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12 ways to turn sweet potatoes into dinner

Sweet potatoes are affordable, nutritious, and taste amazing. Whether mashed, stuffed, roasted, or baked, you won’t be able to get enough of these delicious sweet potato recipes.

Salad with roasted sweet potatoes

The creators of this recipe were fed up with how thick and monotonous regular potato salad was, so they created a more dynamic sweet potato version instead. A honey Dijon sauce that combines with a rainbow of sweet and savory ingredients like red peppers, black beans, corn and chives.

Fried sweet potato soup

Some days nothing hits the spot except a big bowl of soup. Sweet potato soup warms the heart and soul, and the unique addition of orange juice works really well. Serve with a piece of yogurt and fresh cilantro or basil.

Sweet potato burrito

If you’re craving Mexican, say no to fast food and try a sweet potato burrito. You can substitute pinto black beans based on preference, but thanks to the creamy avocado and hot chili peppers, you won’t even miss the dairy. That being said, if you want to use sour cream or cheese, consider a dairy-free option like Daiya.

Sweet Potato Stuffed Quinoa

Stuffed Baked Potatoes are one of the most indulgent yet calorie-dense dishes out there, so why not add some more nutrients to the mix by filling it with veggies and quinoa. The cranberry adds a sweet tartness against the fluffy grain and warm, smooth base. Combined with cabbage, almonds and onions, this winter dish is surprisingly filling.

French fries baked in the oven

Okay, so technically they’re more of a side dish, but they’re so addictive you can eat them on their own. They’re crunchy, simple, deliciously seasoned, and best of all, they’re good for you! The secret to this recipe’s success? Coat the fries in cornstarch for an extremely crispy exterior that is difficult to achieve with baked fries of any variety.

Vegetable burgers with sweet potatoes

We’re always on the hunt for the ultimate veggie burger, and this sweet potato recipe with a delicious avocado topping won’t make you miss the meat. Mixed with sweet potato and white beans, greens, onions and spices. If you’re craving a crunchy breading when you bite into your burger, add an optional layer of Panko breadcrumbs on the outside as a finishing touch.

Mashed sweet potatoes

Everyone raves about mashed potatoes, but mashed sweet potatoes are just as filling and always hit the spot. Sweet potatoes can be sickeningly sweet when drizzled with maple syrup and marshmallows. But they are already naturally sweet, so we prefer mashed potatoes with spicy herbs, garlic and spices.

Sweet potato and goat cheese ravioli

Sweet potatoes and goat cheese are a combination you never knew you needed in your life. This dish with hints of chili, pumpkin seeds and arugula will impress any guest with its subtle flavors. And yes, this recipe even shows you how to make your own pasta dough. It’s easier than you think!

Pasta with creamy sweet potato sauce

It’s like a sweet potato version of Pasta Alfredo. You’d never think a sweet potato-based sauce on spaghetti would taste good, but paired with coconut milk, you’ve got a silky smooth, buttery main dish that’s also healthy. It’s absolutely heavenly and you can adjust the thickness of the sauce depending on how much coconut milk you use. If you don’t need that nutty flavor, you can always substitute broth or another type of milk.

Roast beef and sweet potatoes

This stir-fry will heat up all your food cravings in one quick go. Packed with essential minerals and vitamins, the juicy and tender beef is contrasted with creamy sweet potatoes, fragrant ginger and crunchy green vegetables. We have a feeling the longer it sits in your fridge, the tastier it gets.

Zucchini and sweet potato latkes

Latkes are very tasty, but sometimes a bit greasy and not quite suitable for a diet. However, this is a Whole 30 compliant version that consists of zucchini and sweet potatoes. It’s a light but complex tasting side to any meat or vegetarian dish – you can even eat it as a main. Don’t forget to leave some for breakfast with poached eggs.

Sweet potato chili

Hmmm. Chile. There’s nothing better on a rainy, cold, or depressing day than slow-cooked chili made ten times better with sweet potatoes. Cooked in the slow cooker, this baby is always perfect and can be eaten on its own or with rice, bread or chips. Heart-warming – this has Italian sausage, but can be made vegetarian.

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