Sweet potatoes—sometimes mistakenly called yams—are a nutritious vegetable with a hallmark bright orange hue. Americans might best know them in fries, mashed, or pie form, but the tuber is capable of much more. Sweet potatoes are add natural sweetness and creaminess to a wide range of breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes.
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Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole With Apples
Apples and sweet potatoes make a natural pairing, especially for a fall side dish. Crock pot sweet potato casserole is a cinch to make, has lovely sweet flavor, and is lower in calories than your typical casserole. Serve alongside ham or turkey.
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Curried Sweet Potato Soup
The spices used in this sweet potato soup recipe are curry powder and garam masala, a blend of warm spices commonly used in Indian cuisine. The coconut milk adds a nice creamy texture to the soup.
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Sweet Potato Muffins With Cinnamon Sugar Topping
Sweet potato adds moisture to these cinnamon sugar-topped muffins. They're a nice way to start the day and are easy to grab-and-go. Swap out half of the flour for whole wheat to increase the fiber in this recipe.
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Baked Vegan Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato fries are a favorite snack and side dish for burgers and sandwiches, but not everyone like using the deep fryer. For a lighter option, toss with spices and bake them in the oven until crisp.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Creamy Sweet Potato Risotto
Risotto may seem like a complicated dish, but it doesn't have to be. This vegetarian sweet potato risotto just requires a little patience, since all of the ingredients cook together in one pan.
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Vegan Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers
Quinoa, mashed sweet potato, and kale make a delicious veggie burger patty. The vegan burgers pair well with a wide range of toppings, like avocado, grilled onions, or even grilled pineapple and barbecue sauce.
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Low-Calorie Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potato casserole is a classic holiday side dish but tends to be loaded with saturated fats from butter and cream. This casserole still has all of the sweet flavors you're looking for, including an alternating topping of cornflakes and almonds and mini marshmallows.
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Sweet Potato Falafel
These sweet potato falafel are a beautiful orange color with a crisp exterior and almost creamy interior. The spiced balls are baked instead of fried, making them a good alternative to your usual falafel. Serve as a pita sandwich or as an appetizer with yogurt sauce for dipping.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Vegetarian Thai Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Curry
Pumpkin and sweet potato make this vegetarian Thai curry ultra creamy and lightly sweet. Garlic, chili, spices, and fresh lime round out the savory dish. If you're vegetarian or vegan, swap the fish sauce for soy sauce.
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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
Ready in just over half an hour, black bean and sweet potato chili has all of the flavors you want from the spiced stew without the fatty meat. Full of beans and veggies, it's a filling meal on its own or can be used to top nachos. Plus, it's even better leftover.
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Lentils With Sweet Potatoes and Kale
Tender cooked lentils become a hearty vegan meal or side dish when combined with sweet potato and kale. It's a stick-to-your-ribs dish that's especially good on a cold day. Pack it up for an easy lunch.