Potatoes are staples at many dinner tables, but next time you’re at the grocery store, grab sweet potatoes instead. Not only are they better for you, packed with vitamins and potassium, they are also much more flavorful, so you can skip all the usual butter and salt.
Keep it simple and bake a sweet potato just as you would a Russet; you may be surprised how rich and tasty it is on its own. Or, try one of these recipes, which demonstrate just how versatile this superfood can be.
|Sweet Potato Hash with Poached Eggs
Elevate your regular hash browns by adding sweet potatoes into the mix for added nutrients and flavor. Topped with a poached egg, this recipe makes a hearty vegetarian breakfast or brunch dish.
|Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cumin and Cilantro
Of the many varieties of sweet potatoes, the dark orange-fleshed tubers are especially popular and are a healthful choice because they are high in vitamins A and C. Try these alongside a sandwich in place of regular French fries.
|Herbed Sweet Potatoes with Feta
This simple preparation of sweet potatoes would make a wonderful accompaniment to roasted meats. Bonus: the recipe requires only six ingredients (plus salt and pepper).
|Chickpea and Sweet Potato Curry
This quick curry is great for weeknights, but it’s also attractive enough for entertaining. The starchy sweet potatoes and legumes will please vegans and meat-eaters alike.
|Lentil Stew with Smoked Turkey and Sweet Potatoes
When preparing this one-pot meal, look for orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, sometimes labeled as yams. They will add rich flavor to the healthy stew, which also stars nutrient-dense leafy greens.