Roasted Sweet Potato Recipe With Harissa Yogurt

Best ever sweet potato recipes

Check out our 25 best sweet potato recipes. These simple and delicious recipes are easy to prepare and make an ideal midweek meal

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… 

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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

Sweet potato and quinoa chilli

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.


Roasted sweet potato and freekeh salad

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.

Roasted Sweet Potato Recipe with Freekeh Grain Salad

Roast sweet potato enchiladas

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 Enchiladas Recipe

Sweet potato soup recipes

Sweet potato soup

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.

Sweet Potato Peanut Soup Recipe

Vegan sweet potato, carrot and ginger soup

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.

Sweet Potato, Carrot and Ginger Soup Recipe

Sweet potato, lime and ginger soup

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

Baked sweet potatoes with smoky beans

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.


Roasted sweet potatoes with harissa yoghurt, toasted nuts and seeds

This recipe for roasted sweet potatoes with harissa yogurt, toasted nuts and seeds from Dan Doherty makes veg the star of the show.

Best ever sweet potato recipes

Roast sweet potatoes with zhoug

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.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic and Herb Sauce

Sweet potato jackets with smoked mackerel and dill yoghurt

Smoked mackerel and dill yogurt is an easy, healthy way to spice up sweet potato jackets.

Baked Sweet Potato Recipe with Smoked Mackerel Filling

More sweet potato recipes

Sweet potato linguine with vegan lentil ragu

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 Noodles With Vegetarian Bolognese Recipe

Sweet potato miso mash

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.

sweet potato-miso mash

Sweet potato gnudi, lemony cavolo nero, crispy sage and parmesan

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.

Sweet Potato Gnudi Recipe with Cavolo Nero and Crispy Sage

Cajun salmon with rosemary sweet potato wedges 

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.

Cajun Salmon Recipe with Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potato ‘pizza’ with olives and serrano ham

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.

Sweet Potato Pizza Crust Recipe with Ham and Olives

West African-style curry with chicken and sweet potato

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.

African Chicken Curry Recipe With Sweet Potato and Peanuts

Sweet potato fishcakes

Check out these punchy fishcakes with ginger, sweet potato and cod. These fishcakes are super easy to make and low in calories, too.

Cod Fish Cake Recipe with Sweet Potato and Ginger

Kale and sweet potato hash

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.

kale and sweet potato

Sweet potato and coconut maki

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.


Spiced sweet potato cakes

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.

Spiced sweet potato cakes

Mexican sweet potato bowl with guacamole

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.


Feather steaks with chimichurri and sweet potato fries

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.


Sweet potato and broccoli frittata

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.


Swede, kale and sweet potato gratin

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.

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Sweet potato falafel with coriander chutney and carrot salad

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.

Sweet Potato Falafel Recipe With Coriander Chutney and Carrot Salad served with flatbread on a silver tray