Sweet Potatoes

Miso Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Greens

Watercress in bowl

Sweet potato and tender greens (choose from spinach, arugula, watercress, or tatsoi)  team up in this quick miso soup to great effect. I prefer a dark, robust variety of miso such as barley or hatcho as the base for this soup, but use whatever variety of miso you like best. more→


Thyme-Scented Sweet Potatoes with Black Olives and Garlic

Sweet Potatoes on table

If candied sweet potatoes in a can have left you avoiding sweet potatoes, you need to try them fresh and prepared in a savory rather than sweet way. This recipe, redolent of garlic and thyme and studded with black olives, may change your mind about sweet potatoes once and for all. Contributed by Robin Robertson, from 1,000 Vegan Recipes.* more→


Kale, Yellow Squash, and Sweet Potato Stew

Curly green kale

As everyone knows, greens are good for you, but with its high calcium content, kale is a standout. Its deep green color and elaborately ruffled leaves, contrasted with the yellow of the squash and the orange of the sweet potato, makes this an attractive and nourishing dish for the early autumn harvest. Recipe adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons by Nava Atlas. more→


Tempeh, Kale, and Sweet Potato Skillet

This supremely nourishing trio of ingredients are the basis of a quick, colorful, and comforting meal. It’s an adaptable dish, too—don’t like tempeh? Use tofu, seitan, or a can of chickpeas or white beans instead. It’s great with chard in place of kale, as well. Great served with any of the slaw recipes on this site. Adapted from Vegan Express. more→


Baked Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Baked sweet potatoes and apples

A cheering fall and winter recipe, this medley of sweet potatoes and apples makes a great side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, though you need not save this easy preparation for special occasions only. Photos by Rachael Braun. more→


Sweet and White Potato Casserole with Apples

Sweet potatoes on table

This rich combination of white and sweet potatoes, subtly sweetened with apple, is perfectly suited your major comfort food cravings of the cool season. This is one of my favorite comfort food recipes (which was titled Les Trois Pommes), updated, from Vegetariana. more→


Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Leeks and Peas

Sweet potatoes

Serve this combination of sweet potatoes, leeks, and peas, as a colorful and nourishing side dish with everyday meals. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. more→


Slow-Cooker White Bean and Sweet Potato Stew with Collard Greens

This stew is colorful and full-flavored thanks to a host of vegetables and seasonings. I like to cook the collards separately to avoid any bitter taste in the stew. Since sweet potatoes break down easily, it’s important not to cook this stew too long. For a mild yet still flavorful version, eliminate the hot chile. Serve it accompanied by crusty warm bread. Adapted from Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker* by Robin Robertson. more→