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.
These are the best ever vegetarian enchiladas! Loaded with seasoned sweet potatoes, protein-packed black beans, satisfying brown rice, and slathered in a shortcut enchilada sauce, this vegetarian enchilada recipe will have everyone coming back for seconds and thirds!
This quick and easy, protein-packed, 30-min plant-based black bean burrito recipe will be a new staple in your monthly meal plan! These tasty burritos are loaded with beans, roasted sweet potatoes, rice, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, hot sauce, and tons of flavor! Vegan, nut-free, soy-free + gluten-free options.
Fresh carrots, ginger, sweet potatoes, and coconut milk come together to create a rich and creamy soup that’s bursting with flavor! This vegan carrot ginger soup is so vibrant that it looks like liquid gold!
Sweet potato noodles are tossed in a creamy peanut butter sauce with a spicy kick! Loaded with flavor and spinach, this dish will become your new favorite quick weeknight meal! Vegan and gluten-free.
Roasted vegan stuffed sweet potatoes are filled with broccoli and topped with the most delicious vegan cheese sauce! This is healthy vegan comfort food! Vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free.
Skip the traditional chili and give this flavorful vegan twist a try instead! This vegan sweet potato chili is loaded with lentils, sweet potatoes, beans, and vegetables, and it’s made in just one pot!
This easy vegan naan pizza recipe is a definite weekday favourite! Topped with vegan pesto, sweet potato, dairy-free cheese, red onion, spinach and walnuts.
GORGEOUS SWEET POTATO AND BEET WILD RICE SALAD RECIPE! THIS HEALTHY, VEGAN SALAD IS LOADED WITH ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES, A NUTTY WILD RICE BLEND, TART CRANBERRIES, AND SWEET PECANS.
Sweet potatoes are roasted up with maple syrup and sesame oil, rolled in rice coated nori sheets and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds to make these flavorful sweet potato sushi rolls.
Sometimes a salad is a side dish, and sometimes it’s the main event. In the case of this vegan sweet potato salad it’s definitely the main event!
Sometimes people complicate it but making gnocchi is actually SUPER easy! I cut out all the extra ingredients that are sometimes added and kept this recipe super simple with only THREE ingredients: sweet potato, gluten free flour, and salt.
This Buddha Bowl is topped with roasted sweet potatoes, peppers and chickpeas and drizzled with a tangy green mojo sauce. It’s a healthy (vegetarian + vegan) dinner or lunch.
Make these Vegan Black Bean Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for a satisfying Mexican dish that’s healthy, fresh and amazingly flavorful.
Black Bean Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
These Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes are probably one of my favorite dinners ever. It’s vegan, healthy, fresh and ready in under an hour. It’s such a simple meal, but it packs a to
Coconut Curry Soup w/ Sweet Potato Noodles – This flavorful soup can be made in just about 30 minutes! And how cute are those “noodles?!”
Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos are flavorful and easy to make in about 30 minutes. Topped with fresh pico de gallo and avocado slices, these naturally vegan and gluten-free tacos are sure to become a family favorite.
This sweet potato scallop is as creamy, tasty and satisfying as the usual scalloped potatoes.It is however, much lighter and packed with nutrients. And it's non dairy and gluten-free, too.
This vegan sweet potato curry recipe is loaded with good stuff including red lentils, chickpeas, oodles of sweet potatoes, and a vibrant blend of spices. This vegan curry is easily made in the slow cooker.
This sweet potato flatbread only takes three ingredients! It does not require yeast or kneading and it is incredibly easy to make. It stays soft, tender and flexible making it perfect for sandwich wraps and if you roll it very thin, it can be used as a tortilla.
Instant Pot Sweet Potato Kale Soup just happens to be vegetarian and vegan, but those of us who eat meat won't miss not having any in this flavorful soup!
Sweet Potato Casserole with Black Beans, Kale and Buckwheat • Happy Kitchen
Comforting gluten-free and vegan sweet potato casserole with black beans, kale, buckwheat and roasted garlic sauce. Easy to assemble and perfect to make ahead.
With black beans, smoked paprika and coriander and ground cumin, these vegan sweet potato quesadillas are hearty and packed full of flavour. Serve with a generous dollop of lime cashew cream and an extra squeeze of lime along with a side salad for a delicious weeknight dinner.
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!