There are few ingredients more perfect than sweet potatoes. Besides just being an absolute dream to eat (hello, fries!), there are endless things you can do with them. Resist the urge to eat roasted sweet potatoes straight off the sheet pan. Instead add them to grains for a side dish or to greens for a hearty fall – winter salad.
But roasting isn’t the only thing you can do with sweet potatoes. Simmer those spuds in broth for silky soups with plenty of vegetables. And of course you can mash them into a lighter version of the comfort classic side dish. You have my permission to make a batch of oven-baked sweet potato fries and call it a meal too.
These honey balsamic mashed sweet potatoes have a touch of sweetness with a little acid and heat. With so much flavor and personality, they don’t require a pat of butter. They are a healthier version of mashed potatoes with A LOT more going on!
Tuck fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage in between the thin slices of these hasselback sweet potatoes for a beautiful and easy side.
Looking for a gluten free side? You can’t go wrong with rice and the mix of roasted veggies and raw ingredients in this sweet potato grape wild rice. It’s finished with walnuts, scallions and fresh herbs.
With toasted sourdough bread, shallots and fresh thyme, this vegan sweet potato mushroom stuffing is the perfect veggie-filled side for any big meal including Thanksgiving.
With sunflower seeds, feta and lemon garlic vinaigrette, if there is such a thing as a simple sheet pan salad, this sweet potato chickpea kale salad is it.
Try the combination of roasted sweet potatoes, apples, pears, romaine, kale and sherry vinaigrette in this autumn chopped salad that’s all about the best flavors of fall.
With a mix of spinach, farro and scallions, this roasted sweet potato cauliflower salad is hearty and filling enough to count as dinner or lunch.
This roasted potato brussels sprout salad is fresh, crunchy and filling with sweet potatoes, new potatoes, kale, scallions and crumbled blue cheese all tossed in garlic vinaigrette.
Jalapeño lime vinaigrette gives this sweet potato salad with red peppers and black beans a spicy kick. There is always a place for a no-mayo potato salad. And the leftovers make a great quesadilla filling.
Roasting the main ingredients together in the oven makes these chickpea spinach stuffed sweet potatoes an easy vegan multi-tasking recipe. I drizzle them with tahini once I have them assembled.
With crispy sage and brown butter, this homemade sweet potato gnocchi is the flavors of autumn on a plate. Roasting the potatoes helps keeps the dumplings pillowy and light.
Appetizer, game day snack or even dinner, these healthy vegetarian sweet potato skins are filled with spinach, black beans, salsa and just a little cheese. They’re topped with scallions and cilantro.
These baked sweet potato fritters have a spicy kick thanks to cumin and cayenne pepper. You can serve them as an appetizer, a side dish or on a salad.
With a spicy mix of cumin and cayenne pepper, bake these easy sheet pan sweet potato black bean quesadillas in the oven so they’re all ready at the same time.
These spicy sweet potato fries are tossed in a spice blend with paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper for some heat before they are baked in the oven.
Try a spicy mix of seasoning with Spanish paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper for a healthy snack with these oven baked sweet potato chips.
Cumin and red pepper flakes add heat and spice to this simple sweet potato soup. Then finish each bowl with a yogurt swirl and fresh herbs.
To give the vegetables their moment to shine, other than salt and pepper, just a touch of cumin is the only other seasoning in this roasted sweet potato cauliflower soup.
A little bit spicy and smoky would be the best way to describe this easy vegan sweet potato poblano soup with cumin, garlic and cilantro.
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