Sweet Potato In Paleo Cooking
When it comes to the most versatile vegetable ion paleo and grain-free cooking, sweet potato is in the top 5.
While cauliflower is a substitute for rice and zucchini is a perfect spaghetti and noodle alternative, sweet potato pretty much replaces everything else. It’s a truly versatile vegetable so it’s about time that we’ve done a round-up of our favourite paleo sweet potato recipes.
Sweet potatoes (or kumara for our NZ friends) are a starchy vegetable rich in complex carbohydrates and they contain loads of fibre, which means the carbs are slow-releasing; and, they are packed with vitamins and minerals (including vitamins A, B6, and C, potassium and manganese). I consider them a delicious and nutritious “safe starch” and I enjoy them on almost daily basis 🙂
Sweet potatoes come in all different shapes, sizes, and colours – white, purple and the more common orange. They are super versatile and can be cooked in so many different ways – baked, steamed, boiled, fried and even snuck into baking! You can use them to bulk up salads and also to replace white potato in most recipes. You can also spirialise or grate them to make noodles, ‘rice’, rosti, burger buns, and even waffles!
Best Paleo Sweet Potato Recipes
Here are some of our favourite Paleo sweet potato recipes for you to try.
Baked Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Aioli from Blissful Basil
“Loaded” Baked Sweet Potato from The Domestic Man
Mexican Chicken and Sweet Potato Boats from I Quit Sugar
Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Living Loving Paleo
Prosciutto Wrapped Sweet Potato with Maple Balsamic Glaze from Downshiftology
Harissa Spices Sweet Potatoes by Eat Your Beets
Sweet Potato Fried Rice from Inspiralized
‘Not Dogs’ – My Food Religion’s reinvention of the classic hot dog
Sweet Potato and Kale Rosti with Baked Eggs from Paleo With Mrs P
Salt and Pepper Sweet Potato Fries from Hollywood Homestead
Sweet Potato Waffles from Well Fed 2 – a delicious alternative to bread!
Sweet Potato & Sage Pancakes (Nut Free) by Living Loving Paleo
Sweet Potato Turkey Burger Sliders from Sweet Treats & More
Cider-Stewed Mashed Sweet Potatoes from Virginia is for Hunter Gatherers
Sweet Potato Apple Hash from Paleo Parents
Bacon, Caramelsed, Onion & Sweet Potato Perogies from Predominantly Paleo
Paleo Chocolate Brownies (the secret veggie ingredient!)
Baked Sweet Potato with Coconut Yogurt and Blueberries from Comfort Bites
Fudgy Sweet Potato Truffles from Eat Recycle Repeat
More sweet potato recipes
- Roasted Sweet Potato Puree With Orange, Coconut & Ginger from And Here We Are
- Bacon, Lime & Sweet Potato Salad by Empowered Sustenance
- Greek Style Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic by Colorful Eats Nutrition
- Paleo Sweet Potato Gratin from Meatified
- Sweet Potato Chicken Soup from Grass Fed Girl
- Spiralizer Sweet Potato Hash Breaky from Simple Roots Wellness
- Sweet Potato Molasses Cookies from Paleo Gone Sassy