Sweet potato is a great food to add to your meal prep menu. They’re a super healthy carb option. They’re perfect for main AND side dishes. Sweet potatoes are affordable and low-calorie, but still highly nutritious. They’re vegetarian/vegan-friendly. Their low GI makes them the perfect carb for diabetic people. Overall, slow potatoes are a healthy and delicious food that everyone can eat. What’s not to love?
Here at Meal Plan Ninja, we think that sweet potatoes are so great that we went ahead and found 30 delicious recipes you can use to meal prep sweet potatoes. These dishes can either be great mains or delicious sides to accompany whatever main dishes you’re meal prepping for the week.
If you’re still wondering why you should eat sweet potatoes or don’t know what makes them so great, keep on reading.
Jump ahead to a section in this article:
- Why Sweet Potatoes?
- Microwave Sweet Potato Recipes
- Sautéed Sweet Potato Recipes
- Crockpot Sweet Potato Recipes
- Baked Sweet Potato Recipes
- Sweet Potato Dessert Recipes
Why Sweet Potatoes?
Sweet potatoes are loaded with important nutrients and vitamins that keep you in tip-top shape. They’re high in vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, manganese, potassium, and biotin.
Sweet Potatoes Five Ways
Microwave Sweet Potato Recipes
If you’re looking for a microwave sweet potato dish that’s hearty enough to eat on its own, this recipe is great because it uses filling and nutritious ingredients.
You just need 3 ingredients and less than 15 minutes of your time to make delicious, healthy, and homemade sweet potato chips! These are great as a quick snack to add into your meal prep menu.
Add cinnamon and maple syrup to make your typical baked sweet potato taste a little more unique!
Yes, you can get incredibly delicious and creamy mashed potatoes using just a microwave and a hand blender.
This recipe is great on its own if you want a light and vegetarian lunch option, or it makes an amazing side dish.
Who knew sweet potatoes could make the perfect breakfast food? These stuffed potatoes are cheap, easy to make and fit perfectly into your Tupperware container!
Sautéed Sweet Potato Recipes
These sweet potato burritos are a delicious and hearty on-the-go breakfast! They’ll definitely keep you full until lunchtime.
This delicious side can be made in just under 10 minutes! It’s the perfect side dish if you’re crunched for time.
While eggs add some heartiness and flavor, sweet potato is the star of the show in this breakfast recipe.
This dish is plant-based, yummy, and super unique! It’s a great dinner recipe if you’re looking to bring something new to the table.
This Asian-inspired dinner only requires 7 ingredients and 20 minutes of your time!
This dish is super easy to make if you’re feeling a little lazy – just throw all your ingredients in a pan and stir!
Crockpot Sweet Potato Recipes
Who knew sweet potato and lentils could taste so good together? This dish is so comforting that you’ll want to enjoy it even in the summertime.
Try something new in the slow cooker this week! Sweet potato adds a fun flavor to this super unique stew.
You can go ahead and run errands while this chili cooks. You’ll come home to a healthy and hearty plant-based dinner!
We promise that this will be the most unique and tasty soup you’ve had in a while.
Yes, sweet potato does go in enchiladas. And it tastes delicious.
This North African stew has a gorgeous combination of flavors that you won’t find anywhere else.
Baked Sweet Potato Recipes
These sweet potato quesadillas only require 20 minutes of active time. They’re a delicious way to get your daily serving of vegetables in!
This recipe only needs 15 minutes of prep time – it’ll cook while you watch the newest episode of Stranger Things!
These wedges are perfect when you want to curb your carb cravings but still wanna feel healthy while you do it. You can also use an air fryer for this recipe if you want crispy wedges.
This sheet pan bake is just as tasty as it is easy to make.
The asparagus makes this salad refreshing enough for summer, but the sweet potato makes it comforting enough to enjoy in autumn. Basically, this salad is so good you can enjoy it year-round.
These fries have the perfect amount of spice to compliment the sugary flavor of the sweet potato. This recipe is crispy enough on its own, but if you want to kick it up you can use an air fryer instead of an oven!
Sweet Potato Dessert Recipes
These brownies are fudgy, chocolatey, and ultra rich. You won’t even believe that sweet potatoes are the star of this recipe.
You only need 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time to make this delicious sweet potato pudding. Yes, you heard us right. While this might be a recipe marketed as a healthy dessert for little ones, we promise this recipe is just as tasty for adults too.
These sweet potato bars are so tasty, they’ll make you wish it was autumn already.
If you’re looking for the ultimate health-conscious dessert that’s good for both you and your sweet tooth, these vegan sweet potato oatmeal cookies are it.
Delicious sweet potato casserole doesn’t require hours of waiting – this recipe uses the microwave to cut down on cooking time.
Sweet potato isn’t just for the fall: these sweet potato pecan cookies are so yummy, you’ll want to eat them year-round.