Not sure how to get creative with sweet potatoes? Think no longer! Here are 13 easy ways to cook with sweet potatoes. These sweet potato recipes are easy, flavorful, and perfect for filling your belly with hearty, whole nutrients. Each one is a treat in itself!
You know what veggie (or technically, root) is kind of overlooked, especially in terms of its versatility? Sweet potatoes!
Sure, we all know they’re great, but when is the last time you used one in your cooking? For me, I have to make an honest effort to use them, and it’s usually just to make fries or throw into my salads.
But they’re good for so much more than just fries and salads and can be transformed to fit into almost any type of recipe… even smoothies and baked goods!
In an attempt to give the good old sweet potato the attention it deserves, I compiled this round up to supply you with all of the sweet potato cookin’ ideas you could imagine.
Without further ado, here are 13 easy ways to cook with sweet potato!
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
You've heard of regular potato gnocchi, lobster gnocchi, squash gnocchi, and maybe even tomato gnocchi. But have you ever tried Sweet Potato Gnocchi? This dish bursts with flavor and is the perfect autumn-inspired take on the classic dish. It's fluffy, tender, and totally melts in your mouth. Made complete with a buttery and sage rosemary sauce!
Sweet Potato Fettuccine in Gorgonzola Sauce
For the second sweet potato option, try this Sweet Potato Fettuccini in Gorgonzola Sauce! The noodles are tossed in the gorgonzola and cranberries to create a decadent, gluten-free pasta dish that's undeniably full of flavor. Just slice the potatoes, toast the nuts, cook the noodles, warm the sauce, and serve!
Sweet Potato & Spinach Quinoa Breakfast Skillet
Next up we're enjoying sweet potatoes for breakfast, because why not? It's a great way to start your morning with a high-protein meal. This Sweet Potato & Spinach Quinoa Breakfast Skillet is a veggie-packed, delicious, and filling breakfast that comes together in less than 30 minutes!
Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos
Fill up with the ultimate vegetarian meal: Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos. These 'cos are made with caramelized sweet potatoes (ohhh, yeah), spiced black beans, and creamy chipotle sauce. You'll want to eat 10!
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Keep things simple but deliciously salty with Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries! This is a dish great for snacking, as it's healthier than eating regular fries and comes out of the air fryer perfectly crispy. Made with only three ingredients (sweet potatoes, olive oil, and salt), prepare for these fries to be your new go-to.
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls
Here's where things get interesting: Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls! These rolls are fluffy, decadent, and slathered in a simple brown sugar cream cheese frosting. It's the perfect cozy morning breakfast and is made with a delicious sweet filling!
Sweet Potato Salad with Quinoa and Hummus Dressing
With roasted sweet potato, fluffy quinoa, arugula, crumbled feta, and a quick hummus dressing, this warm Sweet Potato Salad recipe is a hearty side salad for serving up on any occasion. It's a great way to enjoy sweet potatoes with extra caramelized flavor. Mmmm.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
For a hearty, filling, satisfying meal, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili is the way to go. This vegan chili is easy to make and great for meal prep! It's also the perfect way to use up extra sweet potatoes, as they add both flavor and oomph to the dish.
Sweet Potato Cookies
Sweet desserts are always better when they pack in extra protein, which is exactly what these Sweet Potato Cookies do. It's a moist and delicious recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth and actually provide a boost in nutrients!
Sweet Potato Smashers with Roasted Grapes
Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Grapes are the perfect, quick dinner for all appetites. Made with potatoes and grapes, of course, as well as honey, thyme, and melt-in-your-mouth goat cheese. They're crispy yet soft, savory, sweet, cheesy, herby, and fun!
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue
For another recipe that will successfully use up your sweet potatoes while also providing your taste buds with a treat, go for this Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue. It's the ultimate crunchy but fluffy dish that's coincidentally perfect for Thanksgiving!
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dipping Sauce
Put away the air fryer, because this time we're using the oven to make Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dipping Sauce. These fries are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, just how we like 'em! They're made complete with the creamy, herby avocado sauce.
Sweet Potato Smoothie
Kiss summer goodbye and say hello to fall with this Sweet Potato Smoothie. Made with maple syrup, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin spice, it includes all of the flavors of fall!
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