15 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With A Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato Fried Rice

Find cauliflower rice a bit blah? Try blitzing (or just chopping up) your trusty sweet potato noodles instead. Throw in a bit of soy sauce and you’ll never crave ‘the real thing’ again…

Get the recipe from Inspiralized.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Standard gnocchi: a little bland, am I right? Enter the sweet potato. This version is gluten free AND only requires two additional ingredients. Toss in a little pesto or sage butter and it’s good to go.

Get the recipe from B. Britnell.

Chai-Spiced Sweet Potato Mash

OK, so mashing a potato might not strike you as particularly revolutionary, but trust me, ginger-spiced sweet potato mash is the stuff dreams are made of. Switch the milk and sugar for crushed garlic for the ultimate shepherd’s pie topping.

Get the recipe from Oh My Veggies.

Sweet Potato Falafel

Who doesn’t love a falafel? Pop these nutritional powerhouses in a pita for a sweeter - and altogether neater - lunchtime boost.

Get the recipe from Glow Kitchen.

Sweet Potato and Apple Latke

Hash brown fan? This is the breakfast dish you’ve been waiting all your life for.

Get the recipe from The Healthy Maven.

Cajun Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Make your chips sweet and spicy and say goodbye to those Maccy D’s cravings for good. And, c’mon, these oven-baked versions are virtually a health food.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.

Spiced Sweet Potato Hummus

Hummus fan? This will blow. your. mind.

Get the recipe from Vegetarian Ventures.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Veggie burgers have come a long way over the past few years. If you like yours hot to trot, you’ve come to the right place…

Get the recipe from Cookie + Kate.

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Who needs sugar when you’ve got a sweet potato, eh? Meet the breakfast of champions.

Get the recipe from Healthy Tipping Point.

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

The only thing better than pie? Drinks that taste like pie. Mind: blown.

Get the recipe from Healthy Blender Recipes.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Gluten-free, less than 100 calories a serving and actually good for you? Time to get your just desserts…

Get the recipe from Pop Sugar.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Rely on that 4pm sugar fix to see you through the day? Try these for size…

Get the recipe from Food Network.

Vegan Mexican Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding

Once you’ve given this vegan, gluten free choccie pud a go, you’ll never go back to store-bought. Spice up your life - and give your metabolism a cheeky boost whilst you’re at it…

Get the recipe from The Vegan 8.

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Scones

Cream tea just went next level. Team these scrumptiously light afternoon delights with a dollop of sugar-free blackcurrant jam for the most decadent antioxidant fix you’ll ever have.

Get the recipe from Tesco Real Food.

Sweet Potato Brownies

We’d defy the most dedicated foodie to twig the sugar-free, potato-packed status of these squidgy treats. And when they look this good, just imagine how they taste…

Get the recipe from Sugar Free Londoner.

Gram for gram, the sweet potato is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. One medium spud provides more than 400% of your RDA of vitamin A. It’s also packed with vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, potassium, dietary fibre, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus.

We’re going to go ahead and assume that, by now, you’ve baked, stuffed, spiralised and - yes - toasted yours… but did you know that you could transform your leftovers into the perfect sugar free brownies?

Yep, from pancakes to puddings, via burgers, smoothies and scones, with these simple recipes you’ve got fifteen sweet, spicy little excuses to eat sweet potatoes all day, every day…