Quick-cooking, easy to store, and oh-so-delicious, the humble sweet potato is a nutritionally rich, colorful, extremely handy vegetable to keep around. Baked, roasted, steamed, boiled, stuffed, or pureed, sweet potato boasts a velvety texture and earthy-sweet flavor that’s great in both sweet and savory dishes. To showcase their tasty versatility we’ve put together a collection of 27 vegan sweet potato recipes. Bonus: All recipes are free from oil, meat, dairy, and heavily processed ingredients!

Sweet Potato Hummus

Made with sweet potato instead of chickpeas, this light, golden hummus tastes amazing with whole grain crackers, with veggie sticks, or in sandwiches and salads.

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“Stuffinged” Sweet Potatoes

These baked sweet potatoes are hearty and impressive enough to take center-table on any holiday spread.

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Packed with sweet potato, rice, spinach, salsa, and beans, these vegan quesadillas are far tastier than the traditional cheese-laden version.

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Spiced Sweet Potato Tacos

The tender flesh of steamed sweet potato makes a great taco filling. Beans and corn add heft for an easy weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy.

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Sweet Potato, Pear, and Blueberry Flatbreads

In this luscious vegan flatbread pizza, mashed sweet potato is spread over a Homemade Oil-Free Pizza Dough and topped with grilled pear, fresh blueberries, and toasted walnuts.

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Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato, and Balsamic Pizza

This sweet potato and roasted vegetable pizza, drizzled with balsamic glaze, is sure to get your tastebuds tingling.

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Sweet Potato Bisque

Almond milk keeps this simple sweet potato soup creamy, cinnamon and nutmeg add delicious fall flavors, and orange zest and juice adds a citrusy zing.

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Sweet Potato Soup with Cannellini Beans and Rainbow Chard

Ready in as few as 20 minutes, this veggie soup is packed with satisfying goodness. If you don’t have rainbow chard use green chard, kale, or spinach.

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Kale and Sweet Potato Salad with Dried Cranberries

In this robust green salad, the soft texture of sweet potato perfectly complements the curly grassiness of kale. Dried cranberries pack a fruity punch, cashews add crunch, and a smokey tahini dressing ties it all together.

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Sweet Potato Stuffed Mushrooms

As if baked mushrooms weren’t delicious enough: Add a melt-in-your-mouth filling of chickpea, spinach, and sweet potato for a heavenly appetizer or main dish.

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Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

In this family-friendly mac and cheese, creamy sweet potato plus garlic and nutritional yeast make for scrumptious cheesy flavors.

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Sweet Potato Lasagna

With layers of tomato sauce, sweet potato filling, cashew cheese, and lasagna noodles, it’s not hard to see why this vegan lasagna is a fan favorite.

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

A curried pea-chickpea filling takes baked sweet potatoes to the next level. Serve with tofu Sour Cream and a green salad.

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Sweet Potato Casserole with Herbed Mushroom Stuffing

Fresh herbs, plenty of mushrooms, and a creamy-cheesy cashew dressing make this sweet potato casserole a delicious main course.

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Single-Rise Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Sweet potato keeps these whole grain dinner rolls moist and adds golden color. Even better, they’re ready in 90 minutes, and that includes an hour of rising time.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

These lightly spiced sweet potato wedges are great as a snack or served with your favorite plant-based burger and ketchup.

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Sweet Potato Chili with Kale

In this tasty chili, sweet potato with kale and kidney beans gives a satisfying earthiness, while orange juice adds citrusy overtones.

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Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Chickpea Chili

Using pantry staples such as canned chickpeas and frozen corn, these rustic stuffed sweet potatoes are an ideal fallback meal for when you’re running low on fresh supplies.

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Lentil, Chard & Sweet Potato Curry

This satisfying sweet potato stew is made even heartier with the addition of yellow lentils. Lime juice, Swiss chard, and vegan yogurt make it a comforting and well-balanced curry.

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Smoky Chili with Sweet Potatoes

Liquid smoke (yes, it’s a thing!) adds a divine grilled flavor to this bean and sweet potato chili.

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Sweet Potato Bruschetta with Avocado-Tomato Topping

Is there nothing sweet potato can’t do! For these bread-less bruschetta, thin slices of sweet potato are baked then topped with avocado, fresh basil, and tomato.

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Tricolor Sweet Potato Kugel

This plant-based take on a traditional Jewish dish uses three different varieties of sweet potato to give a striated effect. Serve with Tofu Sour Cream. (The recipe also works well with one type of sweet potato.)

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Rainbow Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

Brighten up your morning meal with this colorful sweet potato breakfast bowl topped with banana, pumpkin seeds, and berries.

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Hidden Berry Dessert Squares

For these gorgeous squares, a light sweet potato filling houses fresh berries. A date-sweetened crumble is used for the base as well as the topping.

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Sweet Potato Bites

These simple four-ingredient treats from The Blue Zones Kitchen were inspired by New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner’s adventure in Okinawa, where locals have a diet rich in sweet potato and live to be some of the oldest people in the world.

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Mini Peach Tarts

The velvety texture of sweet potato combined with fresh peaches is a match made in heaven in these scrumptious tarts.

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about the author

Lisa Esile, MS

Lisa Esile is an author, illustrator, blogger, vegetable gardener, and whole-food enthusiast with a special fondness for potatoes. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is passionate about showing people how to live happier, healthier lives. Lisa is the author of Reach your Big Calm and the co-author of Whose Mind Is It Anyway?.

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