12 Recipes That Turn Sweet Potatoes into Dinner
No matter what’s in my meal plan lineup for the week, there a 99 percent chance at least one meal involves sweet potatoes. These humble orange spuds are a blank canvas with chameleon-like ways to be worked into an endless variety of meals. But to narrow things down I’m sharing 12 of my favorites, including sweet potato fajitas, hummus bowls, and a veggie-friendly casserole.
On nights when comfort food is a must, pull out your 9×13-inch baking dish, because a sweet potato casserole is in order. Partner sweet potatoes with warm spices, black beans, and smoked mozzarella and they go from side dish to main course.
Thick slices of roasted sweet potato dusted in cumin and smoked paprika have quickly become my favorite way to give fajitas a meat-free spin. They’re hearty, packed with flavor, and, best of all, come together on a single sheet pan.
Grab this recipe when you need to give your regular sweet potato routine a total reboot. Inspired by hummus, tahini is swirled into mashed sweet potato for a nourishing one-bowl meal packed with legumes and veggies.
This is how to do eggs for dinner when you really love sweet potatoes. Get a leg up by roasting a couple sweet potatoes and sautéing the kale in advance, so all that’s left to do come dinner time is assemble the casserole and bake.
If you thought roasted sweet potatoes were amazing on their own, just wait until they’re tossed with a smoky, sweet sauce and partnered with juicy chicken thighs.
While most sweet potato patties and burgers start with cooked and mashed potatoes, this version seriously cuts the prep time by using grated sweet potato instead.
It is high time you introduce sweet potatoes to pasta night. Here they soften and melt into a creamy sauce, while a big handful of spinach keeps this dinner fresh.
Proof you don’t really have to do a lot to turn a humble sweet potato into dinner. Stuffed with a mixture of spiced chickpeas and tomatoes, it’s a simple and totally satisfying easy weeknight dinner.
This is a stew that is quick and straightforward enough to pull together at the end of a workday. The thick-cut chunks of sweet potato not only offer some heft to the stew, but their starchiness also makes for an extra-creamy sauce.
Give a gift to your future self by making an extra-big batch of these veggie burgers and stashing them in the freezer. They last for months in the freezer and cook up in minutes on the stovetop.
Sweet potatoes even have a place on pizza night. It’s a topping that lends itself to white pizza, gilded with a creamy layer of herbed ricotta and topped off with a handful of arugula.
This soup is for the true sweet potato-lovers. Sweet spuds add a hearty texture and are blended into the broth for a lush, velvety-textured chowder. It’s the secret to a creamy chowder, with no cream necessary.