From enchiladas to pasta to pie, there are many ways to serve sweet potatoes. Not only is this autumn powerfood versatile, but each dish delivers an abundance of beta-carotene, Vitamins B6 and D, Iron and Magnesium. Here are our 15 favorite ways to eat this underground gem.
First up, sweet potato patties — perfect for an appetizer, side dish or gluten-free entree.
Recipe: Spicy Sweet Potato Patties
A flavorful and healthy alternative to the standard, sweet potato fries are antioxidant rich and have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes. Try them spicy, sweet, or savory and with various dipping sauces suggested in the following recipe.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Ginger Pecan Crust: The name alone induces mouth-watering. The health benefits of ginger and sweet potato cancel out the caloric cheesecake part, right?
For a slightly less indulgent route to ginger and sweet potato health benefits, try this warm, Asian-inspired soup. Make it vegan by swapping out the sour cream for soy plain yogurt.
Hearty and nourishing chili is the perfect meal for when the weather starts to cool. Immune-boosting garlic, fiber-rich black beans and beta-carotene sweet potatoes make this dish an all-star healthy option. Try it with pumpkin biscuits for a perfectly Autumn meal.
This sweet and spicy treat calls for coconut milk rather than heavy cream, making it healthy and vegan!
Try this unique and delicious version of a classic comfort food – enchiladas.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Enchiladas
For a vegan enchilada version, subtract the cheese and add some black beans with this second vegan recipe.
Recipe: Back Beans and Sweet Potatoes
Forgo the marshmallow-laden candied yams and buttery mashed potatoes for this lighter and more delicious Sweet Potato Puree. Add some chipotle powder for a spicy kick.
Recipe: Spicy Sweet Potato Puree
Want a vegan burger that doesn’t leave you disappointed? Try this recipe from ExtraVeganZa — black beans, sweet potatoes, almond butter and olives come together to form the perfect burger texture.
Sweet potatoes in pasta? This unlikely, but delicious, recipe comes from Eating Well Magazine.
In this quinoa Chowder dish, sweet potatoes contrast with salty feta and sharp cilantro for a medley of fresh flavor against a background of nutritious vegetables. Make it in under 35 minutes!
Recipe: Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chowder
This delicious late spring or autumn dish can be paired with scallops, fish or tofu.
Spice up the standard hashbrown fare by substituting sweet potatoes. Here is a delicious way to serve them.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Hashbrowns
Don’t think we forgot about pie. For those who want a variant of the standard pumpkin pie, here’s its creamy and anti-oxidant filled sister.
Recipe: Classic Sweet Potato Pie