Sweet potatoes add a hint of naturally sweet goodness that prompts eaters to ask, “What’s in this?” Sweet potatoes can stand on their own or blend in nicely with entrees and desserts. Here are 18 of our all-time favorite recipes that feature sweet potatoes as a healthy source of vitamins, magnesium, potassium and fiber.
Tired of lox and bagels? Looking for a new take on hash? Try this baked sweet potato that features a depth of flavors: smoked salmon, cream cheese and egg, with a delicious salad on the side.
Instead of using refined pearl barley, add whole-grain goodness to this recipe with hulled barley, which retains its germ and bran.
Serve with tortilla chips as a new take on guacamole or simply as a side-dish salad.
Smooth, whole-milk yogurt softens the spices in this fragrant, colorful dish. Prep tip: If you like things really spicy, double the amount of curry and cumin. Serving tips: Serve as a side with grilled fish and brown basmati rice; or increase the liquid and transform it into a flavorful soup.
Potato salads are traditional in Hawaiian lunches. For nutrition and summer feel, this version uses sweet potatoes and corn. Don't forget the macadamia nuts for crunch and a salty hit.
This delicious, citrus-tinged pie features a hearty oat-based crust and tastes decadent even without dairy, eggs, or white sugar. The roasted, glazed pecans add a festive, elegant touch.
Enjoy this curry with lots of jasmine rice, but you could use basmati, brown rice, couscous, noodles, or even good bread. For a vegetarian curry, omit the beef and fish sauce and add 1 teaspoon salt, along with pineapple, chickpeas, or firm tofu.
Great for dinner or brunch. The tart, jewel like pomegranate seeds (arils) balance the natural sweetness of the roasted potatoes.
We usually expect sweet potatoes to be mashed with butter and sweetening and presented as a soft side dish. In this more unusual approach, sweet potatoes, which are full of fiber and beta-carotene, are cut into long wedges and roasted until slightly crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Butter and sugar are unnecessary and won't be missed.
This easy chili with seasonal hues of orange and black makes a hearty pre-trick-or-treating dinner. If you’re not vegan, add a dollop of plain Greek yogurt or low-fat sour cream for garnish.
A comforting and creamy chowder that features sweet potatoes and corn, two foods that, if consumed often, are linked to lower rates of heart disease and obesity. Sweet potatoes, especially, are a great source of potassium, which can blunt the impact of high sodium intakes to maintain a healthful blood pressure.
These potato pancakes blend together the sweetness of the potatoes with zesty grilled pineapple salsa. Serve as an appetizer or incorporate into your next family dinner.
Baked, roasted, or canned sweet potatoes work equally well for these sweet potato pancakes. If you're using sweet potatoes from a leftover roasted vegetable dish, include other veggies, such as carrots and parsnips, for extra flavor.
Traditional autumn flavors, including molasses, cinnamon, ginger, sweet potato, and pomegranates, contribute to the creamy richness of this luxurious yet low-fat cheesecake. If possible, make this two or three days in advance to allow flavors to blend. If you choose to forgo the pomegranate syrup, simply dollop each slice with organic cranberry sauce.
Believe it or not, sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index than other potatoes. They're also full of flavor. This hearty soup is a wonderful remedy for cold winter days and can either stand alone as an entrée or work as the perfect companion for most meat, poultry, and fish dishes. It has a GI score of 57.
This elegant dish from Chef Bradley Taylor, owner of DeSoleil restaurant on Grand Anse Beach, contrasts the tart sweetness of tamarind pod (a staple in Thai cooking and the base of Worcestershire sauce), the pungent salty-sweetness of oyster sauce, and the unique heat of ginger. Look for tamarind paste or sugar-coated tamarind balls (a traditional West Indian sweet) in Asian or other ethnic groceries.
From Sarah Stegner, dining room chef, The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago. Stegner, a Chicago native, promotes a seasonally driven menu featuring top-quality produce from small, local farmers. She also helped develop Chicago’s Green City Market, the city’s only venue featuring regional, sustainable produce. For the harvest holiday, her natural pick is sweet potatoes. “Almost everybody has some form of sweet potato on Thanksgiving,” she says. “This is a way of dressing it up and making it something special.” The consistency of the purée should be very light, “not thick like mashed potatoes.”
Make this a vegetarian recipe by leaving most of the sweet potato intact, omitting the bacon (use olive oil to sauté red onion), and topping with a few fried or soft-boiled eggs or a mild, crumbled cheese of your choice (such as goat’s or sheep’s milk).
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