Sweet Potatoes, Switched Up
Sweet potatoes are the stud of spuds. Nab our best ways to bake 'em, fry 'em, even sip 'em in this tasty tater collection.
#1: Mash into Biscuits
Sweet potatoes lend their (surprise, surprise) sweetness to this delish biscuit batter.
#2: Sip in a Latte
Who knew! This classic from the Better Homes and Gardens vaults surprised even us. A blender is all that stands between you and a lush, sweet potato sipper.
#3: Make Vegetarian Quesadillas
Skip the meat and you'll still feel plenty full, thanks to whole wheat-wrapped navy beans, spinach, radishes, cucumber, and mashed sweet potatoes.
#4: Add to Cupcake Batter
The side dish becomes the dessert. Mash, mash, mash your sweet potatoes into a frenzy, then watch them shine in this crazy-good treat.
#5: Include in a Pasta Toss
Let diced sweet potatoes nudge right up to noodles in a creamy, dreamy pasta dinner.
#6: Bake in a Loaf
This hot potato (see what we did there?) bread satisfies on all fronts: It's sweet, moist, and shareable.
#7: Scramble with Eggs
If you're aiming for a sweet potato trifecta (breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring the spud), here's your starting line: A delightful egg scramble with baby spinach and your friend, the sweet potato.
#8: Dish as Pudding
There's a lot of Southern influence here: Pecans, cornmeal, and, of course, sweet potatoes join in a creamy dessert pudding.
#9: Bake into Cookies
So much to love: Sweet potatoes, cinnamon, maple syrup, and toasted pecans do their best work together.
#10: Make It Mexican
Wrap up savory pork and chopped sweet potatoes in a hand pie straight from Mexico.
Bonus Recipe: Fry into Fritters
Sweet potatoes have had a healthy reputation long enough -- dunk the good stuff in hot oil for a ridiculous treat.
All About Sweet Potatoes
You Say Potato: Compared to a russet potato, sweet potatoes have:
- Nearly as much potassium
- More vitamin C
- More than a day's worth of vitamin A (russets have none)
- The same amount of calories
What's in a Name?: One grocery store calls them "sweet potatoes" and one calls them "yams." Officially, they're all sweet potatoes. A real yam is hard to find, unless you go to an ethnic market.
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