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36 Sensational AIP Sweet Potato Recipes

Louise Hendon | May 30

Whether you call them sweet potatoes or yams, these little root vegetables are a nutrient and flavor powerhouse for folks on AIP! Whether mashed for an easy breakfast hash or roasted whole for an elegant dinner side dish, we’ve put together a list of our favorite no-fail AIP-friendly recipes for sweet potatoes.

The perfect alternative to starchy white potatoes, sweet potatoes can be used as a replacement in any traditional potato dish. But why stop there? Oven-roasted, they’re perfect as chips. They even work in chilis and soups! And if you haven’t tried sweet potato scones yet, try the recipe featured on our list. It’ll be your new favorite AIP-friendly treat!

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AIP Sweet Potato Recipes – Breakfast

AIP Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Leeks

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Leeks

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, leek, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, salt.

This AIP-compliant recipe is for a tasty side that would go with any grilled or roast meats or fish. Leeks are much like onions, but take on a sweeter flavor when they are cooked. They also go really well with herbs, which can make them fit better with your meal. For example, add in rosemary if you are serving this with lamb.

Coconut Sweet Potato Mash

– Paleo Flourish

Coconut Sweet Potato Mash

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, coconut milk, ginger.

This amazing side dish recipe is so simple – only three ingredients –but the result is so tasty and will go well with any main. The ginger in this AIP and Paleo recipe gives the sweet potatoes a new level of taste and if you are serving this in a large dish for people to help themselves, it looks even better sprinkled with a little shredded coconut on top for added texture.

Sweet Potato and Salmon Breakfast Hash

– Happy Aiper

Ingredients: olive oil, parsnips, sweet potatoes, onion, sea salt, salmon, chives, dill.

If you are looking for a filling and nutritious breakfast on the AIP eating plan, you might find a hash fits the gap! This one involves sweet potato, salmon and herbs and is also suitable for the Paleo diet. This breakfast dish can be served as it is or with fried eggs for even more protein. You can use any salmon, cooked or smoked, depending on what you like, and the dill will bring the salmon flavor to life!

Sweet Potato Hash Browns

– Meatified

Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: sweet potato, arrowroot powder, avocado oil.

The hash browns in this recipe are half way between traditional ones and rosti, and taste even better if they are slightly crispy round the edges. These Paleo sides can be made AIP-friendly by omitting the cayenne, and you could always add in something extra instead if you want to boost the flavor. Serve hash browns with eggs or sausage for a filling breakfast!

Paleo Thick Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Thick Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, parsley, thyme, salt, extra virgin olive oil.

The method of cooking in this lovely Paleo recipe is often known as ‘fondant potatoes’, and this is an impressive way of serving what is a simple side. Cooking the slices in their skins helps the potatoes to retain their shape and makes them look nicer on the plate, so this would be a lovely side for a dinner party main. If you don’t have thyme you can use rosemary instead.

Sweet Potato Scramble

– Food and Sunshine

Ingredients: cooking fat, sweet potato, onion, spinach and/or kale, bacon, garlic powder, salt.

This great breakfast dish is full of flavor and texture from the bacon, potatoes and eggs and would make a filling breakfast on its own as it has the greens and the protein from the eggs and bacon and will keep you going all morning. This is a gluten and dairy-free recipe that will suit with lots of different diets, and will also suit even the younger members of the family.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

– Paleo Flourish

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Ingredients: sweet potato, zucchini, leftover meat, thyme, coconut oil, salt.

Here is another great AIP and Paleo adaptable recipe that will give you the perfect way to use up any leftovers! You can use any meat at all and any herbs you have to hand – it is totally up to you! For example, if you have leftover pork, you could use sage as your herb of choice. If you find you would rather have a bit of moisture in this breakfast hash, simply add in a little bone broth to keep it juicy.

Sweet Potato Bacon Breakfast Bars

– Unbound Wellness

Ingredients: sweet potato, coconut flour, tapioca starch, collagen peptides, coconut oil, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, bacon, gelatin, water.

What a neat idea to turn your breakfast ingredients into a bar! This amazing AIP and Paleo-friendly recipe will be perfect for anyone with allergies to eggs, as the bars are only made with bacon and sweet potato and a few seasonings. You will find the cinnamon brings out the sweetness of the potato in contrast to the smoky saltiness of the bacon.

Breakfast Sweet Potato Beef Hash

– Food to Heal Ourselves

Ingredients: ground beef, white sweet potato, onion, coconut oil, onion powder, garlic powder, ginger, salt.

Here is another handy recipe for a tasty and healthy breakfast hash that is AIP and Paleo-compliant and can be adapted to suit your tastes or your larder! If you are using beef then the combination of garlic and ginger goes really well, but this also works with ground turkey if you are avoiding red meat. White sweet potatoes work best here but if you can only get ordinary ones they also work but the flavor will be sweeter.

AIP Sweet Potato Recipes – Lunch/Dinner

AIP Steak with Mushrooms, Thyme, and Sweet Potatoes

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Steak with Mushrooms, Thyme, and Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients: olive oil, sweet potatoes, beef steaks, white button mushrooms or mushrooms of your choice, garlic, thyme.

I absolutely love steak with mushrooms! To me they just go together so well, and paired with the sweet potato chunks, this is a satisfying and filling meal. I know steak is expensive, but if you keep your eyes open you can sometimes find good deals in stores or at farmer’s markets. By all means use this AIP recipe as a special meal for a celebration – it’s great to treat yourself now and again!

AIP Beef Teriyaki Recipe with Sweet Potato Chunks

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Beef Teriyaki Recipe with Sweet Potato Chunks

Ingredients: coconut aminos, applesauce, garlic, ginger, beef sirloin steaks, olive oil, sweet potato, white button mushrooms, green onions.

Teriyaki is a Japanese dish of flavored meat, and is usually quite sweet but with a tangy hit. In this AIP recipe the tanginess comes from applesauce and it complements the sweet potato really well. The beef is designed to be caramelized on the outside, adding to the flavor of the dish and making this a great dish to serve with chopsticks!

Sweet Potato Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

Sweet Potato Burgers

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, ground beef, salt.

Homemade burgers might seem to be a bit complicated to make, but this amazing Paleo and AIP-friendly recipe will show you just how easy it can be! Because you are adding sweet potato to the beef, you will end up with moist and juicy burgers and avoid the ‘leather’ texture of some beef burgers. The only seasoning used here is salt, but you could vary the flavor by adding in herbs.

Scalloped Sweet Potato & Ham Casserole

– It’s All About AIP

Scalloped Sweet Potato & Ham Casserole

Photo Credit: It’s All About AIP

Ingredients: white sweet potatoes, garlic, onion, avocado oil, coconut milk, salt, nutritional yeast, marjoram, thyme, bone broth, ham, arrowroot starch/flour, water.

If you are like me and occasionally long for a dish with a smooth and creamy sauce, then look no further! This recipe is completely AIP-compliant and dairy-free, but the potatoes and sauce are reminiscent of the traditional scalloped potatoes made with tons of cream. If you like you can omit the ham or use bacon instead – the choice is up to you!

Autoimmune Paleo Carnitas Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

– Empowered Sustenance

Autoimmune Paleo Carnitas Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients: pork shoulder, garlic, white onion, orange, lime juice, cilantro, sea salt, sweet potatoes, red onion, avocados, cilantro, limes.

Carnitas actually means ‘little meats’ and can be used to describe pulled meats – pork in the case of this Autoimmune and Paleo recipe. Slow-cooked meat like this is always tender and juicy, making it great as a stuffing for baked potatoes, combined with red onion and creamy avocado. Not only is this a delicious dish for lunch, but if you have meat left over you can have it next day in lettuce wraps!

AIP Rosemary Garlic Sweet Potato Fries

– The Health Nut Mama

AIP Rosemary Garlic Sweet Potato Fries

Photo Credit: The Health Nut Mama

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil or red palm or ghee (omit), garlic powder, rosemary, sea salt.

It seems that nowadays we are turning more towards healthier vegetable fries, rather than using starchy potatoes, and sweet potatoes make the perfect alternative as they are popular with adults and children alike! These AIP fries are flavored with fresh rosemary and are great to serve at your next family barbecue with homemade burgers and fresh salads, or as finger food with a healthy dip.

Bacon Garlic Short-Rib Loaded Sweet Potatoes

– The Curious Coconut

Bacon Garlic Short-Rib Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Photo Credit: The Curious Coconut

Ingredients: beef short ribs, bacon, garlic, salt, bone broth, sweet potatoes, parsley.

One of the best things about slow cooking meat is that it comes out juicy and falling off the bone, which is perfect for this type of healthy recipe. The sweet potatoes are loaded with pulled beef and bacon, which has a serious amount of flavor from the sweet, roasted garlic, making this a fantastic and filling dish to serve for an autoimmune Paleo meal.

AIP Sweet Potato Au Gratin

– Instinctual Wellbeing

Ingredients: sweet potato, coconut cream or coconut milk, palm/coconut shortening or coconut oil, pumpkin puree, arrowroot powder, lemon juice, dried sage, dried rosemary, dried thyme, cinnamon, mace, sea salt.

Potato au gratin traditionally involves a load of cream and cheese, so it is a relief to find a good recipe for a similar side but without all the dairy, which can cause some serious issues. This recipe is AIP and Paleo-friendly and gives you the perfect side to serve at Thanksgiving as it involves using pumpkin puree and a lot of Fall seasonings.

Quick Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

– The Paleo Paparazzi

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, oil, salt, pepper (omit).

Just imagine being able to serve up a big dish of amazing roasted potato cubes with crispy edges to go alongside eggs and bacon or as a great side for a roast! These slightly caramelized cubes add a great texture to any dish and could even be served as finger foods for children. As a slight difference to the flavor you can even sprinkle them with a little garlic powder before baking.

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AIP Sweet Potato Recipes – Soups/Chilis

Sweet Potato Carrot Apple Ginger Soup

– Paleo Flourish

Sweet Potato Carrot Apple Ginger Soup

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, ginger, chicken broth, salt, pepper (omit).

There is nothing quite so comforting than a big bowl of warming, thick and delicious homemade soup, especially if the weather is a bit chilly. This Paleo recipe has the added warming ingredient – ginger – a great spice for cold weather or if you have a cold as it can heat you up and help ease sore throats and digestive problems. This soup freezes really well, so you can have soup any time you need it!

Sweet Potato and Broccoli Soup with Kelp Flakes

– Autoimmune Wellness

Sweet Potato and Broccoli Soup with Kelp Flakes

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: lard, onion, white sweet potato, chicken bone broth, water, broccoli, sea salt, kelp flakes, broccoli sprouts.

Now I can hear you saying “Seaweed in soup?”! Yes, it works! Kelp and other edible seaweeds are a great source of vitamins and can help to reduce inflammation, but on a basic level they add a lovely fresh flavor to many dishes. This AIP comfort-food soup could become your go-to on a chilly night when you want a hug in a bowl in the form of a steaming plate of soup!

Ham & Sweet Potato Soup

– It’s All About AIP

Ham & Sweet Potato Soup

Photo Credit: It’s All About AIP

Ingredients: avocado oil, onion, garlic, white sweet potatoes, ham, pork or chicken bone broth, kale, salt, rosemary.

Ham-based soups are my favorites because as a child my Mom made her soups by using ham bones to make the stock. This ham and sweet potato soup is AIP and Paleo-compliant and very tasty, and can be a great way to get more veggies into the kids. If you have picky eaters in your house you could try blending the soup before serving as this hides the greens quite well.

Sweet Potato and Lime Soup with Coconut and Chives

– Unbound Wellness

Ingredients: ground beef, garlic, sweet potato, beet, carrots, onion, sea salt, dried oregano, bone broth.

If you find that sweet potatoes are just a little too sweet for soups then you might enjoy this AIP recipe as it uses lime juice to give a zingy contrast. Like most comforting soups, this one is thick, smooth and creamy, leaving you fulfilled and happy. However, if you prefer to make this soup into a more substantial meal you could add in some extra protein like chopped cooked bacon or meatballs.

Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

– Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

Photo Credit: Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Ingredients: ground turkey, red onion, zucchini, garlic, sea salt, dried oregano, ginger, bone broth, sweet potatoes.

Although this is strictly not a chili recipe as it doesn’t involve chili peppers or beans, it still has all the satisfaction of the traditional comfort food just without the heat. You get a warming sensation from the ginger and this would be a lovely filling AIP meal to serve on a cold winter night. You have all the goodness from the vegetables and the meaty turkey and with just the right amount of seasoning to bring out the flavors.

Sweet Potato & Fennel Soup

– Adventures in Partaking

Sweet Potato & Fennel Soup

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: olive oil, fennel bulb, herbs d’provence, sweet potato, broth, water, spinach, sea salt, lemon juice.

This recipe is for a Paleo/AIP soup that uses fennel as a vegetable rather than just as a flavoring and you will be surprised how well the crunchy fennel goes with the soft sweet potato. Fennel’s aniseed flavor brings out the sweetness of the potato and the herbs bring all these flavors together in a comforting bowl of warming loveliness! So next time you find fresh fennel, why not try this!

Sweet Potato Chili

– A Clean Plate

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, onions, chicken, broth, tomato-less sauce, garlic, cinnamon, ginger, dried oregano, coconut oil, sea salt, avocados.

Here is another AIP dish that is so pleasing to the eye that you just know it’s going to taste great! It makes you think of cold nights when all you need is a steaming bowl of delicious chili to warm you. The warming feeling comes from the cinnamon and ginger, both of which have a load of health benefits as well as giving fantastic flavors to the chili. Serve with avocado or some chopped green onions on top.

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Chili

– The Health Junkee

Ingredients: sweet potato, carrots, onion, cauliflower, ground beef, coconut milk, water, fish sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, marjoram, bay leaves, ginger powder, dried thyme, turmeric, cinnamon.

During the winter when the weather is cold, a big bowl of chili could be just the thing to lift the winter blues, so here is another great AIP chili recipe for you to try. This one combines sweet potatoes and ground beef with a ton of seasonings and flavors from the herbs and spices, and includes turmeric which has many extra health benefits. This chili freezes well so you can have plenty for other meals too.

Carrot and Sweet Potato “Chili”

– Primal Palate

Ingredients: coconut oil, onion, garlic, thyme, carrots, sweet potato, bone broth, sea salt, ground beef, avocado, cilantro.

Although autoimmune protocol chili does not have the traditional spices associated with chili, you can still achieve a ‘comfort food’ feel by making a richly-flavored dish like this one to leave you filled and satisfied. If you find that carrots are a little too sweet in this dish, you could try using celery or leeks instead, or throw them all in to bulk it up and make it wallet-friendly!

AIP Sweet Potato Recipes – Dessert

Sweet Potato Scones

– AIP Nutrition

Ingredients: Japanese sweet potato, maple syrup, coconut butter, coconut oil, water, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, coconut flour, tapioca starch.

If you have ever visited Scotland, you will know that potato scones are savory and served with a huge cooked breakfast. However, we live and learn! These AIP sweet potato scones make a wonderful dessert, glazed with maple syrup and coconut milk, as they are light and airy but filling enough for a healthy snack too. These delicious scones are flavored with cinnamon and vanilla – a perfect combination!

Apple Sweet Potato Mash

– Paleo Flourish

Apple Sweet Potato Mash

Ingredients: apples, sweet potatoes, cinnamon, ginger, pure chocolate powder, cloves.

This is truly an inspirational paleo recipe that gives you ‘mash’ that would be perfect to serve with apple pie! Confused? So was I until I read on and discovered the mash is made with sweet potato and apple and flavored with cinnamon and chocolate! This is a rich and luxurious side that I think would also taste great served with ice cream or on pancakes.

Maple-Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

– Autoimmune Wellness

Maple-Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, maple syrup, cinnamon.

Here is another simple and straightforward recipe for a really tasty side dish that is packed with the flavors of Fall, thanks to the maple syrup and cinnamon. These amazing sweet potatoes would go well with all sorts of meats, but my favorite way to serve them is to team them up with a tasty and tender pork chop. They would also be great with pulled pork or just on their own for a light lunch.

No-Bake AIP Snowball Cookies

– Grazed & Enthused

No-Bake AIP Snowball Cookies

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: Japanese yam, coconut oil, coconut cream, honey, coconut, sea salt, arrowroot or tapioca starch, cinnamon.

This is a two-for-one recipe as you can have no-bake or baked cookies! The no-bake ones have the consistency of cookie dough and are very popular with children, especially if you let them help with the production! These lovely snowballs can be flavored with essences or rolled in cocoa for ‘dirty snowballs’ or in shredded coconut for a rougher look.

Sweet Potato, Coconut and Vanilla Cookies

– Healing Family Eats

Sweet Potato, Coconut and Vanilla Cookies

Photo Credit: Healing Family Eats

Ingredients: sweet potato, palm shortening, blackstrap molasses, sea salt, coconut flour, baking soda, vanilla powder, coconut.

Cookies have become a favorite in our house and I am even applauded when I find healthy cookies we can all enjoy! These AIP-compliant treats are crunchy on the outside, especially if you leave them to cool, but they are slightly chewy in the middle as all good cookies should be! Once they are cooked, these great cookies can be frozen, so these would be great to batch-cook for the holidays.

“Baby Sweet” Potato Cookies

– Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Baby Sweet" Potato Cookies

Photo Credit: Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Ingredients: white sweet potato, banana, coconut flour, coconut oil, arrowroot flour, baking soda, apple cider vinegar.

In this sugar-free recipe the cookies take their sweetness from banana, so these are actually really good for young children. The cookies are softer than some, but very easy to eat – watch out for overeating! Like a lot of recipes using white sweet potatoes, if you have issues trying to source these you can use orange ones instead. The only thing that will change is the color!

Sweet Potato Fudge

– Adventures in Partaking

http://adventuresinpartaking.com/2016/12/sweet-potato-fudge/

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: sweet potato, coconut butter, carob powder, cinnamon, honey, mandarin orange.

While on the autoimmune protocol you might be missing out on sweet things, so this recipe is a great one for you. This fudge is rich and dense, nicely sweet and very moreish. Although you may be following the AIP to make sure the things you eat are healthy for your body and to avoid any health issues, it is important on any diet to have a treat now and then, so just have this fudge on special occasions – something to look forward to!

Sweet Potato Raisin AIP Scones

– Cook It Up Paleo

Ingredients: bananas, sweet potato, coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut flour, coconut flakes, arrowroot starch, cinnamon, raisins, salt, baking soda.

These AIP scones have such a great variety of textures and flavors that they will definitely impress your guests nest time you have them over for coffee! The scones are soft and sweet with flaky coconut and rich and fruity raisins, and can actually be great for breakfast as well. If you want to, you can use plantain instead of banana, although this will affect the sweetness.

Sea Salt Carob Fudge

– Eat Heal Thrive

Ingredients: sweet potato, coconut oil, carob powder, coconut butter, honey, Pink Himalayan sea salt, vanilla extract, avocado.

Here is a great AIP freezer fudge recipe that you can use as a special treat now and then while you are following the Auto Immune Protocol. This fudge takes its sweetness from the potato and honey and it has a lovely chocolatey flavor from the carob. If you are strict about your AIP we would suggest that you avoid treats like these on a regular basis, but now and again a little bit of what you fancy does you good!