of the antioxidant beta carotene which is necessary to make Vitamin A and also have more fibre than regular potatoes. However, normal spuds contain more Vitamin C and potassium and less sugar so on balance sweet potatoes aren’t strictly a healthier choice.
Our favourite sweet potato recipes
Pack plenty of texture into this low-calorie vegetarian salad with roast sweet potatoes, mixed grains, radishes and cucumber, and lift with a punchy Korean dressing.
Give this classic comfort food an upgrade with sweet potato wedges, thyme and red onion, and mustard gravy.
Turn your tacos meat-free with spiced sweet potatoes and black beans topped with a zingy coriander salsa.
This recipe for sweet potato and quinoa chilli makes a great veggie alternative to the traditional chilli. It’s under 500 calories and is packed with flavour, so you won’t even miss the meat.
Check out this simple low calorie sweet potato recipe. This veggie dish with freekeh salad is easy to prepare and can be made for a filling midweek meal.
Check out our enchiladas recipe with sweet potato. This veggie Mexican recipe is packed with peppers, onions and plenty of cheese – an easy midweek meal for the whole family.
Sweet potato soup recipes
Sweet potato is at the heart of this recipe with plenty of umami flavour from white miso. This vegan soup is simple to make and low in calories.
Check out this easy vegan soup recipe with sweet potato and groundnut. Packed with punchy chilli and smooth peanut butter this flavoursome soup is super creamy, and it’s low in calories.
Make our simple vegan soup with sweet potato, carrot, and fiery ginger. This warming soup recipe is ideal for a quick and easy wintery lunch, plus it’s low in calories, too.
We love this bright and warming soup with a hit of lime and ginger. Orange sweet potatoes are sweet, full of flavour and nutrients, and make a good alternative to the great British potato. This recipe is mildly spicy and exotic. A swirl of cream works a treat. Add crusty bread on the side if you like.
Baked sweet potato recipes
Top your baked sweet potatoes with gruyère, cheddar and rosemary for a comforting winter warmer.
Succotash is an American sweetcorn side dish. We’ve added our take on it to crispy sweet potato jackets for a herby twist on the midweek classic.
This recipe for baked sweet potatoes with smoky beans makes for a great easy veggie meal for two. Plus, it’s under 500 calories – perfect for midweek.
This recipe for roasted sweet potatoes with harissa yogurt, toasted nuts and seeds from Dan Doherty makes veg the star of the show.
Check out these roasted sweet potatoes topped with crumbly feta, juicy tomatoes and zhoug – a spicy herb sauce. This veggie recipe is super easy to make, packed with plenty of flavour and low in calories.
Smoked mackerel and dill yogurt is an easy, healthy way to spice up sweet potato jackets.
More sweet potato recipes
Slather your steak in a creamy, paprika-laced stroganoff sauce and serve with homemade sweet potato wedges for a quick midweek meal for two.
Sweet potato linguine is more robust than courgetti, so can withstand a bit more cooking. Served with a warming vegan bolognese-style ragù, this gluten-free low calorie main is perfect for the start of the cooler months.
Sweet potato just got sweeter with this clever addition of miso seasoning and pumpkin seeds. It’s easy to make, vegetarian and the perfect side dish to complete your meal.
Check out this pillowy sweet potato gnudi recipe with lemony cavolo nero and super crispy sage. This impressive dish comes from chef Jess Elliott Dennison’s Edinburgh restaurant, 27 Elliott’s.
Check out our easy salmon recipe with spicy cajun seasoning. Serve this flavour-packed salmon with rosemary sweet potato fries, a simple midweek meal for two.
Check out this super simple, low calorie pizza using sweet potato. This easy recipe is a great way to make midweek family meals more exciting, yet still being healthy.
Inspired by the peanut-based curries of West African cooking, this recipe is a simplified version, using peanut butter as a quick shortcut. It also freezes really well if you fancy making a double batch. Check out our best curry recipes here.
Check out these punchy fishcakes with ginger, sweet potato and cod. These fishcakes are super easy to make and low in calories, too.
Healthy and comforting, this kale and sweet potato hash with a chilli kick is a quick and easy meal to brighten up your day midweek. It also makes a great brunch dish for the weekend.
Sushi street food company Happy Maki (‘sushi from the land’) travels the UK dishing out sushi wraps. Unusually for sushi, everything is ‘fish free’ to raise awareness about unsustainable fish farming. Here’s our version of the Thai sweet potato wrap.
Traditionally cooked in Indian households as a snack, these potato cakes are packed with warming spice and served with a fresh, crunchy kachumber salad. Using sweet potato keeps them lighter.
This Mexican sweet potato bowl with guacamole is a delicious, comforting bowl of veggie goodness. Pop into ASDA on your way home for a super easy supper ready in under an hour.
Steak is big in Argentina and this recipe for feather steaks with Argentinian chimichurri and sweet potato fries is a great way to get a taste at home.
This quick and easy veggie frittata is perfect for a speedy and healthy weekday supper – the added goat’s cheese gives it a more creamy texture and makes it feel like more of a treat.
This recipe for swede, kale and sweet potato gratin is the perfect side dish or veggie main for the colder months. It takes a little time but is really easy.
This recipe for sweet potato falafel with coriander chutney and carrot salad is vegan, low-calorie and gluten-free. Plus, it’s ready in under an hour – perfect for midweek.