by Erin Marissa Russell
If your family and friends have already enjoyed your garden’s harvest of sweet potatoes served in all your favorite dishes but you’ve still got a pile of potatoes to cook, Gardening Channel has brought together 100 recipes to help spice things up.
After preparing the perfect plot of soil, sowing the miniature seeds and babying each vegetable seedling according to its needs, you’ve spent hour after arduous hour pulling up invading weeds. Not only that, you’ve trekked back and forth carrying a jug or dragging a tangled garden hose to replenish the plants with water—and maybe even waged war on enemy insect hordes. Finally, you’re triumphantly hauling bushel after bushel of homegrown sweet potatoes in from your garden.
To make it easier to think of new ways to serve your sweet potatoes, we’ve done the legwork for you. Keep reading for 100 of the best ways you can cook the sweet potatoes you grow in your garden.
Let Sweet Potatoes Star in Simple Sides Using Classic Preparation Techniques
The flavor of a simple sweet potato is satisfying enough to stand alone. You can often dress up a plain-Jane sweet potato with the addition of just one or two ingredients, such as tahini, peanut butter, garlic with olive oil, or Parmesan cheese.
Knowing the classic techniques for cooking sweet potatoes will arm you with an artillery of templates so you can improvise with whatever else you have in your kitchen. The first recipe under each preparation below gives you the basic rundown for each, then we’ve listed a few upgrades you may find as enticing as we did.
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Though it takes some time and forethought to get baked whole sweet potatoes on the table, there’s nothing more delicious than one fresh from the oven with caramelized bits soaking up butter and dressed with salt and pepper. Learn how to make the Perfect Baked Sweet Potato from Delish, and you’ll be set with a simple dinner side or a tasty, filling weekday lunch that’s versatile enough to be customized with last night’s leftovers.
Happy Healthy Mama’s Rosemary and Thyme Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Lauren’s Latest’s Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Walnut Streusel
Layers of Happiness’ Perfect 30-Minute Baked Sweet Potatoes
Saveur’s Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Black Pepper
Taste of Home’s Creamy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Taste of Home’s Mom’s Sweet Potato Bake
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Roasting is probably the quickest way to get sweet potatoes on the table. AllRecipes’ Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes will show you how to do the classic preparation, or check out the recipes listed here for more inspiration.
EatWell101’s Garlic Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Food Network’s Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
Spicy Southern Kitchen’s Spicy-Sweet Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Smitten Kitchen’s Slow-Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Tasty’s Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Tyler Florence’s Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey Butter on Food Network
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
There’s almost nothing better than a creamy bowl of mashed sweet potatoes. For the simplest recipe, follow Dinner at the Zoo’s Mashed Sweet Potatoes. The additions below take things to the next level.
BBC Good Food’s Blackened Sweet Potato Mash
Epicurious’ Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar-Pecan Topping
Food & Wine’s Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Greek Yogurt
The Stay at Home Chef’s Cinnamon Honey Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Once the grill is fired up, you can make a quick addition of sweet potatoes to the lineup. MyRecipes’ Grilled Sweet Potatoes will show you the ropes, or jazz them up with one of the ideas below.
Bobby Flay’s Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Lime and Cilantro on Food Network
McCormick’s Buttery Grilled Sweet Potato Bundles
The Spruce Eats’ Honey Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Stuff Sweet Potatoes with Toppings Sweet or Savory for an All-in-One Meal or Filling Side
The humble baked potato is elevated when it’s stuffed with toppings to create whole new flavor profiles. From fajita potatoes to street-corn-inspired potatoes to sweet potatoes stuffed with grapes, goat cheese, and honey, one of the recipes below is sure to tantalize your taste buds.
A Sassy Apple Pie’s Healthy Mexican Baked Sweet Potatoes
BBC Good Food’s Baked Sweet Potatoes with Steak Fajita Filling
BBC Good Food’s Sweet Potato Jackets with Guacamole and Kidney Beans
Chelsea’s Messy Apron’s Loaded Sweet Potatoes (Mexican Street Corn Inspired)
Cook Nourish Bliss’ Spinach and Artichoke Sweet Potato Skins
Delish’s Sloppy Joe Sweet Potatoes
Everyday Maven’s Leftover Ham, Cheese, and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
GoodFood’s Jacket Sweet Potato with Chorizo Cous Cous
Gourmande in the Kitchen’s Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Feta, Olives, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Half Baked Harvest’s Healthy Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins
How Sweet Eats’ Roasted Grape, Goat Cheese, and Honey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Love & Lemons’ Healthy Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Love & Lemons’ Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Broccoli
Minimalist Baker’s Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes
MyRecipes’ Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon, Chicken, and Cashews
MyRecipes’ Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Yogurt and Honey
My Food and Happiness’ Sweet Jacket Potatoes with Tomato and Herb Beans
Oh My Veggies’ Chana Masala Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Oh Sweet Basil’s Texas Roadhouse Loaded Sweet Potato Copycat Recipe
Pineapple & Coconut’s Roast Turkey and Cranberry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Tyler Florence’s Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan and Marshmallow Streusel
Include Your Garden’s Sweet Potatoes in Casseroles, Bakes, and Other Homey Dishes.
From a traditional Southern-style sweet potato bake to a dressed-up au gratin, these homey casseroles and layered dishes capitalize on the sweet potato as comfort food. Read the recipes listed here to get some ideas.
BBC Good Food’s Spicy Pies with Sweet Potato Mash
BBC Good Food’s Sweet Potato and Spinach Bake
Life, Love, and Sugar’s Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole
New in NOLA’s Sweet Potato Queen Casserole
New Orleans Restaurants’ Sweet Potato Praline Casserole
Taste of Home’s Sweet Potatoes au Gratin
The Real Food Dietitians’ Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Topping
Sweet Potatoes Make for Silky Soups and Nourishing Stews.
They’re affordable, nutritious, and when sweet potatoes are simmered into your family’s favorite soups and stews, they’re absolutely delicious. The recipes below will show you just some of the ways you can serve sweet potatoes from the garden in a steaming bowl of warming soup or stick-to-your-ribs stew.
AllRecipes’ Spicy Sweet Potato Soup
AllRecipes’ Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew
Cookie and Kate’s Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup
Cookie and Kate’s Vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili
Damn Delicious’ Sweet Potato Beef Stew
Damn Delicious’ Sweet Potato Chicken Noodle Soup
Food Network’s 30-Minute Spicy Pork and Sweet Potato Stew
Full of Plants’ Thai Sweet Potato Noodles Soup
Half Baked Harvest’s Golden Sweet Potato Soup
How Sweet Eats’ Silky Ginger Sweet Potato Soup
Making Thyme for Health’s One Pot African Peanut Stew
Minimalist Baker’s Sweet Potato Coconut Curry Soup
Monkey & Me Kitchen Adventures’ Spanish Butter Bean Sweet Potato Stew
Moroccan Vegetarian Sweet Potato Stew on Genius Kitchen
Once Upon a Chef’s Autumn Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
Power Hungry’s Sweet Potato Bisque with West Indian Spices
Real Food Whole Life’s Sausage, Cabbage, and Sweet Potato Stew
Skinny Taste’s Turmeric Roasted Sweet Potato and Macadamia Soup
Sweet Peas and Saffron’s Slow Cooker Black Bean, Quinoa and Sweet Potato Stew
Sweet Paul’s Sweet Potato Soup with Pumpkin Seeds and Thyme
Tasty’s Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew
Tasty’s Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Soup
The Kitchen Magpie’s Slow Cooker Beef and Sweet Potato Stew
The Vegan 8’s Smoky Sweet Potato Black-Eyed Pea Soup
Two Peas & Their Pod’s Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes
Welcome the Day with Sweet Potatoes at Breakfast or Brunch
Sure, you can add roasted sweet potatoes to a breakfast plate, but the recipes here take things up a notch. From incorporating sweet potatoes in your favorite breakfast pastries to basing an early-morning casserole on them, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your sweet potatoes early in the day. Take a look here.
Alton Brown’s Sweet Potato Waffles on Food Network
Budget Bytes’ Sweet Potato Casserole Baked Oatmeal
Cook It Real Good’s Sweet Potato Rosti
Cooking Light’s Sweet Potato and Sausage Strata
Feel Good Foodie’s Sweet Potato Toast
Hey Nutrition Lady’s Sweet Potato Strata with Smoked Gouda and Leeks
Ifoodreal’s Sweet Potato Egg Casserole
Joseph’s Restaurant’s Sweet Potato Pancakes on Food Network
Kerry’s Sweet Potato Latkes on AllRecipes
Naturally Ella’s Roasted Sweet Potato Baked Eggs
Minimalist Baker’s Sweet Potato Pie Oats
Sweeten Things Up with Desserts or Savory Baked Goods Starring Sweet Potatoes.
The naturally sweet flavor of the sweet potatoes your garden produces makes them an ideal candidate for all kinds of dessert recipes. Sweet potato pie is a classic, but you’ll find more unexpected preparations here, too, like salted cashew sweet potato fudge or sweet potato truffles. Keep reading for ideas on desserts that feature sweet potatoes.
AllRecipes’ Sweet Potato Pound Cake
BBC Good Food’s Sweet Potato, Avocado, and Feta Muffins
Bruce’s Yams Salted Cashew Sweet Potato Fudge on AllRecipes
Chocolate Covered Katie’s Sweet Potato Brownies
Epicurious’ Spiced Sweet Potato Cake with Brown Sugar Icing
Fettle Vegan’s Purple Sweet Potato Pie Bars on Well + Good
My Sister’s Sweet Potato Bread Recipe on Genius Kitchen
Our Savory Life’s Sweet Potato Hamburger Buns
Patti LaBelle’s Sweet Potato Pie on The Splendid Table
Paula Deen’s Sweet Potato Balls
Spoon University’s Chocolate and Cinnamon Sweet Potato Truffles
Don’t dishonor your hard work growing this top-yielding garden crop by letting a surplus of delicious, healthy homegrown veggies start to seem boring or uninspired. ‘Tis the season of the sweet potato—why not celebrate nature’s abundance (and your own time and effort) by feasting on sweet potatoes in a whole host of ways?
Want to learn more about preparing sweet potatoes?
BBC Good Food covers Sweet Potato Recipes
Better Homes & Gardens covers Sweet Potatoes: Cooking Basics and Recipes
Bon Appetit covers Healthyish Sweet Potato Recipes
Buzzfeed covers Sweet Sweet Taters
Cooking Light covers Suprising Ways to Use Sweet Potatoes
Country Living covers Sweet Potato Recipes
Delish covers Sweet Potato Recipes
Food Network covers 45 Stuffed Sweet Potato
Greatist covers 45 Best Sweet Potato Recipes
Health covers Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes
Hurry the Food Up covers Baked Sweet Potato Recipes
Land of Frost covers Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Sweet Potatoes
Self covers Sweet Potato Recipes
blueprint covers How to Cook Sweet Potatoes
Simply Recipes covers Sweet Potatoes
Southern Living covers Sweet Potato Recipes
Spend with Pennies covers Sweet Potato Vs. Yam
Statesmen covers Fall Sweet Potato Recipes
Taste of Home covers Sweet Potato Recipes
TreeHugger covers Sweet Potato Recipes
The Kitchn covers Good Sweet Potato Recipes
The Simple Dollar covers Ways to Use Leftover Sweet Potatoes
Spruce Eats covers What to Do With Leftover Potatoes
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