10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes For Kids

Sweet Potato Recipes For Kids

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Cooking for kids can be a nightmare. They are picky and super critical. You may spend hours in the kitchen, preparing a dish for your little ones, but it can all end in the trash if they don’t like it.

Fussy eaters are difficult to please. You have to not just worry about their meals constantly, but you also need to keep an eye on their nutrient intake. Do we see you nodding along? Don’t worry! Help is at hand.

Sweet potato is not just delicious; it is also full of essential nutrients that your kid needs. Check out the best sweet potato recipes for kids! These are not just easy to make but will surely be a hit with your fussy eater!

10 Sweet Potato Recipes For Kids:

1. Mince and Sweet Potato Pie:

Mince and Sweet Potato Pie

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Almost all kids love to eat pies. If your kid is the same, try this protein filled pie.

Ingredients:

  • 500g mince
  • Two tsp olive oil
  • One onion
  • Two carrots
  • 200g peas
  • 300g baked beans
  • Two sweet potatoes

How To Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190’C
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and chop.
  3. Add the potato pieces into a pan of boiling water.
  4. Take a large pan and heat some oil in it.
  5. Next, add chopped onions and carrots. Fry until the onions have become soft.
  6. Next, add the mince. Fry till it is brown in color.
  7. Cook on for about 10-12 minutes on medium heat.
  8. Add the peas and beans and cook for few more minutes. Don’t forget to stir occasionally.
  9. Your sweet potatoes should be done by now. Take them out of the pan and mash.
  10. Now, pour the mince into an oven safe dish and put the sweet potato mash on top.
  11. Now let it bake in the oven for around 40 minutes.
  12. Your mince and sweet potato pie is now ready!

2. Sweet Potato And Pineapple Burger:

Sweet Potato And Pineapple Burger

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This is surely one of the most popular sweet potato recipes for children. If kids had a country, their national food would surely be a burger! There is something about burgers that kids just can’t resist. With this recipe, you can give your burger a healthy twist.

Ingredients:

  • 600g sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • Two garlic cloves
  • One tsp Moroccan spice mix
  • Five pineapple rings
  • One tsp rose harissa
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 50g almonds
  • 100g pumpkin seeds
  • Gram flour
  • Bread rolls

How To Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220’C
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes in half and bake in for 30 minutes. Do not peel the potatoes.
  3. Once they are done, scoop out the flesh.
  4. Now, fry the onions until soft.
  5. Add the garlic, and Moroccan spice mix.
  6. Fry for another 30 seconds or so. Keep stirring continuously.
  7. Chop the pineapple rings into small cubes and put in a big bowl along with the cooked sweet potato flesh, fried onions, rose harissa, breadcrumbs, almonds and pumpkin seeds.
  8. Pat these contents into shape and make around eight thin burgers.
  9. Now roll them in gram flour. Make sure they are coated evenly from all sides.
  10. Shallow fry until the burgers are golden on each side.
  11. Now assemble the burgers and serve them warm!

[ Read: Apple Recipes For Kids ]

3. Sausages With Roasted Sweet Potatoes:

Sausages? Bring them on!

Ingredients:

  • 200g new potatoes
  • Two red onions
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Four sprigs of rosemary
  • 8 sausages
  • 400g sweet potato
  • Black pepper

How To Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200’C
  2. Take a large baking tray and spread the new potatoes and onions.
  3. Drizzle some olive oil, add the sprigs of rosemary, and season with pepper.
  4. Now add sausage chunks and put the tray into the oven.
  5. After 10 minutes add the sweet potato and mix.
  6. Place the tray on the top shelf and roast for about 20 minutes.
  7. Serve hot!

4. Sweet Potato And Parsnip Soup:

Sweet Potato And Parsnip Soup

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Soups are soul food. They are wholesome and tasty. And this particular soup is sure to be a hit with your child.

Ingredients:

  • Two parsnips
  • Three sweet potatoes
  • Two white potatoes
  • One onion
  • 570ml vegetable/chicken stock

How To Make:

  1. Peel and chop all the vegetables.
  2. Next, add the veggies to a pan along with the stock and bring to boil.
  3. Let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Once all the vegetables are done, blend them till they are smooth.
  5. And that’s it! Be ready to for a barrage of compliments.

5. Sweet Potato Frittata:

Frittata for breakfast? Now that’s good health in a dish!

Ingredients:

  • Two sweet potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 40g cheese
  • 2 onions
  • 4 tbsp fresh chives

How To Make:

  1. Boil the potatoes for 10-15 minutes or till they are tender.
  2. Beat the four eggs and add the chopped chives.
  3. If the potatoes are done, leave them to cool down a little.
  4. Meanwhile, pour some olive oil into a pan and cook the onions until soft.
  5. Now slice up the potatoes and add the onions.
  6. Next comes the egg mixture. Add it and cook until the egg has set at the bottom.
  7. Garnish with grated cheese and place the pan into the oven.
  8. Serve warm.

[ Read: Pasta Recipes For Kids ]

6. Oven-Roasted Sweet-Potato Wedges:

Oven-Roasted Sweet-Potato Wedges

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Here’s another sweet potato recipe for kids that cannot go wrong.

Ingredients:

  • Three small sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic-flavored olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Two teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How To Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°C.
  2. Have you peeled the potatoes yet? Okay, now is the time to do so! And also cut them into eight wedges.
  3. Add all the ingredients in a large bowl and make sure the potatoes get a good coating.
  4. Place the wedges on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 450° for 30 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.

[ Read: Healthy Food For Fussy Eaters ]

7. Sweet Potato Spread:

Sweet Potato Spread

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Looking for a nutritious spread to go along with your bread? Try this recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped scallions

How To Make:

  1. Bring out your food processor for this one!
  2. Combine sweet potatoes, yogurt, and curry powder and use blender to get a smooth consistency.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Garnish with chopped scallions.

8. Sweet Potato Salad:

Sweet Potato Salad

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So you think salads are not for kids? This one is!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup mango chutney
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 3 1/2 cups sweet potato
  • 1/4 pound green beans
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

How To Make: 

  1. Whisk together scallions, mango chutney, vegetable oil, cider vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  2. Now bring out the hero of recipe – the potatoes! Place them in a pan and cover with water. Bring to boil.
  3. Now reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 3 minutes.
  4. Next, cook the beans for 4 minutes until crisp-tender.
  5. Combine potatoes, beans, and cilantro in a bowl. Add the dressing, give it a toss and serve!

9. Sweet Potato Pudding:

Sweet Potato Pudding

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Puddings are another favorite among young kids. And this particular pudding is healthy too!

Ingredients:

  • Two large eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • One slice whole wheat bread
  • 2 cups mashed sweet potato
  • One tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp crystallized ginger

How To Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°C.
  2. Combine eggs, honey, milk, and bread in a bowl.
  3. Now blend until you get a smooth consistency.
  4. Next add the sweet potato, vanilla, cinnamon, and allspice.
  5. Beat until smooth and then pour into prepared baking dish.
  6. Garnish with pecans and ginger.
  7. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.

[ Read: Bread Recipes For Kids ]

10. Lamb And Sweet Potato Curry-Stew:

Lamb And Sweet Potato Curry-Stew

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Here’s a wholesome dish that is not just delicious but super nutritious too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 2 pounds lean lamb stew meat
  • 3 1/4 cups onion
  • 1 cup carrot
  • 1 cup green bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • One tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 4 cups tomato
  • 2 cups sweet potato
  • Chickpeas
  • 14 1/2-ounce chicken broth
  • One tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

How To Make:

  1. Heat oil and add the lamb.
  2. Cook for five minutes.
  3. Add the chopped onion, carrot, green bell pepper, ground cumin, curry powder, and ground turmeric. Cook for five more minutes.
  4. Next, add the tomato, potato, chickpea, chicken broth, salt, and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes.
  6. Serve with rice.

So, you see – sweet potato can be gourmet! These sweet potato Indian recipes for kids are perfect for the fussy eaters and the rest of the family too. So, start cooking!

And don’t forget to share if you know other interesting sweet potato recipes for kids in the comments section below!

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