Our 12 Best Sweet Potato Recipes

 Thanksgiving, Fall, Seasonal Foods
on November 7, 2014
Our 12 Best Sweet Potato Recipes
Quentin Bacon
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Why do we love the sweet potato? Well, aside from its comforting, savory-sweet flavor, the rich root vegetable is affordable and packed with nutritious vitamins. Oh, and its pretty versatile, too. Here are some of our best sweet potato recipes that prove these aforementioned points—they go far beyond the classic go-to topping of cinnamon and brown sugar.

Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Soup

Our 12 Best Sweet Potato Recipes

Tara Noland

On a cold night, enjoy sweet potatoes in this Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Soup. The combination of quinoa and potato will give this soup a creamier texture and the garlic and parmesan on top will pull everything together.

Mashed Red Curry Sweet Potatoes

Our 12 Best Sweet Potato Recipes

Teresa Blackburn

Sweet potato recipes don’t always have to play up the sweet! Mashed Red Curry Sweet Potatoes are made with Thai red curry paste and coconut milk for a non-traditional side dish.

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Homemade Whipped Topping

Our 12 Best Sweet Potato Recipes

Teresa Blackburn

Sweet Potato Pancakes are what autumnal dreams are made of, so go ahead and stack that pancake pile higher.

Sweet Potato-Pecan Burgers with Caramelized Onions

Our 12 Best Sweet Potato Recipes

Cooking Light

Give your veggie burger rotation a boost with Sweet Potato-Pecan Burgers to enjoy a sweeter and toastier sandwich. This innovative vegetarian burger is mixed with oats for a nutty and hearty patty.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad

Our 12 Best Sweet Potato Recipes

Teresa Blackburn

This Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad’s bitingly-good use of jalapenos, garlic and lime make for a comforting Mexican dish. The diced sweet potatoes give the salad a filling, velvety texture.

Gluten-Free Chicken Potpie with Sweet Potato Topping

Our 12 Best Sweet Potato Recipes

Kiwi Magazine

Skip a plain crust on your chicken potpie and replace it with this fluffy, whipped sweet potato topping. The mashed potato topping will add more flavor and texture to the dish while also providing a gluten-free option for the table.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Meringue Topping

Our 12 Best Sweet Potato Recipes

Quentin Bacon

Honey, cinnamon and a sugary meringue topping complement the sweet potato incredibly well in this Sweet Potato Casserole.

Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Our 12 Best Sweet Potato Recipes

Mark Boughton Photography/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Making the choice between sweet potato and pumpkin pie is not easy. Luckily this pie doesn’t make you choose. The dreamy pie features a gingersnap crust and is topped with toasted coconut for a comforting dessert that will get you pumped for the approaching holidays.

Deconstructed Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs

Our 12 Best Sweet Potato Recipes

Mark Boughton Photography/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Breakfast potatoes reach a whole new level of comfort food in this Deconstructed Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs.

Sweet Potato and Cumin Soup with Feta Yogurt

Our 12 Best Sweet Potato Recipes

Richard Jung

This creamy sweet potato soup will be a more exciting and unusual option than your go-to tomato bisque or roasted red pepper soup.

Sweet Potato Grits

Our 12 Best Sweet Potato Recipes

High Cotton Food Styling & Photography

What do you get when you combine the South’s two most delicious staples? You get a warm cinnamon-topped bowl of Sweet Potato Grits.

Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Steak Fries

Our 12 Best Sweet Potato Recipes

Mark Boughton Photography/styling: Teresa Blackburn

You can never go wrong with sweet potato fries. These steak fries are topped with brown sugar, paprika, thyme, garlic, ginger and chipotle for a zesty flavor that pairs exceptionally well with a grilled steak.

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