20 Recipes to Help You Eat Sweet Potatoes All Day Long

20 Recipes to Help You Eat Sweet Potatoes All Day Long

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Kelli Foster
Nov 16, 2015
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Orange and earthy sweet potatoes are one of fall's true gems. Baked, mashed, roasted, fried, or grilled, there's no wrong way to eat them. The sweet potato can (and does) do it all — morning, noon, and night.

Here are 20 recipes that prove you can eat sweet potatoes for breakfast — hello, sweet potato pancakes — all the way through supper — gnocchi with greens and yams proves that point. And don't forget dessert: Chai sweet potato cupcakes are calling!

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1. Sweet Potato Pancakes

It's time to take a break from all things pumpkin and let sweet potatoes take center stage on the breakfast table. Just don't forget the maple syrup with your tall stack of pancakes.

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2. Sweet Morning Potato with Yogurt, Maple Syrup & Nuts

Precook the potatoes and save them in the refrigerator for the morning. From there, the variations are endless. This recipe calls for chopped nuts, but who's to stop you from putting on currants, sliced banana, berries, granola, or sesame seeds?

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3. Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage & Eggs

The only thing better than weekend brunch is having a solid make-ahead recipe that requires little prep in the morning. This savory, garlicky sweet potato hash is roasted with sausage and rosemary and baked the next day with eggs on top.

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4. Sweet Potato & Spinach Breakfast Strata

When breakfast needs to be quick and you don't want to put a lot of energy into it, but you still want something hearty and filling, this savory strata is just what you need.

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5. Sweet Potato Biscuits & Maple Butter

These orange-hued biscuits are melt-in-your-mouth tender, and made even better with a thick slather of creamy maple butter.

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6. Roasted Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese & Arugula Sandwiches

This sandwich is one of those incredible combinations that's so perfect, you can't believe you never thought of it before: roasted slices of sweet potato, sun-dried tomatoes mixed with goat cheese, a mound of peppery arugula, and chewy whole-grain bread to hold it all together.

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7. Roasted Sweet Potato Wraps with Caramelized Onions and Pesto

Bust out of the boring wrap rut with this sweet and savory combination: caramelized onions, oven-roasted cherry tomatoes, Parmesan, and sweet potatoes coated with pesto.

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8. Sweet Potato Soup with Miso and Ginger

Creamy sweet potatoes, spicy ginger, and sweet and salty miso all meet in this easy, delicious soup. Consider topping it with a yogurt drizzle for a tangy touch.

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9. Sweet Potatoes with Chickpea Tomato Sauce

This meal comes together pretty quickly on a weeknight, but it can also be made entirely ahead and reheated. Fill sweet potatoes with a chickpea-tomato sauce for a warm, satisfying meal.

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10. Beet & Sweet Potato Stacks

At its core, this is a sweet potato and beet salad. But assemble it in pretty layers and add some toasted walnuts and a citrusy vinaigrette, and suddenly you have a dish that elicits oohs and ahhs as you carry it proudly to the dinner table.

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11. Roasted Sweet Potato Slices with Cilantro Pesto

This colorful and satisfying dish features simple roasted rounds of sweet potato topped with a chutney-inspired pesto of cilantro, coconut, and garlic.

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12. Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

Ditch the pre-made, frozen veggie burgers in favor of these smoky, spicy homemade ones — you won’t regret it. They’re a snap to make and are absolutely packed with flavor.

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13. Creamy Skillet Tortellini with Sweet Potato and Spinach

It feels like the more vegetables you throw into the skillet with your pasta, the better the dish tastes in the end. And that's definitely true in this dinner, where sweet potato cubes soften and melt into a creamy sauce.

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14. Lentil, Mushroom & Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

With its rich, mushroom-studded filling tucked under a layer of soft mashed sweet potato, this dish has all the hallmarks of a good shepherd's pie — and it's completely vegan.

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15. Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with White Beans and Kale

When life is busy and it doesn't feel like there's time to cook a proper meal, this recipe comes to the rescue every time. It makes a satisfying meal full of colors, textures, and warm flavors.

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16. Sweet Potato, Ricotta & Arugula Flatbread

Whether you make it as an appetizer or a weeknight meal, this flatbread does not disappoint. Between the earthy sweet potatoes and spicy greens, it's a nice alternative to your regular pizza recipe.

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17. Gnocchi Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Greens & Goat Cheese

Put your cast iron skillet to work tonight to make this quick-yet-hearty mix of gnocchi, sweet potatoes, kale, and goat cheese.

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18. Gingery Roasted Butternut Squash & Sweet Potatoes

This roasted butternut squash and sweet potatoe dish gets its jolt of flavor from spicy ginger.

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19. Sweet Potato Soufflé With a Twist

A truly decadent side dish, this sweet potato soufflé includes crumbled, crispy bacon hidden under a blanket of toasted marshmallows.

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20. Chai Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Move over, pumpkin spice — not only do the mix of spices found in masala chai hit the spot around this time of year, but they also pair perfectly with the sweet potatoes in these cupcakes.

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