30 Paleo Sweet Potato Recipes Packed With Flavor
By: Amanda Suazo
Whether you regularly consume starches or enjoy them once in a while on a cyclical ketogenic diet, sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of high-performing carbs. Sweet potato recipes make the most of this potato’s dynamic flavors.
Choose sweet potatoes over white potatoes for their many nutritional benefits. Not only do they support gut health and weight regulation, they have a low glycemic index and minimal antinutrients. No matter when you enjoy sweet potatoes, they’re not just for baking and boiling: Sweet potato recipes are delicious for every meal from breakfast to dessert.
With the perfect blend of starch and sweetness, sweet potato recipes are perfect for any meal when you want clean-burning carbs:
Breakfast sweet potato recipes
These nutty scones use a silky blend of sweet potato and coconut cream to create the perfect crumb and lightly sweet flavor. With pumpkin pie spices and a maple glaze, this sweet potato recipe creates fall flavors in every bite.
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This recipe mixes up a batter with sweet potato, raw honey, and coconut flour, then studs each bar with fresh berries for chewy paleo grab-and-go bites. For Bulletproof results, steam or boil your potato instead of microwaving, and use organic blueberries.
You don’t need flour to make a deliciously crisp waffle. This savory take on breakfast infuses a sweet potato batter with flavorless collagen peptides and seasonings for a protein-packed breakfast in just 20 minutes.
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This warm and creamy sweet potato recipe is a big upgrade from oatmeal. Baked sweet potatoes mash together with cinnamon and honey, then topped with creamy almond butter. Keep it Bulletproof and skip the raisins, use ceylon cinnamon, get raw honey, and pick up raw almond butter.
No taco shell here: Instead, a savory filling of bacon and sweet potato home fries gets wrapped in a gently cooked egg.
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This sweet potato recipe blends mashed sweet potato with grass-fed collagen and tender bacon pieces for a savory on-the-go breakfast option. Tapioca starch does not have many nutrients, so avoid making this one too often to stay Bulletproof.
This recipe is the perfect way to use leftover sweet potatoes. Simply cut and freeze your cooked sweet potato, then blend it up with creamy cacao butter, protein powders, and coconut milk for a smooth and silky breakfast or recovery shake.
Appetizer sweet potato recipes
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Bacon makes it better: Wrap it around slices of sweet potato and bake for a sweet and salty appetizer or side dish. Use pastured bacon, swap the peppery spices for your favorite herbs, and roast with ghee instead of olive oil to make it more Bulletproof.
This crispy, creamy appetizer bakes up thin slices of sweet potato and tops them with ultra-satisfying guacamole. This recipe works well with any sweet potato (not just the purple kind).
This appetizer packs a fine paleo meal all in one bite. Tender sweet potato medallions get topped with a dollop of creamy mashed cauliflower and slices of steak for layers of complex flavor and texture.
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Make this poppable sweet potato recipe for your next holiday meal. Season your ground turkey and mix with fresh cranberries and shredded sweet potato and bake for a nutrient-dense appetizer. Use pastured turkey to keep it Bulletproof, and only enjoy this recipe once in a while.
Main dish sweet potato recipes
Sweet potato bulks up your curry in this meatless dinner recipe. Saute it with carrots, then add curry spices, cabbage, and bone broth for a warming meal that pairs perfectly with cauliflower rice.
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Between tender cubes of sweet potato and a pumpkin puree broth, this nightshade-free dinner recipe is packed with nutritious starches. With added healthy fat from ground beef and an avocado garnish, this is a one-bowl dinner that would make a tasty meal prep recipe. Skip the garlic and onions to make it fully Bulletproof.
These crispy, dippable fritters are so versatile: Make them for breakfast with runny poached eggs, use them as a dinnertime side dish, or use them as a clean bread alternative for all your favorite sandwich fixings.
This take on twice-baked potatoes stuffs the skins with rosemary-seasoned ground beef, riced broccoli, and hearty chunks of avocado. (Tip: Save the leftover baked sweet potato flesh for smoothies or paleo breakfast bowls!)
This technicolor sweet potato recipe is ideal for quick lunches or a lighter dinner. Spread mashed sweet potato over your nori, then layer in sashimi-grade salmon and fresh veggies. Drizzle Brain Octane Oil over the top for flavor so good you won’t miss the soy sauce.
Bread sweet potato recipes
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With pre-mashed sweet potato and a few paleo pantry staples, this sweet potato recipe bakes up into a versatile bread that holds up to butter, sandwiches, and toasting. Use raw honey instead of maple syrup to make it more Bulletproof, and avoid making it too often since tapioca starch does not have many nutrients.
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This crisp pizza crust only needs a few ingredients and bakes up into a sturdy base for your favorite dairy-free toppings. Swap the white wine vinegar with apple cider vinegar to make this one more Bulletproof-friendly.
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Elegant enough for holiday meals, but simple enough to enjoy anytime — this sweet potato recipe makes rolls with a biscuit-like texture that pairs well with any meal. You can also freeze them ahead of time and gently reheat to save holiday cooking time. To make this one more Bulletproof, use full-fat coconut milk as your dairy and avoid baking with tapioca flour too often.
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No eggs, grains, or dairy here. These wrappable sweet potato tortillas can be prepped sweet or savory, and make a delicious base for eggs or sandwich fixings. Consider swapping tapioca flour with arrowroot flour to make this recipe a little more Bulletproof.
Side dish sweet potato recipes
A combo of coconut milk, collagen protein, and grass-fed ghee make this sweet potato recipe mind-blowingly creamy. Simply steam your sweet potatoes and mash with a few other ingredients for a super simple side dish.
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Tart, low-sugar cranberries create the perfect balance of flavor with sweet potatoes. Add them both to your roasting pan with coconut oil and maple syrup for a holiday-ready side dish in under an hour. Avoid cooking with maple syrup too often to stay Bulletproof with this recipe.
Where there’s potatoes, there’s fries… and this sweet potato recipe upgrades the deep frying process with oven roasting. With a creamy, garlicky aioli, these dippable fries can please a potato-loving crowd.
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With a simple piping bag, buttery mashed sweet potatoes transform into an eye-popping side dish. Simply boil your sweet potatoes, mash with butter and spices, and pipe onto a baking sheet for crisp bottoms and creamy centers. Use full-fat coconut milk instead of cashew milk, and use heat-safe grass-fed ghee instead of butter to keep it all Bulletproof.
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Since rosemary helps prevent oxidation when cooking, this sweet potato recipe makes the most of oven roasting. Slice sweet potatoes thin and arrange them in a baking sheet with fat and seasonings for a sweet, tender side. Use a blend of grass-fed ghee and avocado oil instead of olive oil and butter to keep this recipe more Bulletproof.
Dessert sweet potato recipes
With dessert recipes, sweet potato’s natural flavor allows you to use fewer sweeteners. Instead of ingredients with gluten and sugar, these brownies use a blend of silky cacao butter, coconut butter, and cacao for a totally luscious dessert.
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Sweet potato pie lovers, rejoice: This recipe is the perfect gluten-free way to enjoy this classic dessert. A crust made with almond and coconut flours gets topped with a creamy spiced sweet potato filling for a show stopping holiday treat. Trade honey for raw honey or birch xylitol, use stevia or xylitol instead of coconut sugar, use coconut milk for your dairy, and omit the nutmeg to make this sweet potato recipe mega-Bulletproof.
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Even non-sweet potato lovers will enjoy this recipe. Blend your mashed sweet potato with warm fall spices and coconut flour, and bake for an easy starchy dessert. Swap honey with raw honey or birch xylitol, use ceylon cinnamon, and omoit the nutmeg to make it all more Bulletproof.
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This kid-approved pudding requires only four ingredients before blending into a silky smooth dessert. Swap the oat milk with full-fat canned coconut milk, and make sure your chai tea is very high quality with no fillers to keep this sweet potato recipe Bulletproof.
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While this sweet dessert uses a purple sweet potato, you can use any color you want and still get a smooth and delicious ice cream. Use full-fat coconut milk as your dairy, and swap the maple syrup with non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol (or omit altogether) to make this one Bulletproof-approved.
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