Wednesday, July 10, 2024

7 Easy Sweet Potato Recipes


a brown paper bag filled with sweet potatoes

Do you enjoy a good sweet potato? I do and I often steam a batch of 4 or 5 them at one time in my Instant Pot to eat throughout the week. I eat the sweet potatoes as needed- sometimes plain or with toppings or adding sweet potato to a variety of recipes. I'm sharing seven of my favorite recipes.

Free Sweet Potato Potato photo and picture
Roasted sweet potato in the oven or air fryer 

Why It's Worth Eating Sweet Potatoes 
Sweet potatoes are delicious, satisfying, and provide a wide range of health benefits including much needed fiber,  protective antioxidants, and a good supply of valuable vitamins and minerals.

Let's take a closer look at the nutritional benefits of a whole sweet potato: 

1. Nutrient Powerhouse: Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins A, C, and B6, essential for immune function, skin health, and overall well-being.

2. High in Fiber: With a good dose of fiber, sweet potatoes help promote digestive health and may help keep you feeling full longer.

3. Antioxidant-Rich: They boast protective antioxidants such as beta-carotene, which studies show may reduce the risk of some chronic diseases.

4. Versatile and Flavorful: Sweet potatoes can be used in a variety of dishes, such as chili, soup, salads, or casseroles, making them a kitchen staple.

 I'm sharing 7 creative ideas using uncooked or cooked sweet potatoes in your menus. 

  sweet potato chili 

Pyrex glass pie plate filled with cooked chopped sweet potato, and peaches

Links to the Recipes: 
anti-inflammatory salad in a bowl
Add leftover cooked sweet potatoes to salads 


Healthy Sweet potato fries
Air fryer makes delicious sweet potato fries


One of my favorite simple lunches is a loaded sweet potato: 

loaded sweet potato ai generated

Recipe to Make a Loaded Sweet Potato With Sauce
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  •  Bake a sweet potato, split it open, scoop out a little and fill generously with colorful healthy toppings such as:  black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, avocado slices, and chopped fresh cilantro.
  • Scatter a few ingredients around the sweet potato such as extra avocado slices, walnut halves, a lime wedge, or a small bowl of spicy salsa.

Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole with  Pecan topping 


There are so many ways to use sweet potatoes whether you’re aiming for a hearty side dish or a satisfying lunch. These recipes are examples of just how versatile and enjoyable sweet potatoes can be. 

Do you like sweet potatoes? What are your favorite ways to eat sweet potatoes? 

My post from July 2022- Mango Recipes for National Mango Day

Mangoes, Fruits, Food, Fresh, Healthy

MY NOTES:
1. The loaded sweet potato photo is AI generated as well as the sweet potato casserole photo . ... image generated by author through AI generation using ..Deep AI 

28 comments:

  1. I only discovered the other day that sweet potato can be eaten raw. I must try that:-)

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    1. I did not know that-I want to try it too.

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  2. I love a good sweet potato, especially raw like carrots and with a dip. But all these look fabulous. Thanks.

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    1. What a great idea to cut the sweet potato into sticks for dip

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  3. I’d rather sweet potato than white any day. Thank you for the great ideas!

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    1. You are welcome.. Personally, I prefer a white potato

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  4. I love sweet potatoes and eat them often! I like to bake them, roast them, add them to soups and chili. I like to roast them alongside peppers and onions and toss in a can of black beans at the end for easy quesadillas or tacos. I haven't thought of steaming them in my Instant Pot, but that's a great idea!

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    1. I like the idea of roasting them with other vegetables. Sounds good

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  5. I don’t know why, but I never think to make sweet potatoes at any time of the year other than fall. All of these recipes look so good, the fries in particular.

    In re your comment on my blog, I would encourage you to make beans in the slow cooker. I also make pinto beans in the slow cooker and they are so good. Plus, the house is scented with the most heady fragrance.

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    1. Thanks Pattie- I will give it a try

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  6. These are all wonderful, thank you! Is there a difference between sweet potatoes and yams?

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  7. Love sweet potatoes. The soup looks good. Thanks for sharing the nutrient facts.

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  8. I do like sweet potato, these recipes all look so yummy!

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  9. i LOVE sweet potatoes!! you have shared some great information and recipes. i will save this post in my "too good to be true" folder!! i would never think to put them in a salad but that looks so good!!

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  10. Yes, I love sweet potatoes! I have some in my fridge right now. These dishes look really good, especially that sweet potato and pecan casserole, delicious.

    Have a good rest of the week.

    ~Sheri

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  11. You have so many great ideas and recipes. I love sweet potatoes, and usually make them in my air fryer, they are always delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipes and ideas! Hugs!

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  12. I do enjoy a good sweet potato! As well as a good mango. Which is why I must now check out your National Mango Day post. 🧡🧡🧡

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  13. I love sweet potatoes!
    Your recipes look fantastic, especially the loaded sweet potato and sweet potato chili. 😋

    Have a great weekend, Judee!

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  14. A wonderful collection of recipes for sweet potatoes!

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  15. I love sweet potatoes. I prefer them over any other variety for fries and for loaded potatoes.

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  16. I totally love sweet potatoes for any meal in salad or just plain.

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  17. Sweet potatoes are a favorite around here. I am so glad that I stopped by your blog...These recipes look amazing. I was so impressed with the sweet potato chili. Thank you so much.

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  18. So many ways to use sweet potatoes and they are one of my favorite vegetables. The soup looks delicious as well as the chilli. Thanks for sharing at #weekendtrafficjamreboot and I've selected your post as one of my favorites for next week. x

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  19. I love sweet potatoes and your photos look great, you made me hungry only by seeing them.

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  20. Judee we have sweet potatoes growing in our garden, I will be trying some of these! This post is one of my features for next week's WTJR, thank you for sharing with us, we appreciate it!

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