Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ingredient Spotlight–Sweet Potatoes

I freely admit, I had to restrain myself with today’s Ingredient Spotlight because, well, sweet potatoes are one of my favorite ingredients.  I love to use them in all sorts of dishes from soups to desserts.  They’ve even found their way into sandwich bread from time to time too!

Sweet potatoes are an amazing veggie – in fact, in terms of nutrients, sweet potatoes come out on top.  Yes, they are the best veggie you can eat.  And, they are cheap too!

And, they make a great substitute for pumpkin:

  • Sweet potatoes are naturally sweeter than pumpkin, meaning you can significantly reduce the sweetener in your favorite fall dish!
  • Sweet potatoes are high in fiber (3x that of pumpkin).
  • Sweet potatoes have 4x the amount of Vitamin A than pumpkins.
  • Sweet potatoes have 3x the amount of Vitamin C than pumpkins.
  • Sweet potatoes have more calcium & iron  than pumpkins.

What are you waiting for?  Make some sweet potato puree and get baking!  You can find some of our favorite recipes here, and also below.  Scroll down to the bottom to make sure you see recipes that others link up too. 

Winter Minestrone Soup

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Apple Topping

Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese {your kids will LOVE this}

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Sweet Potato Gingersnaps

Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal

Sweet Potato Pie with Gingersnap Crust & Spiced Whipped Cream

Sweet Potato Yeast Bread {makes amazing French Toast!}

Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins

Sweet Potato Risotto

Sweet Potato Bagels

And, of course, Sweet Potato Casserole… so good, it can be dessert!

What are your favorite Sweet Potato Recipes? 


  1. Getting me in the sweet potato mood! I'm off to check out your links!

  2. Just linked up my mom's sweet potato casserole. It is by no means healthy in ANY way, but it's absolutely delicious!

  3. We like sweet taters here too! Your Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls looks like "must try."

  4. Dear SnoWhite, just wondering, are you using yellow sweet potatoes, or orange yams? Or using them interchangeably?

    1. Great question! I typically use them interchangeably because of what our grocer carries. Some weeks they have sweet potatoes, other weeks, yams.


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