Want something satisfying and flavorful? This healthy sweet potato recipe is a brilliant swap from traditional baked russet potatoes. It comes together as a nourishing side or even a meal on its own with just 5 minutes prep and 25 minutes to cook. The sweet potatoes combined with cinnamon and even more spices will warm your heart and delight your taste buds.

Healthy Sweet Potato Recipe

RATING

5 from 8 votes

DIFFICULTY / TIME

Easy / 30 minutes

POSTED ON

July 8, 2020

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Ever find yourself going back to the same recipe and meals? The ones that feel comfortable and are easy to make.

That was me too. Not that long ago I feared trying new foods. I preferred a bag of frozen edamame and called that my dinner. Not exactly healthy but it was a relief to know exactly how many calories were in a bag. I thought I couldn’t overeat it, so the simpler the better.

Yet I still found myself binging at night. And trying to hide this habit from others.

It wasn’t until I started adding in foods and recipes that I actually enjoyed that I started feeling better about myself. And my friends this healthy sweet potato recipe makes for an ideal side or even enjoyed on its own. It’s comforting and filling.

Healthy Sweet Potato Recipe

It only takes 30 minutes to make with almost all of the time spent letting the sweet potatoes roast. You can enjoy getting other things done in the kitchen or relaxing until you hear your oven timer ding.

How to Make this Sweet Potato Recipe

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F / 204 C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. This will help the sweet potatoes cook faster.

Healthy Sweet Potato Recipe Ingredients

Toss the chickpeas and spices in a mixing bowl.

Place the chickpeas on the same baking tray or you can use another tray. The sweet potatoes and chickpeas will cook for about 25 minutes.

While the sweet potatoes and chickpeas are cooking, combine your ingredients for the sauce in a small mixing bowl. Give it a nice stir until well combined. Set the sauce aside.

Healthy Sweet Potato Recipe

Remove the sweet potatoes and chickpeas from the oven and let them cool. Then, take the back of a spoon and mash the insides of the potatoes. This will create space for the chickpeas.

Healthy Sweet Potato Recipe

Then, top with the chickpeas and sauce. This healthy sweet potato recipe tastes best served warm.

Healthy Sweet Potato Recipe

Enjoy this fun healthy sweet potato recipe with your favorite salad or something right off the grill! A great summer treat but can really be enjoyed year round.

More Easy Side Ideas

If you enjoy sweet potatoes, check out my sweet potato oven fries recipe. A healthy alternative to french fries with even more flavor!

Healthy Sweet Potato Recipe

5 from 8 votes
This healthy sweet potato recipe is a brilliant swap from traditional baked russet potatoes. It comes together as a nourishing side or even a meal on its own with just 5 minutes prep and 25 minutes to cook. The sweet potatoes combined with spices and tahini sauce will warm your heart and delight your taste buds.
GUIDE
Course Side Dish
Cuisine healthy
Servings 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
INGREDIENTS

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes rinsed and scrubbed
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
  • salt to taste

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh coriander
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • water to thin
  • salt to taste
INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F / 204 C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. This will help the potatoes cook faster.
  • Toss the chickpeas and spices in a mixing bowl.
  • Place the chickpeas on the same baking tray or you can use another. The sweet potatoes and chickpeas will cook for about 25 minutes.
  • While the sweet potatoes and chickpeas are cooking, combine your ingredients for the sauce in a small mixing bowl. Give it a nice stir until well combined. Set the sauce aside.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes and chickpeas from the oven and let them cool. Then, take the back of a spoon and mash the insides of the potatoes.
  • Top with the chickpeas and sauce. This healthy sweet potato recipe tastes best served warm.
NOTES

Notes

For a different twist on this healthy sweet potato recipe, feel free to substitute the fresh coriander with fresh or dried dill. This also tastes superb!
NUTRITION FACTS
Calories: 305calCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 6gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 131mgPotassium: 839mgFiber: 8gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 32186IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 2mg
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