Sponsored Post: It’s the perfect time of the year to remember to be a little sweeter. Whether it’s dropping off dinner for a neighbor or bringing in a treat for your coworkers, let’s be sweet more often. We’ve partnered with the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission to bring you some sweet inspiration.
Not only are sweet potato totally delicious and packed with nutrients, they’re super versatile too. Check out these eight ways to use sweet potatoes in sweet or savory recipes.
Spiralized Sweet Potatoes
Switch out the usual pasta for a spiralized dish with cream sauce, sausage and pine nuts. See the recipe.
Sweet Potatoes in Veggie Burgers or Meatballs
Because of its great flavor and binding starches, sweet potatoes are great to use when creating meatless dishes. Check out this sweet potato veggie burger or sweet potato vegetarian meatballs.
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
From sweet to savory, breakfast to dinner, there are hundreds of ways to stuff a sweet potato. We like to roast a bunch at the start of the week and let them be a blank canvas for packed lunches and quick dinners. Check out these filling ideas.
Sweet Potato Soup
Roasted and then pureed, sweet potatoes bring a touch of sweetness and thickening starch to a cozy bowl of soup. This beautiful bowl doesn’t even require dairy to make it creamy, thanks to the sweet potatoes. See the recipe.
Sweet Potato in Smoothies
As a morning meal or afternoon snack, sweet potatoes can add healthy sweetness to your next smoothie bowl. See the recipe.
Sweet Potato Cake
Simple and sweet. These cakes all use sweet potatoes for great flavor, color and texture. Neither needs frosting, because they are perfect the way they are. See the recipe for the beautiful sweet potato pound cake made in a bundt pan. Or, try this recipe for a sweet potato sheet cake studded with chocolate chips and nuts.
Sweet Potato Toasts or Crostini
Roast thin rounds of sweet potatoes and replace the usual bread with this colorful and gluten free option. See the recipe for these BLT bites.
Sweet Potato Hash
This sweet potato hash swaps out the usual potatoes for this colorful variety. The best part? You can make it in the oven so you spend less time standing at the stovetop. See the recipe.
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