Sweet Potatoes

Sweet and White Potato Casserole with Apples

Sweet and White Potato casserole with apples

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. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Leeks and Peas

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Serve this combination of sweet potatoes, leeks, and peas as a colorful and nourishing side dish with everyday or holiday meals. It’s a perfect way to dress up your Thanksgiving sweet potatoes! Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. more→

BBQ Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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Coconut oil and sweet potatoes are a match made in foodie heaven. Add a special homemade spice blend that sneaks in a little maca powder, and these BBQ baked sweet potato fries are nothing short of “wow.” Recipe and photo contributed by Julie Morris. Reprinted with permission from Superfood Kitchen: Cooking with Nature’s Most Amazing Foods.* © 2012 by Julie Morris, Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. more→

Squash, Sweet Potato, and Corn Chowder

Squash and corn chowder

Squash, corn, and sweet potato combine to make a hearty chowder that’s especially perfect for fall. Though this admittedly involves a bit of preparation, none of it is difficult. It’s a great soup to make on a quiet Sunday — you’ll be happy to come home to it during the week! It’s delicious with fresh cornbread. It’s also the kind of soup you won’t mind making an extra effort to make for holiday meals like Thanksgiving. more→

Maple and Tarragon Sweet Potatoes

Maple baked sweet potatoes

Maple syrup and tarragon are wonderful enhancements for the flavor of sweet potatoes. You’re welcome to make and serve this any time, of course, but it’s an especially delicious addition to the Thanksgiving meal. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

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Contemporary Candied Sweet Potatoes

contemporary candied sweet potatoes

Here’s a lightened version of the American holiday classic, candied yams,  featuring sweet potatoes (which are often misidentified as yams). Sweetened with orange juice and gently spiced with cinnamon, this is as welcome at the holiday table (especially Thanksgiving) as it is for everyday meals.
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Bulgur and Sweet Potato Pilaf

Bulgur with sweet potatoes

This attractive dish has a subtle sweet flavor and the crunch of toasted walnuts. Double this recipe for a great winter holiday grain dish—it’s perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners. Recipe adapted from Vicki’s Vegan Kitchen by Vicki Chelf ©2011, Square One Publishing, reprinted by permission.  more→

Sweet Potato Waldorf Salad

Sweet Potato Waldorf Salad recipe

The addition of the sweet potato and toasted pine nuts makes this simple salad an exceptional side dish or a hearty lunch. Because the natural flavors blend so well, there’s little need for exotic seasonings. A basket of whole grain bread makes the ideal accompaniment. Contributed by Zel Allen, reprinted from The Nut Gourmet.* more→

Spicy Tempura Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes

Nothing quite like deep frying to get people to eat their veggies, right? In this recipe, a light crisp batter combines nicely with the natural sweet flavor of the sweet potatoes. Served with a tart dipping sauce, this is food heaven…and loaded with carotenoids for health, but no one needs to know. Contributed by Christina Pirello,  from I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Going to Eat it Any More*(Perigee Books, 2011). more→

Alicia’s Famous Sweet Potato Pie

Vegan Sweet potato pie

Yep, it’s famous. I am the official sweet potato pie maker for my family. It isn’t a holiday if my pie isn’t there. This was a hard recipe to veganize, since traditionally, I used condensed milk and egg whites to make my pies. But after a little tweaking, my famous sweet potato pie is now vegan and still a hit. Recipe is contributed by Alicia C. Simpson, from Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food, published by The Experiment, 2009). Reprinted by permission. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

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Thyme-Scented Sweet Potatoes with Black Olives and Garlic

Sweet potatoes with olives

If candied sweet potatoes are too cloying for your palate, try them prepared in a savory rather than sweet way. This recipe, fragrant with garlic and thyme and studded with black olives, may change your mind about sweet potatoes if they’ve never been your veggie of choice. This recipe doubles easily for a larger crowd. Contributed by Robin Robertson, from 1,000 Vegan Recipes.* Reprinted with permission. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. 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.

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