15 Vegan Sweet Potato Recipes

The holiday season is quickly coming! This means that it is time to start enjoying all my favorite vegan sweet potato recipes. Sweet potatoes are so versatile and I have added them to so many different dishes.

What Are Sweet Potatoes?

Sweet potatoes are distant cousins of regular potatoes, and you can find them almost anywhere. Colors of the flesh and skin can vary greatly, ranging from purple to red, and orange to yellow, but the most common form has orange flesh and brownish skin.

Although they are commonly called yams, they are not the same thing, and you shouldn’t confuse them with them.

Sweet potatoes of all types are quite healthy and a healthier alternative to other potatoes. It was hard to imagine, but sweet potatoes are actually less carb-heavy than regular potatoes – who would have guessed?

Additionally, they are loaded with vitamins, like vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as fiber. I have a great time with them overall.

Moreover, they are also quite versatile cooking ingredients, so you’ll be able to use them for quite a few different recipes. You can make sweet potatoes in so many different ways that it is incredible – roasting, baking, cooking, mashing, and more.

Sweet Potato Benefits

Sweet potatoes are known for their several benefits. Here are a few to name:

  • Sweet potatoes are high in fiber. As a result, they help in regulating your digestive health. Because of the fiber, they promote regular bowel movement and also reduce the chances of constipation.
  • Sweet potatoes contain a special ground of naturally occurring antioxidants called anthocyanins. These antioxidants are known to reduce the chances of several types of cancers. They do that by slowing down the growth of cancerous cells in the body.
  • They are also rich in antioxidants called beta-carotene. This antioxidant is known for improving your vision.
  • Sweet potatoes are also known to improve your brain function. They contain several compounds that improve memory and also lower the chances of dementia.
  • It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. As a result, it improves the immunity level of the body.
  • Lastly, it is also rich in manganese, copper, and potassium.

How to Freeze Sweet Potato?

Have a whole bunch of sweet potatoes that you can’t possibly use in time? You can absolutely freeze sweet potatoes.

Purchase your sweet potatoes during the fall when they are easy to come by and cheap, and then make your little stockpile in the freezer.

We wrote this article to inform you about sweet potatoes and how to freeze them so that they can be cooked whenever it is convenient for you.

Vegan Sweet Potato Recipes

I have a whole assortment of vegan sweet potato recipes that you can try. They range from classic choices to new innovative ideas, and I have both sweet and savory options.

Add these sweet potato recipes to your repertoire today!

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

vegan sweet potato pie on white plate on a wooden background

This flavorful vegan sweet potato pie recipe tastes just like the Southern classic, without dairy, eggs, or gluten.

This flavorful vegan sweet potato pie recipe tastes just like the Southern classic, without dairy, eggs, or gluten. This amazing recipe is so easy to make using a store-bought crust or my gluten-free vegan pie crust. Making your own pie is such a piece of cake. With the right ingredients, you can easily prepare this mouthwatering pie.

I bought a large bag of sweet potatoes from the wholesale club and I am so excited to prepare a variety of recipes with them.

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole dish

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with marshmallows is an amazing recipe for Thanksgiving, fluffy baked sweet potatoes, mixed with spices and topped with pillowy soft mini marshmallows and crunchy pecans.

Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding

Vegan Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding

This Jamaican sweet potato pudding recipe is a vegan spin on this popular dessert enjoyed in Jamaica and the Caribbean throughout the year. It is very moist, rich, and indulgent!

I enjoyed sweet potato pudding while growing up in Jamaica. It is easy to make, using a food processor or a blender. I must say it wasn’t as easy to make when I was growing up, but it was such a delight to eat and an appreciation of my mother’s labor of love that brings back warm memories!

Vegan Purple Sweet Potato Pudding

Purple sweet potato pudding on white plate

If you are looking for a delicious and visually appealing dessert to try, look no further than this vegan purple sweet potato pudding with a custard topping.

Want to know how to make delicious purple sweet potato pudding and its health benefits? Check this out! Purple sweet potato pudding is a dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan dessert.

The sweetness and vanilla-cinnamon finish is the perfect thing to enhance the flavor. It is an elegant dessert that you can serve at the occasional family-friendly parties like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more. Of course, it will be loved by adults and even kids as it is a pretty unique and interesting dessert.

White Sweet Potato Smoothie

Sweet Potato Smoothie in two glasses

The white sweet potato is a Jamaican staple that is not just flavorful but is full of health benefits as well. White sweet potato smoothie is creamy, smooth, slightly sweet, and fulfilling.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries on a black plate

Air fryer sweet potato fries are delicious, healthy, crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. These are super easy to make and a perfect way to satisfy your random craving.

It is a perfect snack or a side dish for your main course. Serve it with your favorite dip, and I bet you and the kids will love it!

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes in grey bowl

Bored with the traditional mashed potato recipe? Are you looking for something different to revive and excite your tastebuds? How about you try Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes for dinner instead of the traditional mashed potatoes?

Vegan mashed sweet potatoes are rich, creamy, and delicious. The dish is savory with a touch of sweetness from the sweet potatoes.  The dish is made from non-dairy ingredients and is 100% vegan friendly. You can serve it alongside your main course and enjoy the many health benefits of the dish. It is very simple and effortless to make. It will take no more than 35 minutes to get it done.

Mashed White Sweet Potatoes

Mashed white sweet potato in white bowl

These creamy Mashed White Sweet Potatoes (mashed Boniato), are fluffy, sweet, and flavorful, the perfect side dish for a weeknight dinner or a holiday meal. Sweet Potato boiled until tender, mashed with vegan butter and roasted garlic will definitely be a family favorite.

There are many varieties of sweet potatoes, one thing is they are all healthy. Growing up in Jamaica we had white-fleshed sweet potatoes, but once I moved to the US, I got to enjoy other varieties.

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked sweet potatoes on parchment paper tray

Here is how to bake sweet potatoes that are easy to prepare and return nutrients and flavor of sweet potatoes. Oven-baked sweet potatoes are the easiest and most nutritious way to prepare them.

I have been eating more sweet potatoes lately and I just can’t get enough of them. Cooking sweet potatoes in the oven also makes a great base for vegan sweet potato recipes.

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes

Who doesn’t love Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes? These air fryer-baked sweet potatoes are naturally sweetened. crispy skin, melt-in-the-mouth orange-flesh treat!

Adding Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato to your diet is a great way to include nourishing and healthy foods in your diet. Sweet potatoes are packed with fiber, potassium, vitamins, and minerals. 

Great way to prepare sweet potatoes is to boil, bake or roast them, today I’m going to show you how I air fry them.

Baking whole sweet potatoes in your air fryer is one of the easiest ways you can prepare them. They will be ready in less time than it would take by baking them in the oven. Air frying your sweet potatoes means you don’t have to peel, chop, boil, drain them.  You get to decide whether to serve them sweet or savory!

Roasted White Sweet Potatoes

Roasted white sweet potatoes are very delicious and have a unique flavor. With all the healthy goodness of orange sweet potatoes, you need to try these the next time you are at the grocery store.

For today’s recipe, we bring to you a unique dish that is utterly delicious, satisfying, and a perfectly healthy meal option for you if you are bored with your regular potatoes or sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

Easy to prepare and cheesy sweet potato vegan mac and cheese. This irresistible vegan mac and cheese is so comforting and made with a yummy sweet potato cashew cheese sauce that is rich and creamy.

After making my classic Vegan Mac And Cheese and my Instant Pot Chili Mac And Cheese recipe, I couldn’t stop there. I decided to bring you a healthy version of macaroni and cheese with sweet potato for the fall.

Sweet Potato is rich in nutrients so it helps to boost the nutritional value of the macaroni and cheese and adds a pretty orange color to the dish. It is a great way to add vegetables to your kid’s meals.

Vegan sweet potato mac and cheese come together so easily. I used gluten-free brown rice pasta but you can use your favorite pasta and follow the directions on the package to cook it.

Jamaican Sweet Potato Stew

Sweet Potato Stew

This hearty and flavorful Jamaican Sweet Potato Stew is loaded with chunky white sweet potatoes, cooked in a flavorful coconut vegetable broth with Jamaican flavors of thyme, scallion, allspice, and Scotch Bonnet pepper.

I love to make stews just the way my mom made hers with lots of Jamaican flavors and they always turn out amazing. I decided to make this sweet potato stew just in time for Thanksgiving. If you have never tried white sweet potato then you really should. It is quite different from the popular orange flesh sweet potato found here in the USA. 

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Maple roasted brussels sprouts in a white plate

These Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes are the perfect colorful side dish for your holiday table, they are so pretty! This classic Thanksgiving side dish will be a tasty addition to your Thanksgiving menu.

These roasted Brussels sprouts with maple syrup and sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish to serve for the holidays.

Is it better to bake or boil sweet potatoes?

Boiling sweet potatoes is better than baking. When baked, sweet potatoes lose about 80 percent of their antioxidant power. 

When Should You Not Eat Sweet Potatoes?

Don’t eat sweet potatoes if they are bruised, soft, smelly, draining liquid, or sprouting.

Why Should You Not Refrigerate Sweet Potato?

Keeping your sweet potato in the refrigerator will make it last longer, however, it will change the taste unfavorably.

Can You Freeze Sweet Potatoes?

Yes, you can freeze sweet potatoes and scrub dry them.  You can leave the skin on or peel and chop them. Place them in a freezer container. See more How To Freeze Sweet Potatoes?

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  1. I enjoy reading all about your recipes, I’m going to try this one over the weekend because my family and I love sweet potatoes.

    1. Hope you & the family have a wonderful meal together! let me know how everyone enjoyed it! 😊

  2. Those are wonderful sweet potato recipes. We love sweet potatoes at home because they don’t only taste good but they’re very versatile.

  3. I am from RWANDA , Ill definitely try most of these. I don’t know if I can get through all of them though.

  4. These recipes is actually common here in Sierra Leone, West Africa 🇸🇱🌍 and it’s my favorite recipes

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