In Season: What We're Cooking with Sweet Potatoes

Last Updated November 27, 2017
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If you've resolved to eat more healthfully, sweet potatoes ought to be at the top of your shopping list. Packed with vitamins A and C and rich in fiber, these root vegetables are as versatile as they are easy to cook with. From soups and mashes to pies and biscuits, here are some of our favorite recipes.

Sweet Potato Broth

In a pinch for a vegetarian guest, the Randalls came up with this improvised broth using ingredients they had on hand. Turns out, it's fabulous and now a favorite.

Sweet Potato Hash with Garden Hot Sauce

Lisa and Tim Jouet’s fresh hot sauce livens up the hash, but don’t hesitate to drizzle it over anything that needs a little kick. They use Chaparral Gardens vinegar from Atascadero...

Sweet Potato Latkes

sweet potato latkes by the Pollan Family
We love this twist on a Chanukah classic and it’s our new go-to favorite! Instead of traditional potato latkes we substitute healthier, more flavorful sweet potatoes. These are so tasty on their own...

Sweet Potato Pie with Orange Meringue

This recipe, courtesy of Juniper Green, will be the star of your Thanksgiving festivities.

Curried Yellow Split Pea, Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Yellow Split Pea, Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup
There’s nothing more warming on a crisp fall day than a hearty soup. This potage has great depth of flavour and does not require puréeing – the red lentils dissolve with cooking and negate the...

Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes and bourbon make good partners. The inspiration for this pairing comes from the 1979 cookbook called Nashville: 200 Years of Hospitality, a collection by the Tennessee Federation of...

Sweet Potato Corn Bread

Sweet Potato Corn Bread
This is one of my favorite takes on traditional corn bread. Sweet potato purée, when mixed in with cornmeal, adds a nice depth of flavor and nutritional integrity and a beautiful bright orange color...

Sweet Potato and Cornmeal Waffles

With a house full of holiday guests the next day, what better way to utilize some of those leftovers from the day before and send those guests “packing” with bellies full of brunch style waffles...

Gingered Sweet Potato Gratin

Recipe by Eve Aronoff , Eve: Contemporary Cuisine, (Huron River Press, 2006)

Sweet Potato and Feta Galette with Spicy Honey Glaze

For this recipe, start by making the galette dough at right. It can be chilling in the refrigerator as you make the Sweet Potato Mash and Spicy Honey Glaze. If you’re short on time, feel free to use...

Soy Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Soy Glazed Sweet Potatoes
These take moments to ready for the oven and a little over an hour to bake until lacquered and perhaps blackened in places. If you don't eat them all in the first sitting, reheat them in a nonstick...

Kale and Sweet Potato Empanadas

Kale and Sweet Potato empanadas with pumpkin seed chimichurri on a plate
Make your empanadas small and serve them with Pumpkin Seed Chimichurri as appetizers or make them larger and add a salad for a full meal.

Spicy African Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew

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This recipe is oh so fall. With it being a stew and its utilization of sweet potatoes, look no further for some delicious, fall comfort food.

Stella McCartney’s Spiced Whole Wheat Couscous with Sweet Potato and Pistachios

Stella McCartney Recipe for Couscous Salad from the Meat Free Monday Cookbook
Stella McCartney shares her recipe for couscous salad from The Meat Free Monday Cookbook.

Sweet Potato Hummus

a table of sweet potato hummus and fresh vegetables
A delicious dip for fresh vegetables or spread for crackers. Use it inside your favorite wrap or sandwich. This is part of an Earth Balancing Menu. The Five Element Theory has been guiding...
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