Sweet potatoes pair perfectly with ham and other Easter dinner favorites. Whether you love classic candied sweet potatoes or feel like trying something new, our sweet potato recipes will round out your Easter dinner menu nicely.See Popular Sweet Potatoes Recipes
This past weekend my mom called me to go over the Thanksgiving menu. We went through it item by item, reviewed our list, checked it twice and then hung up. Two minutes later she called me back and asked if we could really have Thanksgiving without sweet potatoes. I said, "I think we'll have enough food."
For a sweeter and more nutritious alternative to baked white potatoes, you should take note of how to bake sweet potatoes. While just as filling as their lighter counterparts, sweet potatoes are a dieter's dream--loaded with nutrients, fat-free, satisfying and delicious, and relatively low in both carbs and calories. And you can cook them in much the same way as you would white potatoes.
The perfect "do ahead" side dish for the season -- silky and delicious with a sweet surprise inside.
You can enjoy this holiday treat year round with this easy recipe. Glazed sweet potatoes are most abundant during those cold winter months.
When Thanksgiving rolls around, you'll be happy you learned to make classic candied sweet potatoes, the ultimate crowd pleaser.
If sweet potatoes are your vegetable of choice, try this glazed recipe that combines sugar, lemon juice, nutmeg, and butter for a side dish that's fit for a holiday meal.
A question about the Thanksgiving menu: Are there any nutritional differences between the regular orange sweet potatoes and the new "white" sweet potatoes? And what's the difference between sweet potatoes and yams? First off, yams and sweet potatoes are from completely unrelated botanical families -- and there are big nutritional differences. Sweet potatoes, from the morning glory family, are notably high in beta-carotene. Yams, which are related to lilies, are low in beta-carotene but higher in vitamin C. That said, virtually anything you see labeled as a yam in a U.S. grocery store is, in fact, a sweet potato.read more
For a sweeter and more nutritious alternative to baked white potatoes, learn how to bake sweet potatoes
Pumpkin pie spice flavors a sweet potato casserole. A corn flake topping adds a tasty crunch for this side dish recipe.
Change up your typical mashed sweet potatoes with this colorful, easy side dish.
When you're starving but short on time, these black bean smothered sweet potatoes are just the ticket. The beans bring on the protein, and the potato skin is full of fiber.
Orange fest! Here's a side dish that's as brilliantly colorful as it is subtly sweet. Hard to believe it's also incredibly healthy, combining some of our favorite beta-carotene-loaded vegetables and fruits (sweet potatoes, carrots and apricots, plus vitamin C-packed orange juice, to boot). And cooking your side dish in your slow cooker is kind of brilliant, because come dinnertime, you can focus all your attention on the main course without feeling distracted or rushed with something else on the stove. It's brilliant for another good reason, too. In the slow cooker, the flavors of the fruits and vegetables blendread more
These baked sweet potatoes are lower in calories, fat, and sugar than the traditional butter and marshmallow version.
This is the classic made-from-scratch sweet potato recipe. It's easy and can be completely cooked on top of the stove.