Sweet potatoes are a starchy and versatile root veggie, and they add a heartwarming sweetness and earthy notes. It is the main ingredient in some of my favorite recipes, from baked sweet potatoes to sweet potato casserole. Yum! Here is a list of 7 Soul Satisfying Sweet Potato Recipes.
Many people confuse yams and sweet potatoes. That’s because you can get them canned, and the label says yams. Just to set the record straight, sweet potatoes are a mouthwatering root veggie from the morning glory family. True yams (also known as ñame) are from a totally different family and are closer in flavor to Irish potatoes. Why not try yams in my African Yam Soup. Yum!
Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious with a whole lot of vitamin A, C, and B6. Making sweet potato recipes can even support your immune system! The sweet veggie is also great for your gut health and can take care of your eyesight. Yay!
If sweet potatoes are mushy, have dark spots, or are bruised, there’s something wrong with them. Avoid these. Look for firm, bright, and even sweet potatoes.
The healthiest way of cooking sweet potatoes is by baking or steaming them. Diced and boiled in a soup or stew is a great idea and pretty healthy as well!
1. Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans
This classic Southern comfort food ramped up with warm spices, milk, and heavy cream has the loveliest mouthfeel. And it’s the perfect dessert for a large crowd!
The best way to keep this casserole is by letting it cool to room temperature and covering it with plastic wrap. You can keep it in the fridge for a few days or freeze it for a few months.
2. Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet potatoes become one with brown sugar and butter for a creamy pie with a holiday spirit! The secret is baking them.
This pie is the perfect ending to a holiday meal with Baked Turkey, Green Bean Casserole, and Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes. Drooling! Check out my Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe and my classic French Chocolate Silk Pie for other pie recipes!
Store your pie in its pie tin without unmolding. Make sure it has cooled down and protect it with plastic wrap. Store it in the fridge. However, leftovers for this one are rare!
3. Sweet Potato Bread
I love this recipe. It’s moist and sweet and reminds me of falling leaves. The puree comes together with eggs, sour cream, dark brown sugar, and winter spices. What a seasonal treat!
You can store this bread on the counter or in a bread box for 2-3 days. Cover it with plastic wrap for a great protective layer. You can keep it in the fridge if you need to keep it for a week. You can also freeze this bread for up to two months!
4. Curry Chickpeas Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
If you like curry, you’ll love these stuffed sweet potatoes. Chickpeas are the stars in this baby, making it one of my favorite recipes! Chickpeas, cubed potatoes, spinach, and lots of parsley give this recipe depth of flavor, thanks to authentic curry powder—the ideal filling for this tasty tuber.
Store stuffed potatoes in a container with an airtight lid. Place the container in the back of the fridge. It’s best to store the filling separately if you want to make them ahead.
5. Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
A fluffy marshmallow layer makes this casserole a unique dessert. The aromas coming from the kitchen are thrilling! This one adds milk, heavy cream, and butter.
It’s the perfect side or dessert for your next holiday meal. Try it with Baked Chicken Leg Quarters and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes. Yum! See other fun desserts, like my Pumpkin Pie recipe and the lovely Texas Sheet Cake.
Store this delicious casserole in the fridge covered with plastic wrap. You could freeze it, but marshmallows don’t handle freezing temperatures well.
6. Mashed Sweet Potatoes
This recipe is the perfect side dish for a holiday dinner party. For this recipe, I made sure to give you options by making both savory and sweet Mashed Sweet Potatoes. This easy recipe will surely steal the show!
The easiest way to store leftovers is in an airtight BPA-free plastic container. You can freeze it too! You can store them in a freezer bag to save some space.
7. Japanese Sweet Potato Fries
These baked Japanese sweet potatoes fries seasoned with heartwarming nutmeg and cinnamon are even better for you because they’re baked. And they’re deliciously tender! Additionally, the coconut oil gives them a tropical taste hard not to love.
You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Or you can freeze them for up to two months! Just crips them back up in the oven.