Sweet Potato Recipes – Alphabet of Vegetables (Yam Recipes)

Tired of the same-old same-old sweet potatoes? Find new inspiration in this collection of seasonal Sweet Potato Recipes, savory to sweet, every-day to special-occasion, simple to complex, summer to winter. #AVeggieVenture #SweetPotatoes
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SWEET POTATOES: THE BASICS
Sweet potatoes are called "golden kumara" in Australia – isn't that just lovely?!

The Season. New sweet potatoes are harvested in autumn. But since they store well in refrigeration, sweet potatoes are found in grocery stores year-round. In the U.S., sweet potatoes are especially popular at Thanksgiving with the sickly-sweet, marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole. Root Vegetables. Sweet potatoes are a "root vegetable" – this means that the plant's edible part, the root, develops below ground. Only two varieties are widely grown, the Beauregard and the garnet. The Beauregard can be stored for long periods and so is less expensive, usually these are labeled "sweet potatoes". Go for Garnets. The garnet is my favorite sweet potato, the flesh is more orange, the flavor more sweet. It is also more perishable and thus more expensive. Yams vs Sweet Potatoes. In the U.S., chances are that what people call "yams" and even what supermarkets label "yams" are really sweet potatoes, especially in the American South. It's not true, however, that U.S. supermarkets "never" sell genuine yams: a nearby international grocery right here in St. Louis carries a whole selection of real yams from Africa, a staple food there. One year I cooked real yams side by side, just for fun, see Food Experiments: Meet the Yam Man. Explore! But farmers markets and CSAs are bringing new sweet potatoes to the market, it will be fun to taste new varieties! Saveur has a great photo gallery of different varieties, you might enjoy Sixteen Shades of Sweet. Sweet Potatoes in the Garden. We love to grow sweet potato vines in the garden. Their bright-green leaves are extra showy and drape luxuriously over stone walls. They do better in the ground than in pots, perhaps because the root becomes totally huge (and probably inedible). Sweet Potatoes = Super Food. Sweet potatoes are nutritional powerhouses. They are high in carbs but the carbs are "lower glycemic". Sweet potatoes are gluten-free, paleo approved, South Beach diet approved (Phase 2), Weight Watchers friendly and Whole30 approved. (Naturally, specific preparations matter to each of these eating regimens.) Natural Pairings. Sweet potatoes pair beautifully with spices like allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, curry; nutmeg, rosemary; flavorings like ginger, lime juice, maple syrup, molasses, orange; other foods like apples, bacon, pecans.

SWEET POTATO NUTRITION INFORMATION

What's your favorite sweet potato recipe? or what sweet potato recipe did you hope to find here? I'm always looking for new ones, especially healthy sweet potato recipes. Leave me a quick note in the comments! ~Alanna



HEY SWEET POTATO LOVERS! WHAT SOUNDS GOOD?
~ A Few Highlights ~


BASIC COOKING TECHNIQUES
How to cook sweet potatoes in the microwave
How to bake sweet potatoes in the oven
How to cook sweet potatoes in a slow cooker
How to make a Sweet Potato Casserole (less sweet)
How to make a Savory Sweet Potato Casserole (no marshmallows!)
How to make sweet potato chili
How to stir-fry sweet potatoes
Analysis Frozen Sweet Potato Fries: Are They Worth the Price? the Calories?

RECIPE COLLECTIONS
My Favorite Sweet Potato Recipes (with photos, all in one place)

NEW TO SWEET POTATOES? TRY THESE FIRST
Kitchen Parade recipes
Chicken Cider Stew
Rustic Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots

A Veggie Venture recipes
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Wedges with Rosemary & Lime Juice

PERSONAL FAVORITES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Chicken Cider Stew
Confetti Potato Salad
Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole
Rustic Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits
Sweet Potato Salad with Roasted Poblano, Roasted Corn & Chipotle
Turkey Sweet Potato Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Delicious Microwave Sweet Potato
Mashed Butternut Squash & Sweet Potatoes
Savory Stir-Fried Sweet Potatoes
Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Cranberry & Orange
Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Tagine
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Curry with Red Lentils, Roasted Peppers & Spinach
Sweet Potato Soup with Quinoa & Coconut Milk
Sweet Potato Wedges with Rosemary & Lime Juice
Vegetable Chili with Sweet Potatoes & Chipotle



SWEET POTATO SPECIALTIES


MASHED SWEET POTATOES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Rustic Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots

A Veggie Venture recipes
Mashed Butternut Squash & Sweet Potatoes 30min/90min – WW4 – NetCarb34
Mashed Parsley Root & Sweet Potato 15min/30min – WW1 – NetCarb9

ROASTED SWEET POTATOES
A Veggie Venture recipes
Baked Sweet Potatoes 5min/75min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb15
Roasted Whole Red Onions with Sweet Potatoes & Rosemary 20min/90min – WW2/1 – PP4/2 – NetCarb25/9
Sweet Potato Wedges with Rosemary & Lime Juice 5min/45min – WW2 – PP4 – NetCarb21

SWEET POTATO FRIES
A Veggie Venture recipes
Frozen Sweet Potato Fries: Are They Worth the Price? the Calories?
Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries with Horseradish Sauce 15min/60min – WW4 – NetCarb18

SWEET POTATO CASSEROLES
A Veggie Venture recipes
Leek & Vegetable Gratin 45min/2hrs – WW2/4 – NetCarb15/22
Maple Ginger Sweet Potatoes 20min/90min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb15/30
Savory Sweet Potato Casserole 15min/50min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb21
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes 25min/2hrs – WW1
Sweet Potato & Banana Purée 25min/60min – WW3 – NetCarb21
Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Tagine 30min/90min – WW2/WW6 – PP4/9 – NetCarb23/57
Sweet Potato Casserole 40min/90-120min – WW3 – NetCarb26
Sweet Potato Puff 10min/55min – WW5 – NetCarb28
Vegetarian Tsimmes 30min/1hr40min – WW1



SWEET POTATOES in EVERY COURSE


Sweet Potatoes for BREAKFAST
No recipes yet, this is my reminder!

Sweet Potatoes in APPETIZERS
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Sweet Potatoes in SALADS
Kitchen Parade recipes
Confetti Potato Salad
Sweet Potato Salad with Roasted Poblano, Roasted Corn & Chipotle

A Veggie Venture recipes
Simple 'Sweet Potato' Potato Salad with Hardly Any Mayonnaise 45min/4hrs – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb19

SWEET POTATO SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Kitchen Parade recipes
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits
Tourlou Tourlou (Greek Baked Vegetables)

A Veggie Venture recipes
Fresh Candied Yams 15min/60min – WW2/WW5 – NetCarb21/42
Savory Stir-Fried Sweet Potatoes 15min/35min – WW1 – PP1/2 – NetCarb7/12
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Cranberry & Orange 20min/4hrs – WW2/3 – PP2/5 – NetCarb15/31
Sweet Potato Curry with Red Lentils, Roasted Peppers & Spinach 30min/1/4/8hrs – WW4 – PP5 – NetCarb31

Sweet Potatoes in SOUP
Kitchen Parade recipes
Turkey Sweet Potato Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
Curried Red Lentil Soup 30min/24hrs – WW4 – NetCarb26
East African Pea Soup 15min/60min – WW2 – NetCarb20
Sweet Potato Soup with Quinoa & Coconut Milk 20min/60min – WW4/5 – PP5/6 – NetCarb5/6
Vegetable Chili with Sweet Potatoes & Chipotle 40min/24hrs – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb22
Winter Vegetable Soup 25min/24hrs – WW3

Sweet Potatoes in SANDWICHES, WRAPS & MORE
A Veggie Venture recipes
Veggie Burritos with Cilantro Sauce 30min/30min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb19

Sweet Potatoes in MAIN DISHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Chicken Cider Stew
Lamb with Lemon & Oregano
Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole
Slow Cooker Curried Vegetable Stew

A Veggie Venture recipes
Sweet Potato Curry with Red Lentils, Roasted Peppers & Spinach 30min/1/4/8hrs – WW4 – PP5 – NetCarb31
Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Tagine 30min/90min – WW2/WW6 – NetCarb23/57
Veggie Burritos with Cilantro Sauce 30min/30min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb19
Warm Sweet Potato Salad 35min/50min – WW5/WW11 – NetCarb19/40
Warm Root Salad in Horseradish Vinaigrette 35min/90min – WW3/WW7 – NetCarb12-24

SWEET POTATOES in SWEETS & BAKING
A Veggie Venture recipes
Savory Muffins with Sweet Potato & Feta 45min/75min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb13
Secret-Ingredient Cookies with Pecans 25min/60min – WW2 – NetCarb11
Sweet Potato Biscuits 20min/35min – WW2 – NetCarb14
Sweet Potato Buttercream Frosting 10min/10min – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb7
Sweet Potato Cornbread 25min/60min – WW6 – PP7 – NetCarb27

Sweet Potatoes in CONVENIENCE PRODUCTS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Microwave “Baked” Sweet Potato 2min/10min – WW1



MOVING BEYOND THE STOVE & OVEN


Sweet Potatoes on the GRILL
No recipes yet, this is my reminder!

Sweet Potatoes in the MICROWAVE
A Veggie Venture recipes
Delicious Microwave Sweet Potato 1min/10min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb33

Sweet Potatoes in the SLOW COOKER
Kitchen Parade recipes
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits

A Veggie Venture recipes
How to Cook Sweet Potatoes in a Slow Cooker 5min/5-10hrs – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb19
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Cranberry & Orange 20min/4hrs – WW2/3 – PP2/5 – NetCarb15/31
Vegetable Chili with Sweet Potatoes & Chipotle 40min/24hrs – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb22

Sweet Potatoes in the STOVETOP SMOKER
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A Veggie Venture is home of sweet potato lover and 'veggie evangelist' Alanna Kellogg and the
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1 comments:

Here is my favorite sweet potato recipe! I so need to make this again.

http://debbidoesdinnerhealthy.blogspot.com/2010/03/chipotle-sweet-potato-shepherds-pie.html

I love all your recipes here, I think I could eat sweet potatoes nonstop for a month with all these recipes!

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Thank you for taking a moment to write! I read each and every comment, for each and every recipe, whether a current recipe or a long-ago favorite. If you have a specific question, it's nearly always answered quick-quick. ~ Alanna