As I see it, there are five staple, most versatile vegetables in paleo cooking that replace refined and grain-based carbohydrate foods. 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!
Here are some of our favourite Paleo sweet potato recipes for you to try.
Baked Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Aioli from Blissful Basil
My Favourite Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Paleo Nachos with Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet Potato Toast from Happy Body Formula
“Loaded” Baked Sweet Potato from The Domestic Man
Spiced Sweet Potato Bake from Eat Drink Paleo
Mexican Chicken and Sweet Potato Boats from I Quit Sugar
Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Living Loving Paleo
More Recipes For Paleo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Here.
Prosciutto Wrapped Sweet Potato with Maple Balsamic Glaze from Downshiftology
Sweet Potato Rosti with Smoked Salmon Salad
Harissa Spices Sweet Potatoes by Eat Your Beets
Sweet Potato Fried Rice from Inspiralized
Spinach and Sweet Potato Bombs
‘Not Dogs’ – My Food Religion’s reinvention of the classic hot dog
Eggs Over Spiced Sweet Potato
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
Mexican Naked Burritos With Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato & Chicken Baked With Olives & Preserved Lemon
Sweet Potato Turkey Burger Sliders from Sweet Treats & More
Cider-Stewed Mashed Sweet Potatoes from Virginia is for Hunter Gatherers
Sweet Potato and Kale Colcannon
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
Wow! A bunch of these are going on my list for sure!
This look absolutely delicious! Thank you for the recipe. i’ll have to try this myself sometime soon!
The point of the Paleo diet is, and I feel some people forget this, to not only diet, but to eat delicious foods at the same time. It’s the only diet I’ve come across that cuts out food groups, yet still focusses on everyone’s need to eat great food.
I’m a real foodie, and would not survive on any other diet, but Paleo has been very good for me. I’ve written about one of my favourite cookbooks: http://cookbook-reviews.net/review-the-paleo-recipe-book/
This beats the so called paleo meat and three veg theory. Wow and the benefits that come with sweet potato