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The Best Sweet Potato Recipes Ever!

Updated on May 6, 2016

Sweet Potato Recipes, Dessert and More!

Find some of the best sweet potato recipes, dessert and more on this page!

Sweet Potatoes are easy to cultivate in a limited moisture and the sun. It grows and grows that are commonly found here in Asia and it's native Africa. It is rich in sodium and a very good source of fiber.

Sweet Potatoes in other countries are called Yam in the United States, "kumara" in the Polynesia, Batata in Quechua, Kumar in Peru, Kamote in the Philippines, Ubi Jalar in Indonesia, Bathala in Sinhala, Ube in Okinawa, and khoai lang in Vietnam among the others.

Sweet Potatoes are very nutritious and economical root crops. It's versatility ranges from wide types of dishes with a perfect blend of herbs, flavorings and spices. You can fried it, baked it, broiled it, canned it and even frozen it!

What are you waiting for? Just give these recipes a try.


Whole Baked Sweet Potato


•4 medium sweet potatoes, even in size

•vegetable oil


•salt and paprika or cinnamon sugar


Scrub sweet potatoes; brush each with vegetable oil.

Arrange potatoes on oven rack and bake at 450° for 35 to 45 minutes, until tender.

Remove at once and prick with a fork to let steam out.

Cut a 1 1/2-inch cross in the center of each potato.

Hold each potato with potholder and press upwards until filling "bursts" up through the cuts.

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Note: Top with butter and sprinkle with salt and paprika or a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.

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Sweet Potato Pecan Tarts Recipe

Sweet Potato Pecan Tarts

Just doubled the Pecans -- it's quite good!


1 frozen deep-dish pie crust, thawed, pierced all over with fork

1 1-pound red-skinned sweet potato (yam), pierced with fork

1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup light corn syrup

2 large eggs

1 cup (about 4 ounces) pecan halves


Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake crust until pale golden, about 8 minutes; set aside.

Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.

Cook sweet potato in microwave on high until tender, about 6 minutes per side.

Cut potato in half; scoop flesh into medium bowl and mash.

Measure 1 cup mashed potato; place in large bowl. Whisk sugar and next 5 ingredients into mashed potato; spread mixture in prepared crust.

Whisk corn syrup and eggs in bowl to blend. Stir in pecans. Pour syrup mixture over potato mixture.

Bake pie until filling is set, puffed and brown, about 45 minutes.

Cool pie completely.

Serve at room temperature or refrigerate up to 1 day and serve cold.

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Brandied Sweet Potato Tart Recipe

Brandied Sweet Potato Tart Recipe


* 1 (9-inch) Pastry Crust

* 2 cups mashed cooked sweet potato (about 1 1/2 pounds)

* 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar

* 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice

* 1/4 teaspoon salt

* 2 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened

* 2 large eggs

* 3 tablespoons brandy

* 1 large egg white

* 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar

* 3 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup

* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* Dash of salt

* 1/4 cup chopped pecans


Prepare and bake the Pastry Crust in a 9-inch round removable-bottom tart pan.

Cool crust completely on a wire rack.

Preheat oven to 325°.

Beat sweet potato and the next 4 ingredients (sweet potato through cream cheese) at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended.

Add eggs and brandy, and beat until well-blended.

Spoon filling into prepared crust.

Beat egg white, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and dash of salt at medium speed of a mixer for 2 minutes or until light brown.

Pour corn syrup mixture over sweet potato mixture; sprinkle with pecans.

Place tart on a baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 1 1/2 hours or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool completely on a wire rack.

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Sweet Potato Nutrition Facts

The sweet potato is the 6th principal world food crop, and approximately 90 percent of the worlds' crop is grown in Asia.

Sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene (a vitamin An equivalent nutrient), vitamin C, and vitamin B6.

Sweet Potato Cookbooks - ... highly recommended!

The Sweet Potato Cookbook
The Sweet Potato Cookbook

This is a unique collection of nutritional and historical information regarding the sweet potato in a variety of civilizations, plus more than 100 unique mouth-watering, tantalizing recipes for sweet potatoes that reflect the lifestyle of today's youth-oriented culture.


Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan and Coconut Toppings


* 3 cups sweet potatoes, mashed

* 1 cup granulated sugar

* 1/4 cup butter

* 3 eggs

* 1/2 cup milk

* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

* 1 tablespoon lemon juice

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

* 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


* 1 cup chopped pecans

* 3/4 to 1 cup flaked coconut

* 1 cup packed brown sugar

* 1/2 cup flour

* 1/4 cup butter


Combine mashed sweet potatoes, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup butter eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; blend well.

Spoon sweet potato mixture into a buttered baking dish.

Mix topping ingredients until crumbly; sprinkle over casserole.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

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      5 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      Great recipes, going to try a few of these!

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      Laura Hofman 

      6 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Excellent recipes! Thank you for sharing. Sweet potatoes are so tasty and good for you!

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      6 years ago

      I love sweet potatoes. These are great recipes.

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      6 years ago

      These recipes look wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 

      6 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Well done; a very nice assortment of recipes using my all-time favorite sweet potato.

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      shawnhi77 lm 

      6 years ago

      I love the lens. You had me at Sweet Potato. Thanks for all the great suggestions.

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      6 years ago

      Love your Lens!

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      6 years ago

      Very tasty lens.

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      6 years ago

      A very tasty lens.

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      6 years ago from USA

      Nice lens! Some of these recipes are very inviting.

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      Margaret Schindel 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Well done! Thanks for sharing these recipes!

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      6 years ago

      Chopping sweet potatoes is my least favorite part about them. I usually use a mandolin slicer.

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      David Gardner 

      6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Just finished watching the Dr. Oz show on our local TV station -- and he mentioned sweet potatoes as "heart-healthy" veggies. Nice lens! Congrats on a Squidoo masterpiece!

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      David Gardner 

      6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Just finished watching the Dr. Oz show on our local TV station -- and he mentioned sweet potatoes as "heart-healthy" veggies. Nice lens! Congrats on a Squidoo masterpiece!

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      David Gardner 

      6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Just finished watching the Dr. Oz show on our local TV station -- and he mentioned sweet potatoes as "heart-healthy" veggies. Nice lens! Congrats on a Squidoo masterpiece!

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      7 years ago

      My mom made sweet pototoes by slicing and adding butter and corn syrup. She has since passed away and I haven't got the recipe. I'm going by memory and remembering what it looked like. There wasn't a whole lot you had to do. They weren't cut lengthwise but in circles. Then she would bake them. That was how I got to like/eat sweet potatoes. I can't remember if you had to precook them and then peel them. And the length of time is a loss to me also.

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      7 years ago

      Absolutely mouth watering lens! Blessed by a Squidoo Angel-Have a great day!

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      7 years ago

      I love sweet potatoes, but I never seem to buy them enough. Thanks for the recipe ideas!

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      7 years ago

      Oh yummy!

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      Francis Luxford 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      I need to eat sweet potatoes more often. I can't remember the last time I had any. Very tasty lens!

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      8 years ago

      My mom loves sweet potatoes. But I'm not a big fan.

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      8 years ago

      I love sweet potatoes, but my type is always scarce. I love the lesser pumpkin looking type and it's not always on the market. However, I'll give some of these recipes a try soon.

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      DallasNicole LM 

      8 years ago

      Sweet potato anything and everything is my absolute favorite! I will be trying some of the recipes here!

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      8 years ago

      The pecan and coconut topped sweet potatoes look amazing! I'm adding this to my lensroll on the Secret of Cooking Turkey Perfectly.

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      8 years ago

      Great lens. I love baking sweet potato with a drizzle of maple syrup...yum!

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      8 years ago

      Love sweet potatoes and I'm always looking for new ways to cook with them. Great lens. One thing: One of your links to BIGGsuperstore doesn't go to a recipe site.

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      8 years ago

      Your lens is great. Very informative. I liked your lens with a thumbs up.

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      8 years ago

      Very well made lens on a populare subject!

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      8 years ago from Vancouver

      This lens is terrific on many levels... over all content is a perfect balance and your artistic design is beautiful. Everything blends nicely in to a very good read. Blessed

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      8 years ago

      sweet potatoes is one of my favorite ingredient, it is very cheap and very yummy! thanks for sharing some recipe! I love it!

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      hayleylou lm 

      9 years ago

      Excellent lens, 5 stars - have linked it to my potato lens in the discovery tool

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      Macs LM 

      9 years ago

      I've lensrolled this to my Candied Sweet Potato lens.

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      9 years ago

      Great sweet potato recipes. I will try it out definitely. By the way, I love your layout of the lens which is beautiful.

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      9 years ago

      Great lens. Thank-you for all the tips and the wonderful recipes. 5 stars*****

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      9 years ago

      These recipes sound delicious. I love sweet potatoes.

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      9 years ago from Sweden

      I have lensrolled this lens to mine about POTATOES =)

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      9 years ago

      Love them baked and fried!

      Delicious lens, Naiza!

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      Lamar Ross 

      10 years ago from Florida

      I love sweet potatoes, I'll try some of your recipes.

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      10 years ago from New England, USA

      Wow, all sorts of options to try! 5-star & lensroll to my Old Fashioned Yankee Cooking lens!

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      10 years ago

      I've never had them fried...hmmm, might be good!

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      10 years ago

      I picked "fried" in the poll, but I like them baked, too.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      10 years ago from Northern California

      Thank you for adding this to the Month of Thanks Challenge.

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      10 years ago

      In India we love potato. I liked all your recipes. 5*

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      10 years ago

      I need start cooking sweet potatoes so I can eat more of them. They are so much healthier than regular potatoes.


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