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.

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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

Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potato

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.

Sweet potato. Stuffed potato. Southwestern recipe. Vegetarian.

Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

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.

Sweet potato. Chips. Microwave.
Source: Bigger Bolder Baking

Microwave Baked Sweet Potato

Add cinnamon and maple syrup to make your typical baked sweet potato taste a little more unique!

Sweet potato. Microwave recipe. Baked.
Source: Midget Momma

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Yes, you can get incredibly delicious and creamy mashed potatoes using just a microwave and a hand blender.

Mashed potato. Sweet potato. Microwave.
Source: Diethood

Stuffed Sweet Potato with Spinach, Hummus & Feta

This recipe is great on its own if you want a light and vegetarian lunch option, or it makes an amazing side dish.

Stuffed potato. Sweet potato. Stuffed sweet potato.
Source: Cookin’ Canuck

Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

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!

Stuffed potato. Sweet potato. Breakfast recipe. Breakfast.
Source: Sugar, Spice and Glitter

Sautéed Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet Potato & Veg Burrito

These sweet potato burritos are a delicious and hearty on-the-go breakfast! They’ll definitely keep you full until lunchtime.

Sweet potato. Sweet potato burrito. Burrito recipe. Vegetarian recipe.

Garlicky Sautéed Sweet Potato & Spinach

This delicious side can be made in just under 10 minutes! It’s the perfect side dish if you’re crunched for time.

Sweet potato. Saute recipe.
Source: Cookin Canuck

Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

While eggs add some heartiness and flavor, sweet potato is the star of the show in this breakfast recipe.

Sweet potato hash. Hash recipe.
Source: jessicagavin.com

Sweet Potato Cauliflower Curry

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.

Sweet potato. Cauliflower. Sweet potato curry. Curry recipe.
Source: Minimalist Baker

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Noodles Stir-Fry

This Asian-inspired dinner only requires 7 ingredients and 20 minutes of your time!

Sweet potato stir fry. Veggie stir fry.
Source: Whole and Heavenly Oven

Tex Mex Skillet Sweet Potatoes

This dish is super easy to make if you’re feeling a little lazy – just throw all your ingredients in a pan and stir!

Tex mex recipe. Tex mex sweet potatoes. Skillet recipe.
Source: ifoodreal.com

Crockpot Sweet Potato Recipes

Crockpot Sweet Potato Lentils

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.

Sweet potato lentils. Crockpot recipe. Sweet potato recipe.
Source: Pinch of Yum

Crockpot Sweet and Spicy Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew with Coconut Milk

Try something new in the slow cooker this week! Sweet potato adds a fun flavor to this super unique stew.

Sweet potato stew. Crockpot stew. Stew recipe.
Source: Kalyn’s Kitchen

Crockpot Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quinoa Chili

You can go ahead and run errands while this chili cooks. You’ll come home to a healthy and hearty plant-based dinner!

Sweet potato chili. Chili recipe. Crockpot recipe.
Source: Simply Quinoa

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Apple & Turmeric Soup

We promise that this will be the most unique and tasty soup you’ve had in a while.

Sweet potato soup. Slow cooker soup. Soup recipe. Sweet potato recipe.
Source: realfoodwholelife.com

Crockpot Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Yes, sweet potato does go in enchiladas. And it tastes delicious.

Sweet potato enchiladas. Sweet potato recipe. Crockpot recipe. Enchilada recipe.
Source: Simple Healthy Kitchen

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Slow Cooker Tagine

This North African stew has a gorgeous combination of flavors that you won’t find anywhere else.

Sweet potato stew. Slow cooker tagine. Sweet potato recipe. Slow cooker recipe.
Source: Easy Cheesy Vegetarian

Baked Sweet Potato Recipes

Roasted Sweet Potato Quesadillas

These sweet potato quesadillas only require 20 minutes of active time. They’re a delicious way to get your daily serving of vegetables in!

Sweet potato quesadilla. Quesadilla recipe. Sweet potato recipe. Baked recipe.
Source: health.com

Twice Baked Garlic Parmesan Sweet Potato Casserole 

This recipe only needs 15 minutes of prep time – it’ll cook while you watch the newest episode of Stranger Things!

Sweet potato casserole. Casserole recipe. Sweet potato recipe.
Source: Nyssa’s Kitchen

Sweet Potato Wedges with No-Honey Mustard Sauce

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.

Sweet potato wedges. Potato wedges. Baked recipe.
Source: Minimalist Baker

Chicken Sweet Potato Bake

This sheet pan bake is just as tasty as it is easy to make.

Sheet pan recipe. Sweet potato recipe.
Source: Real Simple Good

Roasted Asparagus and Sweet Potato Salad

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.

Sweet potato salad. Salad recipe.
Source: Cooking for My Soul

Cajun Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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 fries. Sweet potato recipe. Fries recipe.
Source: Minimalist Baker

Sweet Potato Dessert Recipes

Sweet Potato Brownies

These brownies are fudgy, chocolatey, and ultra rich. You won’t even believe that sweet potatoes are the star of this recipe.

Sweet potato brownies. Healthy desserts.
Source: Chocolate Covered Katie

Healthy Sweet Potato Pudding

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.

Sweet potato pudding. Pudding recipe. Sweet potato recipe. Healthy desserts.
Source: Yummy Toddler Food

Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bars

These sweet potato bars are so tasty, they’ll make you wish it was autumn already.

Sweet potato bars. Cinnamon. Maple sugar. Sweet potato recipe. Healthy desserts.
Source: Dash of Sanity

Vegan Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies

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.

Sweet potato oatmeal cookies. Vegan dessert.
Source: AMindfullMom

Last Minute Sweet Potato Casserole

Delicious sweet potato casserole doesn’t require hours of waiting – this recipe uses the microwave to cut down on cooking time.

Sweet potato casserole. Healthy desserts. Thanksgiving recipes.
Source: Cafe Delites

Sweet Potato Pecan Cookies

Sweet potato isn’t just for the fall: these sweet potato pecan cookies are so yummy, you’ll want to eat them year-round.

Sweet potato cookies. Pecan cookies. Healthy desserts.
Source: The Spruce Eats