10 Delicious Ways to Cook Sweet Potato

This root vegetable is versatile, nutritious, and tastes amazing. You\’ll want to make these sweet potato recipes right away.

Perfect for fall recipes, sweet potato is a culinary and nutritional gem. This root vegetable can brighten almost any dish, from soups to—gasp—brownies. Yes, please. And nutritionally, it’s a force to be reckoned with: vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and fibre are just some of its standout nutrients.

1. Tossed in salads

Cooked sweet potato adds some warm goodness to this Winter Quinoa Salad. For healthy potato salad (it exists—I promise), give this Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad a whirl.

2. Simmered in soups

Not in the mood for salad? Check out these soul-warming sweet potato recipes:

  • Creamy Roasted Vegetable Chowder is a veggie take on typical, cream-based chowder.
  • Spicy Thai Yam and Lentil Soup is super hearty thanks to the lentils and potatoes.
  • Curry-Kissed Sweet Potato, Fennel, and Orange Soup is packed with vitamin C for an instant immune boost.

3. Roasted as fries

Plain potato fries? So passé. This recipe for Sweet Potato Fries is simple and healthy (it’s basically sweet potatoes baked with oil and a few choice spices). Serve with your favourite ketchup or this fetching Beet Hummus.

4. Blitzed in smoothies

This Pumpkin Meets Sweet Potato Smoothie works as an on-the-go breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up, or a to-die-for dessert. Think of it as pumpkin pie in a glass.

5. Grated in frittatas and latkes

This Sweet Potato Kale Frittata can be whipped up for dinner in less than 20 minutes. Latkes, sometimes called potato pancakes, are often fried in oil—but not these sophisticated Sesame Sweet Potato Baked Latkes.

6. Sliced in sandwiches

Honey-roasted sweet potato pairs brilliantly with sunflower butter in this sandwich, creating a lunch that’s far from boring.

7. Baked in brownies

Seriously. These Double Chocolate Stout Brownies prove that desserts made with vegetables don’t need to skimp on flavour. Sweet potato makes butter and oil almost unnecessary, producing moist, fudgy brownies.

8. Puréed in hummus

Hummus fans, meet your new best friend: Harvest Pecan Pumpkin Hummus. Combining sweet and savoury flavours, this unique hummus tastes like candied sweet potatoes.

9. Chucked in chili

Cold weather calls for something warm and satisfying. This Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili is both of those things—plus, it’s quick and easy.

10. Snuggled in sushi

There’s more to sushi than avocado and raw fish! This Red Wine and Maple Sushi wraps sweet potato and red pepper in a blanket of better-for-you brown rice.


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