Sweet Potatoes: Cooking Basics and Recipes

Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet, nutritious, and so versatile. Whether you like them baked, mashed, in a pie, or as fries, we have an easy sweet potato recipe for you to try.


Choosing and Storing Sweet Potatoes
  • Look for the tastiest potatoes in their peak season: winter. Choose firm potatoes that are small to medium in size with smooth, unblemished skins.
  • If you do not plan to use the potatoes right away, store them in a cool, dry, dark place. Do not refrigerate sweet potatoes, as they will dry out.

How to Cook Sweet Potatoes
Baked Sweet Potatoes

For a flavorful finish, top baked sweet potatoes with cranberries, toasted walnuts, and a dab of butter.

To prepare baked sweet potatoes in your microwave: Prick the potatoes all over with a fork. Microwave on high for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, turning the potatoes once.

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole

A crispy brown sugar and pecan topping makes this classic casserole impossible to resist.

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

More sweet potato casseroles!

Sweet Potato Fries

Baked sweet potato fries -- packed full of vitamins A and C -- are a more nutritious alternative to regular french fries.

Tip: Cut each fry to an even thickness. Because sweet potatoes contain more sugar than regular potatoes, they tend to burn easily and cook unevenly if cut too thin.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Sweet Potato Pie

Laced with pumpkin and a crispy cheddar struesel, our scrumptious pie is perfect for fall holidays.

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes are a vitamin-packed alternative to regular mashed potatoes. Our easy recipe features a bit of butter and simple seasonings.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Topped with a sweet, buttery streusel, this recipe tastes like candied sweet potatoes without all the sugar or calories. With only 20 minutes of prep time, it's the perfect side dish for dinner tonight.

Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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