Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Recipes

Low fat mashed sweet potatoes

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Naturally gluten-free, sweet potatoes and yams are most commonly prepared for the holiday dinner table, but these dishes are a welcome addition to dinner at any time of the year. Many of these recipes use ingredients that contain gluten, such as wheat flour, bread crumbs or store-bought sauces. If your dietary needs call for a gluten-free menu, substitute wheat for gluten-free all-purpose flour or add very few ingredients to let your sweet potatoes' natural flavors sing.

Filled with vitamin C, beta carotenes, fiber, and complex carbohydrates, these tubers are amongst the healthiest foods you might find. Our recipes are quick and easy to prepare, beyond being healthy and delicious.

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    Baked Sweet Potato Fries

    Sweet Potato Fries

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    This healthy version of a fast-food side turns fresh sweet potatoes into crispy fries. A 30-minute oven-baking process is convenient for a busy weeknight, plus the recipe calls for minimal oils, flavoring with just with salt and cayenne pepper. Simply cut the potatoes into uniform batons, with or without the skin, season them, and bake!

    With the rich flavor of these fries, dip becomes optional, but if you do like a little extra oomph we have a few suggestions:

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    Low Fat Sweet Potatoes

    Low fat mashed sweet potatoes

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    Holiday menus tend to be heavy in fats and calories. The usually healthy sweet potato mash becomes a bowl of empty calories with all the saturated fats and toppings added, and they could be gluten-full, too.

    Trim calories from your traditional Thanksgiving menu with these flavorful sweet potatoes mashed with orange juice, orange zest, a little brown sugar, and spices.

    Our recipe leaves off the traditional marshmallows, but you can certainly add them if you want (along with some calories). Spread the potatoes in a casserole dish or pie plate, top them with mini marshmallows, and put them under the broiler until the marshmallows start to turn brown.

    Serve these healthy, gluten-free veggies dishes with our beautiful sweet potato mash:

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    Caribbean Sweet Potato Recipe

    Raw sweet potatoes, close-up
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    This island-inspired dish uses cubed fresh sweet potatoes baked for about 40 minutes with oil, honey, lime juice, garlic, and spices. An unexpected take on a traditional Thanksgiving side dish, this recipe is gluten-free and pairs well with turkey, pork, fish, or vegetarian proteins.

    Use it as a side dish for cold sandwiches, or top a serving of potatoes with two sunny-side-up eggs for a quick lunch.

    Try these other gluten-free Caribbean-inspired dishes, plus a non-alcoholic beverage, for your holiday table:

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    Baked Whole Sweet Potatoes

    Baked Sweet Potato With Cinnamon Sugar

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    Baked sweet potatoes are underrated and deserve a place of honor at your table. The simplicity of the dish is an invitation to try out savory and sweet toppings. The recipe can act as a side dish or as an entree depending on serving size and the amount and components in the toppings:

    • Enjoy one hot out of the oven with a simple adornment of butter or a dollop of sour cream.
    • Take the flavor up a notch with paprika, cayenne, cumin, and salt.
    • For a sweet presentation, top it with butter, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and sugar for holiday decadence.
    • Use raclette cheese and put the potatoes topped with cheese under the broiler until bubbly.

    Baked sweet potatoes hold up well in the refrigerator and arguably even improve in flavor, so feel free to bake some ahead of time.

    Find extra inspiration for toppings and spices in these gluten-free potato recipes: