Although many people only eat them in the fall in celebration, sweet potatoes are perfect for any occasion. These orange-colored potatoes, loaded with Vitamins A, C, and B6, are healthier than white potatoes. Their sweetness can be used to satisfy a sweet tooth or to add a sweet spin on a savory dish. Here is a list of some sweet potato recipes that require little effort to make, but taste incredible.
Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Everyone loves french fries. Here’s a healthy alternative that you can easily make anywhere, including your dorm kitchen. All you need is two sweet potatoes, olive oil, rosemary, and salt. Baking instead of frying sweet potatoes can satisfy your craving without the guilt. If you’ve never tried sweet potato fries, it’s a must.
Chipotle Sweet Potato Tacos
If you like Mexican food, this recipe is for you. Sweet potatoes aren’t just delicious on their own; this vegetarian recipe pairs them with black beans, avocados, and goat cheese. You can make this as a snack or even a meal, depending on the size tortilla you use.
Apple And Bacon-Stuffed Sweet Potato
Okay, so this isn’t the healthiest sweet potato recipe, but it’s still tasty. Combining sweet potato and apples with bacon creates the perfect sweet and savory side for your dish. This is a recipe that can be used at any time of the day, and it only takes about 10 minutes to prep.
Chickpea, Sweet Potato, and Apple Farro Salad
This vegan recipe requires only about 15 minutes total to make. You need arugula, farro, sweet potatoes, an apple, chickpeas, olive oil, and spices. This salad is super healthy and perfect to make when you only have a few minutes for lunch.
Sweet Potato Casserole
This recipe is perfect year-round, not just Thanksgiving. If you’ve never tried marshmallows on sweet potatoes, you’re missing out. This recipe requires only sweet potatoes, marshmallows, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
Guacamole Loaded Sweet Potato Skins
This recipe requires a little more work than the other recipes since it calls for you to make your own guac. But, if you have the time, this recipe is definitely worth it. It takes about 65 minutes total to make and serves about 5-6 people. Perfect for the next potluck or dinner party you attend.
As you can see, sweet potatoes are much more versatile and can even be a healthier alternative to some common ingredients. The next time you’re grocery shopping, pick up a few sweet potatoes and try these recipes. You won’t regret it!