19 Delicious Ways You Can Cook Sweet Potatoes

Give the sweet potato some love!

February 22, 2017
Double-Baked Sweet Potato Skins

They may not be as popular as their counterpart, but sweet potatoes are quickly gaining ground as one of the top starches on our dinner tables.

More: 10 Things You Can Do With Leftover Zucchini

Loaded with beta-carotene, vitamin C, potassium, and a collection of many more vitamins and minerals, these orange-hued vegetables are primed to make an appearance on your meal prep menu soon. 

sweet potato pie smoothie
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Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

No time for a sit-down lunch? Try this smoothie. It provides all the components of a well-rounded meal—carbs, fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Just blend it up and pour into a thermos to go.

Get the Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie recipe from Runner's World Meals on the Run

Sweet Potato Chicken Stew
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Sweet Potato Chicken Stew

Smoked paprika adds a deep, rich flavor to this quick stew, making it taste as if it simmered for hours. This recipe is a perfect way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken (you'll need the equivalent of 2 breasts or about 10 ounces total).

Get the Sweet Potato Chicken Stew recipe from Runner's World Meals on the Run

Spiced sweet potato chips
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Spiced Sweet Potato Chips

You'll never reach for the standard store-bought potato chips again once you taste these homemade sweet potato crisps. 

Get the Spiced Sweet Potato Chips recipe from The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet Cookbook

Sweet Potato Ravioli
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Sweet Potato Ravioli

Fiber-rich sweet potatoes are very filling and they are an excellent source of beta-carotene.

Get the Sweet Potato Ravioli recipe from What Doctors Eat

sweet potato walnut pie
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Sweet Potato-Walnut Pie

While pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving tradition, this scrumptious sweet potato pie could also become a holiday favorite.

Get the Sweet Potato-Walnut Pie recipe from The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook

rosemary sweet potato wedges
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Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges

Skip the home fries and try these sweet potato wedges instead. Baked in the oven, they are packed with beta-carotene and are lower in fat than a fried potato—but still have a satisfyingly crisp skin.

Get the Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges recipe from The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook

Sweet Potato Salad
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Sweet Potato Salad

At your next family picnic, try switching this recipe in for your usual potato salad. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and beta-carotene. For a change from spinach, try using arugula or red romaine if you like.

Get the Sweet Potato Salad recipe from Flat Belly Diet! Family Cookbook

Sweet Potato-Tempeh Hash
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Sweet Potato-Tempeh Hash

Like tofu, tempeh is a soybean product that lends itself well to a host of spicy flavorings. Look for tempeh in health food stores or with other refrigerated vegetarian products at your grocery.

Get the Sweet Potato-Tempeh Hash recipe from Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook

Whipped Sweet Potato Casseroles
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Whipped Sweet Potato Casseroles

These individual little casseroles are the perfect fit for your next dinner party menu and take just 35 minutes to prepare. 

Get the Whipped Sweet Potato Casseroles recipe from The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet Cookbook

Sweet Potato Lentil Burgers
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Sweet Potato Lentil Burgers

Need a vegetarian take on burger night? This sweet potato and lentil patty will do the trick. 

Get the Sweet Potato Lentil Burgers recipe from Eat Clean, Stay Lean

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes
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Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes

There's no heavy grease with this vegetable-filled latke recipe that you can enjoy during Hanukkah and beyond.

Get the Zucchini and Sweet Potato Latkes recipe from The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet Cookbook

Double-Baked Sweet Potato Skins
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Double-Baked Sweet Potato Skins

This is the type of recipe that can be easily doubled or tripled if you are feeding a crowd. Pure chili powders made from a single type of chili pepper (like chipotle or ancho) are available in most supermarkets. If you can't find one, simply substitute a chili powder blend.

Get the Double-Baked Sweet Potato Skins recipe from The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook

sweet potato black bean falafel
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Sweet Potato-Black Bean Falafel

This new take on falafel combines sweet potatoes and black beans instead of using more traditional chickpeas. The resulting patties are packed with flavor, as well as carbs, protein, beta-carotene, and fiber. If you have a little extra time, instead of microwaving the potatoes, you can peel and chop them and then steam or boil in water until tender (about 5 minutes).

Get the Sweet Potato-Black Bean Falafel recipe from Runner's World Meals on the Run

Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Seed Salad
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Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Seed Salad

This salad, filled with a variety of flavors and textures (the smoothness of the potato, mixed with the crunchiness of the seeds might just be perfection) is topped with a chili powder that provides just a touch of spice. Get your taste buds ready. 

Get the Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Seed Salad recipe from Runner's World Meals on the Run

Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Sage Butter
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Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Sage Butter

Although these surprising gnocchi are made with sweet potatoes and crumbled Italian cookies, their success is still dependent on the russet potatoes in the batch. The beauty of the latter is to add enough starch to hold the dumplings together.

Get the Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Sage Butter recipe from Vegetarian Dinner Plates

Sweet Potato Muffins
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Sweet Potato Muffins

Most muffins are icing-less cupcakes. These are not most muffins. The ground almonds provide protein, the flax meal offers healthy fats, and the star ingredient rounds out your pastry with healthy doses of fiber and vitamin A.

Get the Sweet Potato Muffins recipe from The Healthy You Diet

Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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Chipotle and Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet, spicy, and perfectly crispy—who needs a deep fryer?

Get the Chipotle and Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe from The Flat Belly Diet Gluten-Free Cookbook

Warm Sweet Potato and Onion Salad with Goat Cheese
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Warm Sweet Potato and Onion Salad with Goat Cheese

It might seem like a simple arugula salad but this cheese, onion, and sweet potato combination will upgrade any leafy green salad you've had in the past. 

Get the Warm Sweet Potato and Onion Salad with Goat Cheese recipe from The Diabetes DTour Diet Cookbook

Roasted Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Seed Salad
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Roasted Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Seed Salad with Warm Bacon-Tomato Vinaigrette

The sauteed tomato dressing goes straight from the pan to the salad, so it slightly wilts the spinach while coating every leaf with flavor. To keep it healthy, we used just enough bacon to make it tasty, relying on roasted sweet potatoes and toasted pumpkin seeds to keep the dish satisfying.

Get the Roasted Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Seed Salad with Warm Bacon-Tomato Vinaigrette recipe from 101 Recipes You Can't Live Without

The article 19 Delicious Ways You Can Cook Sweet Potatoes originally appeared on Rodale Wellness.

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