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Find sweet potato recipes that make the most of this great vegetable. Sweet potatoes are great mashed, baked, roasted, fried, as topping on pies and in salads so whether you’re looking for a quick midweek meal solution, or a dinner party main accompaniment, we’ve got the perfect sweet potato recipes for you.

You can do much the same with sweet potatoes as you would with regular potatoes, except they have a slightly sweeter taste to them and arguably the healthier of the two varieties. Though they both contain a lot of starch and fibre, white potatoes contain a higher amount of carbohydrates and sweet potatoes contain more vitamins A and C, which means they’re certainly good good for us and should be incorporated in our weekly diet.

If you want to change up your Sunday roast slightly, you can choose a mixture of both regular potatoes and sweet potatoes as a side, or try making our sweet potato mash to go alongside sausages, grilled chicken or fish or with plenty of greens.

Like a lot of veg, when they’re roasted sweet potatoes are great in a salad which you can make the night before and take to work the following day, or to enjoy with friends if you’re expecting people round for an informal lunch.

Who would have guessed it – you can turn sweet potatoes into a dessert! The Deliciously Ella recipe for sweet potato brownies is a real delight for anyone who is gluten or dairy intolerant and an added bonus is that they don’t contain any added sugar. You’d be surprised how delightful these little treats are.

Whether you cook with sweet potatoes all the time or never have before, we’ve got plenty of recipes that’ll really bring this superb vegetable to life – from soups and salads to pie toppings and as a side to your roast, you’ll never be stuck for ideas.

Delicious Sweet potato recipes

Amelia Freer's Sweet Potato Cakes With Grilled Tiger Prawns and Ginger-Saffron Yogurt

Amelia Freer's Sweet Potato Cakes With Grilled Tiger Prawns and Ginger-Saffron Yogurt

Amelia Freer's sweet potato cakes with grilled tiger prawns and a punchy yogurt make a healthy meal that will double as a dinner party recipe

Balsamic Glazed Rack of Lamb with Sweet Potato Gratin

Balsamic Glazed Rack of Lamb with Sweet Potato Gratin

Perfect for a spring meal, a rack of lamb is easy to serve and our balsamic and mint glaze really lets its flavour shine through

Peter Gordon's Chilli-Roast Sweet Potato With Courgettes, Hazelnuts and Pears

Peter Gordon's Chilli-Roast Sweet Potato With Courgettes, Hazelnuts and Pears

Chilli-roast sweet potato, courgettes, roast garlic, hazelnuts and pears make a substantial salad that can be eaten warm or at room temperature. One for the middle of the table

Bean and Root Vegetable Pot

Bean and Root Vegetable Pot

Healthy bean and root vegetable pot is made with sweet potatoes and cannellini beans for a filling vegetarian one pot recipe spiced with rose harissa

Smoky Sweet Potato Soup

Smoky Sweet Potato Soup

Smoky sweet potato soup is made with sweet potatoes and carrots, which provide beta-carotene, which keeps you looking radiant - and it's perfectly smoky from the smoked paprika and chorizo

Jerk Salmon With Mango Yogurt

Jerk Salmon With Mango Yogurt

Jerk salmon with mango yogurt is rich in omega-3s and antioxidants and the spiralized veg makes a healthy alternative to noodles

Pork, Bean and Sweet Potato Chilli

Pork, Bean and Sweet Potato Chilli

Davina McCall's chilli recipe uses pork mince instead of beef and sweet potato for a delicious twist on the classic

Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies

Deliciously Ella's sweet potato brownies are gluten and dairy free and are the most popular recipe on her blog

Sweet Potato and Sweetcorn Salad

Sweet Potato and Sweetcorn Salad

A squeeze of fresh lime is all this sweet potato and sweetcorn salad needs

Black Bean, Chorizo, Sweet Potato and Coconut Bowl

Black Bean, Chorizo, Sweet Potato and Coconut Bowl

Sweet potato, black beans and chorizo come together beautifully with shaved coconut sprinkled on top

Brined Roast Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Tahini Yogurt

Brined Roast Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Tahini Yogurt

Brined roast chicken with roasted sweet potatoes and tahini yogurt is a lovely weeknight dinner or when you're expecting guests

Roast Leg of Lamb with Sweet Potato

Roast Leg of Lamb with Sweet Potato

For many, it just wouldn't be a spring weekend without lamb. Serving with sweet potato makes a leg of lamb go a lot further