15 Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes

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Sweet potatoes are one of the best things about the fall season. Nutrient dense and a rich source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, sweet potatoes are also packed with flavor. We're here to encourage you to think of sweet potatoes beyond dinner, too. You'll find great main dish and side dish recipes here for sure, but also yummy appetizers, first course ideas, side dishes, and even sweet potato desserts. Enjoy the richness and smoothness that sweet potatoes deliver...MORE in all of these recipe ideas.

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    Sweet Potato Casserole
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    Wow your family and friends when you make this satisfying, heavenly-smelling sweet potato dish as part of your holiday table. Mashed sweet potatoes are combined in a delicious casserole with eggs, milk, vanilla, aromatic spices, bourbon and a mouth-watering toasted marshmallow topping.

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    sweet potato soup
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    When you're looking for a nutritious, filling and flavorful hot lunch idea, it would be hard to come up with anything better than this sweet potato and kale soup. Quick and simple to prepare, this healthful, satisfying soup is perfect for lunch anytime (pour some in a thermos for an easy brown bag lunch option), or makes a great first course at dinner.

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    sweet potato burrito
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    Here's a flavor-packed vegetarian burrito recipe that's sure to leave you feeling satisfied. Mexican-inspired, low-fat, high-fiber burritos are filled with a puree of sweet potatoes, black beans, onions, chilies, garlic and cilantro, then baked in the oven. Serve topped with salsa, or sour cream for a tasty treat.

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    sweet potato pie
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    Bake this classic Southern sweet potato pie when you want to fill your home with the delectable aroma of butter, vanilla, cinnamon and mashed sweet potatoes. There's nothing like the soft, sweet flavor of this traditional pie that's similar to pumpkin pie, especially at Thanksgiving in the South. Top with whipped cream for a treat.

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  • 05 of 15
    sweet potato risotto
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    This creamy, flavorful, impressive risotto dish cooks in just 30 minutes, making it a great choice for dinner any night of the week, whether you're eating with your family or guests. Savory sweet potatoes, crunchy pecans and Parmesan cheese combine in a comforting dish. Serve as a side, or make it a satisfying main with a chopped salad and crusty bread.

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    sweet potato latkes
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    Traditional latkes are made with regular baking potatoes, but why not try something new? Curry powder and sweet potatoes lend a lot of flavor and a touch of heat to these vibrant, Indian food-inspired potato latkes that are perfect as snacks, or for serving at the holidays. They’re great with homemade applesauce and sour cream, or try them with a mango chutney.

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    sweet potato cheesecake
    Diana Rattray

    Creamy, rich, dense sweet potato cheesecake is a fabulously decadent and satisfying dessert for holiday parties and dinners, but delicious at any time of year. The graham cracker and pecan crust is the perfect base for this yummy cheesecake.

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    sweet potato blueberry bread
    Diana Rattray

    This easy to prepare blueberry sweet potato bread is a nicely spiced quick bread that makes a great alternative to the usual banana bread. The vanilla icing is a sweet addition and gives this bread some extra sweetness and flavor. This recipe is perfect for a snack or a special breakfast or brunch. It also freezes well, making it a nice bread to keep on standby for unexpected guests or visitors.

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  • 09 of 15
    Sweet Potato Chili
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    A vegan, gluten-free diet doesn't have to mean giving up hearty dinners. This healthful, flavor-packed, protein-rich vegan chili recipe will leave you feeling satisfied. It's a great recipe for game day parties, or any time that friends gather together.

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    Jennifer Meier

    When it comes to flavor and satisfaction, these vegan sweet potato veggie burgers blow other vegetarian burger recipes out of the water. Packed full of healthy ingredients and flavored with maple syrup and pecans, oven-baked sweet potato burgers are truly inspired by Southern cooking. This is a great recipe to use up some leftover cooked or mashed sweet potatoes.

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    Sweet Potato Dip
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    Try making this rich, flavorful, gorgeous dip recipe for your next get-together. Roasted sweet potato, almond butter and fragrant spices combine for a delicious, healthful and vibrantly colorful dip that has a similar texture to hummus. Try it on crackers or pita chips, or serve as a dip for raw vegetables. This dip can be made up to three days in advance.

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    sweet potato falafel
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    Nutritious sweet potato falafels are fantastic in a pita pocket, or as part of a Middle Eastern food platter. Yummy baked falafel balls flavored with onion, garlic, parsley, cumin, coriander and lemon make a great, protein-packed vegetarian meal.

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  • 13 of 15
    sweet potatoes
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    Candied sweet potatoes cooked in a skillet and glazed to perfection with a brown sugar and butter sauce are a somewhat lighter alternative to the traditional sweet potato casserole. You can add a little cinnamon for spiced sweet potatoes, or throw in some pecan halves for satisfying crunch.

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    sweet potato fries
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    Whip up a batch of crowd-pleasing sweet potato fries at your next cook-out party. You can save the oil for something else because these crispy and delicious sweet potato fries are cooked right on the grill. You'll love the taste of a lime vinaigrette that delivers an extra kick of flavor to these fries.

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    sweet potato brownie fudge
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    Just two simple ingredients is all it takes to create this rich-tasting fudge recipe that will have your family begging for more. Store-bought brownie mix and sweet potato puree combine to create gooey fudge bites of dense, dark chocolatey squares that are low-calorie and low-guilt.