Your body will thank you for following the 30-day Whole30 diet. With the focus on whole foods, you can eliminate the foods that make your body overreact and crave more, such as sugar and grains.
And there are so many great Whole30 recipes out there! What I like to do is pick a favorite food, and research some tasty recipes that use the ingredient, and then build my weekly menus around several favorite foods in this way.
Sweet potato is a big favorite of mine, it tastes sweet and creamy, but is savory at the same time. And there are so many ways to cook it, dress it, and serve it. So versatile.
Not to mention healthy – it has a low glycemic index, which means that despite having carbs, they won’t cause your blood sugar to spike.
In this article, I’m going to share our family’s favorite sweet potato recipes. And without further ado, here we go!
1. Whole30 Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe From Dwarf Cooks
I thought I’d kick things off with something super simple…
You simply cut some sweet potato into pieces, and coat them with a mix of herbs and spices, including salt, smoked paprika, chipotle chili powder, oregano, and ground cumin, together with some olive oil, sliced onion, and minced garlic. Then you just roast them in the oven for about half an hour, and done!
The recipe yields 6 servings, and comes in at a mere 218 calories per serving.
2. Whole30 Loaded Sweet Potato Fries Recipe From 40 Aprons
Regular sweet potato fries tend to be not only high in sugar, but also loaded with high sugar toppings, such as salsa.
This recipe, however, is 100% Whole30 diet approved. The sweet potato fries have a low glycemic index, and they are seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, and chili powder.
Then they are loaded with healthy ingredients such as eggs, green onions, and homemade guacamole. Such a treat!
3. Savory Whole30 Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe From The Almond Eater
Mashed sweet potatoes make for an excellent side dish, and this recipe is hands down the best way to do it.
There are only 5 ingredients required, sweet potatoes of course, and some ghee, minced garlic cloves, non-dairy milk, such as almond or coconut milk, salt and pepper to taste, and a garnish of fresh chives.
It’s dairy-free, and paleo friendly as well as whole30. The recipe yields 6 servings, and is ready to eat in less than half an hour.
4. Whole30 Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe From The Healthy Consultant
If you love Mexican flavors, and a little heat, then this is the sweet potato recipe for you!
These sweet potatoes are stuffed with ground beef in a homemade taco seasoning, made with onion, chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.
You simply stuff cooked sweet potatoes with the seasoned ground beef, and add some diced tomatoes and onion, chopped jalapeños, and smashed avocado.
I like to serve it with a squeeze of lime juice!
5. Cinnamon Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe From Just Jessie B
This flavorful dish is super simple to make, and it makes for an excellent side dish.
The sweet potato is diced into cubes, before being drizzled with avocado oil and sprinkled with an array of yummy spices, including cinnamon, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and black pepper to taste.
It then goes into the oven, and before long you have spiced sweet potatoes, roasted to tender crispy perfection!
6. Whole30 Sweet Potato Breakfast 3 Ways Recipe From Eat The Gains
The link here will bring up the instructions for 3 stuffed sweet potatoes that are all whole30 approved.
There’s one stuffed with bacon, egg, avocado, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Then there’s one with chorizo, kale, bell pepper, onion powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
And finally, there’s an interesting nut butter, blueberry and strawberry one, topped with such items as hemp seeds, cinnamon, or coconut flakes.
The stuffing recipes can accommodate 6 sweet potatoes altogether.
7. Whole30 Sweet Potato Hash Recipe From The Girl On Bloor
If you love big flavors such as mustard, chili, and fennel seeds, then this is the sweet potato recipe for you!
It also features ground white meat such as chicken or turkey, diced bell peppers, red onion, kale, minced garlic cloves, smoked paprika and onion powder.
It’s a great option for a breakfast dish, or for meal prep because it can be frozen.
It can serve up to 4 people, be ready in just 40 minutes, and is low in calories at just 352 calories per serving.
8. Pull Apart Chicken Tandoori Sweet Potato Skins Recipe From Healthy World Cuisine
This is such a scrumptious recipe!
First you slow cook some chicken breasts with a blend of Indian spices, including turmeric, cumin, and paprika in some chicken broth with a little onion, garlic, chili peppers and more.
In the meantime, you bake the sweet potato in some coconut oil, and when the chicken is ready, you can pull it apart and stuff it into the potatoes. I like to serve it with some cool yogurt.
9. Sweet Potato Gnocchi Recipe From Paleo Grubs
Have you heard of gnocchi? It’s a dish of Italian origin, and it’s basically bite-sized pillowy dumplings. Comfort food at its best if you ask me!
You only need a handful of ingredients for this recipe, namely sweet potatoes (of course) almond flour, arrowroot powder, salt, baking soda, garlic powder, and an egg white.
The recipe yields 6 servings altogether. It takes a while to make, but I can confirm it’s definitely worth the wait!
10. Sweet Potato Bacon Cakes Recipe From Paleo Leap
I just love these! Crispy on the outside, and the inside is equally amazing. I love the crunch!
There are only a handful of ingredients required to make it including sweet potatoes, bacon slices, green onions, egg, salt and black pepper to taste, and cooking fat.
Be sure to check that your bacon and cooking fat is whole30 before you begin. The recipe yields 4 cakes, at a mere 125 calories each.
11. Whole30 Garlic Shrimp With Sweet Potato Noodles Recipe From Whole30
Instead of roasting or stuffing your sweet potatoes, how about making a sweet potato noodle dish, like in this recipe?
It’s super flavorful, with ingredients such as shrimp, smoked paprika, and fresh basil leaves.
There’s also a yummy homemade sauce, made with the likes of minced garlic cloves, blended cashew nuts, nutritional yeast, and more.
The recipe makes 4 servings in total, and can be ready to eat in little over half an hour.
12. Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie Recipe With Sweet Potato Recipe From Healy Eats Real
This is such great comfort food!
For the filling, there’s ground beef, healthy veggies such as carrots, onion, mushrooms, and peas. In a seasoning that features garlic, sage, oregano, thyme, marjoram, and cumin.
Then for the topping, you make a sweet potato purée with a little butter, salt and chicken broth.
The recipe makes 6 servings, at just 342 calories each, and is ready to eat in just 50 minutes.
13. Whole30 Sweet Potato Au Gratin Recipe From Skinny Fitalicious
This is a great side dish to serve if you want something that’s sweet and creamy, yet entirely dairy-free.
You don’t need a whole lot of ingredients to make it, just sweet potatoes (obvs), diced onion, rosemary, and a sauce made from cashew nuts, lemon juice, almond milk, garlic powder, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.
It does take a while to make, but you get 6 servings, and each comes in at a mere 285 calories.
14. Whole30 Sloppy Joe’s With Sweet Potatoes Recipe From The Healthy Consultant
If you’re anything like me, you just love sloppy Joe’s!
This whole30 version features all the ingredients you know and love, such as ground beef, but for the remaining ingredients, you need to source whole30 approved versions, which you can find on the link provided.
This includes whole30 tomato paste, tomato sauce, Dijon mustard, vinegar, and spices cumin, paprika, and garlic powder.
The recipe makes 4 stuffed sweet potatoes, each with approx 521 calories, and they’re ready to eat in just 50 minutes.
15. Easy Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse Recipe From Banana Diaries
I thought we’d end with a bang – a yummy sweet potato dessert that’s OK to eat on the Whole30 diet.
You only need a handful of ingredients, sweet potato of course, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt. I also like to add some coconut cream. You will also need a food processor.
The recipe makes 4 servings in total, with each serving coming in at a mere 164 calories.
I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing through our favorite whole30 sweet potato recipes (see also “Tasty Whole30 Potato Recipes“). There are so many to choose from.
At this point, I’m betting that your mouth is watering, and you can’t decide which to try first! Enjoy – bon appétit!
- Paleo On The Go Reviews - March 15, 2023
- 15 Amazing Paleo Brownie Recipes To Make At Home - March 15, 2023
- Meal Of The Day: 10 Best Wednesday Lunch Paleo Recipes - March 15, 2023