Sweet potatoes aren't just a side dish anymore! Each one of these savory 21 vegan sweet potato recipes features sweet potatoes as the star ingredient for dinner!
Ahhh the humble sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are delicious, healthy, inexpensive, and can be prepared in so many different ways! I always wondered why people only served them as a side dish at Thanksgiving. Of course, a simple roasted sweet potato (sprinkled with lots of cinnamon!) is always a delicious side dish option but the often under appreciated sweet potato can also be the star of your family dinner!
What Type of Sweet Potato Recipes Will You Find Here?
This roundup contains 21 vegan baked sweet potato recipes (many are gluten-free too!) that you can make for dinner! As much as I love vegan mashed sweet potatoes or simple savory roasted sweet potato chunks, these unique recipes all feature a baked sweet potato as the star ingredient!
- Healthy sweet potato curry
- Stuffed sweet potatoes
- Quick sweet potato buddha bowl
- Vegan sweet potato soup
- Sweet potato tacos
- Spicy sweet potato noodles
- Sweet potato pizza
- Sweet potato chickpea salad
- Vegan sweet potato bake
- Sweet potato chickpea stew
- Easy sweet potato wraps
- Savory sweet potato casserole
Do Vegans Eat Sweet Potatoes?
Yes, vegans and vegetarians definitely can and should eat sweet potatoes because they're delicious and very nutritious! I know that some people (like my husband) don't love sweet potatoes, they prefer a starchier baked russet potato instead. However, sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and potassium and they should be enjoyed by everyone, not just vegans.
What Do Sweet Potatoes Go With?
You can eat sweet potatoes for breakfast, lunch, dinner-- even dessert! Sweet potatoes go well with pretty much any meal. I especially love baked sweet potatoes with roasted cauliflower steaks, stuffed with cilantro lime quinoa, or along with a big bowl of vegan stuffed pepper soup.
Can You Peel and Cut Sweet Potatoes Ahead of Time?
Yes, you can peel and cut sweet potatoes ahead of time. If you'd like to prepare the sweet potatoes the day before you serve them, peel and cut them and store them in a large bowl. Cover the sweet potatoes with cold water and store it in the fridge until the next day. Don't store the potatoes in the water for longer than 24 hours.
What Goes Good with Sweet Potatoes for Dinner?
You can work sweet potatoes into almost any meal-- soups, stews, tacos, casseroles, quinoa salad, or salads. However, the point of this post is to prove that sweet potatoes aren't just a side dish, they can be the main course or at least the main ingredient in a recipe. Sweet potatoes are so versatile and can be prepared in so many different ways!
21 Easy Vegan Sweet Potato Recipes to Make For Dinner
The following vegan sweet potato dishes are all recipes that feature sweet potatoes as the star ingredient! I hope that you find some new and delicious ways to incorporate sweet potatoes into your weekly lunch and dinner meal plan. If you need some inspiration for your weekly meal plan, you can get my free 1-month vegan meal plan, here.
I also included a few of my favorite vegan sweet potato dessert recipes at the end of this post if you'd rather enjoy a sweet potato in your cake or pie.
Vegan Sweet Potato Dessert Recipes
I figured that there might be some people out there (like my husband) who want to work more sweet potatoes into their diet without actually tasting it for dinner. What better way than hiding baked sweet potatoes in your dessert?!
- Vegan sweet potato pie, recipe here.
- Chocolate sweet potato mousse, recipe here.
- Easy sweet potato truffles, recipe here.
- Sweet potato chocolate cake, recipe here.
- Sweet potato cinnamon rolls with maple pecan glaze, recipe here.
If you make any of these healthy vegan sweet potato recipes, please post a picture of it on Instagram, tag me @Stacey_Homemaker and use the #StaceyHomemaker so I can see your yummy creation!