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Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

This easy-to-make Crispy Sweet Potato Fries recipe is perfect as a side dish, appetizer, or even snack! They are made with only 5 ingredients, crunchy…

Top view baked sweet potato fries on a plate with a side of ketchup in a bowlThis easy-to-make Crispy Sweet Potato Fries recipe is perfect as a side dish, appetizer, or even snack! They are made with only 5 ingredients, crunchy…

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Southwestern Kale Power Salad with Sweet Potato, Quinoa & Avocado Sauce

This hearty salad features a few of my all-time favorite ingredients. Here we have massaged kale, quinoa, spiced sweet potatoes, and black beans served with a dollop…

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Southwestern Kale Power Salad with Sweet Potato, Quinoa & Avocado Sauce

This hearty salad features a few of my all-time favorite ingredients. Here we have massaged kale, quinoa, spiced sweet potatoes, and black beans served with a dollop of creamy avocado sauce. I added crumbled feta and toasted pepitas for good measure.

I’d cook with only these ingredients if it weren’t for diversity’s sake. This texture-rich vegetarian salad packs great for lunch. If you like to meal prep for the week, this is an excellent candidate. Given the number of components, this is not the quickest recipe around, but it’s absolutely work the effort.

southwestern kale power salad ingredients

This recipe has been a reader favorite since it was originally published in 2015 (really, nine years ago?). I developed it during a month-long stay in Austin, Texas with my friend Ali. You could probably say that the Southwestern vibes influenced the recipe.

Today, this salad is getting fresh photos and some slight revisions. Enjoy!

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Perfect Baked Sweet Potato

Some baked sweet potatoes are better than others, and these are downright perfect. These baked sweet potatoes are silky-smooth all the way through. They’re sweet, creamy and…

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baked sweet potato recipe

Some baked sweet potatoes are better than others, and these are downright perfect. These baked sweet potatoes are silky-smooth all the way through. They’re sweet, creamy and delicious.

Baked sweet potatoes are always a nice side dish. They also make a great weeknight meal if you top them well. You’ll find several of my favorite flavor variations below.

sweet potatoes before and after baking

In my baked sweet potato recipe testing, I was surprised to find so many parallels to baked potatoes. It’s easy to lump sweet potatoes (commonly called yams) and potatoes together, but they come from different plant families. They’re only distantly related, but I’ve realized that they do bake up similarly.

Both are best baked in the oven without foil, directly on the rack, at high heat. You’ll learn why and find the full recipe below!

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Thanksgiving Recipes

It’s that time of the year again. When bakers, cooks, and even bartenders, are baking, roasting, and shaking things up for the holidays. Here’s a round-up of recipes from my blog, my personal favorites, that are great for Thanksgiving and winter holiday fêtes. There are cakes, cocktails, spreads, dips, candied nuts, cheesecake, ice cream…and more! Pecan Pie with Bourbon and Ginger What’s more traditional than pecan…

It’s that time of the year again. When bakers, cooks, and even bartenders, are baking, roasting, and shaking things up for the holidays. Here’s a round-up of recipes from my blog, my personal favorites, that are great for Thanksgiving and winter holiday fêtes. There are cakes, cocktails, spreads, dips, candied nuts, cheesecake, ice cream…and more!

Pecan Pie with Bourbon and Ginger

What’s more traditional than pecan pie for the holidays? (That wasn’t really a question, because most of us already know the answer.) I love this zippy variation, with a triple dose of ginger and a belt of bourbon to boot. It’s especially good with a scoop of white chocolate-fresh ginger ice cream.

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are very versatile. I love them in salads, tacos, hash, roasted, mashed, stuffed, and of course we can’t forget about sweet potato fries. Well, during the hot summer months, I love making Grilled Sweet Potatoes. Grilling adds great…

Sweet potatoes are very versatile. I love them in salads, tacos, hash, roasted, mashed, stuffed, and of course we can’t forget about sweet potato fries. Well, during the hot summer months, I love making Grilled Sweet Potatoes. Grilling adds great flavor and the best part? You don’t have to heat up the house. Plus, you…

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29 Vegan Potato Recipes You Need To Try

The best vegan potato recipes that anyone can enjoy! Potatoes are a versatile and delicious ingredient that is accessible, budget-friendly and a key part of vegan cooking. This collection of recipes features options for dinners, breakfasts, side dishes…

The best vegan potato recipes that anyone can enjoy! Potatoes are a versatile and delicious ingredient that is accessible, budget-friendly and a key part of vegan cooking. This collection of recipes features options for dinners, breakfasts, side dishes and snacks that are guaranteed crowd-pleasers. I think I eat potatoes in some form every single day....

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Slow Roasted Chili Crisp Sweet Potatoes.

These chili crisp sweet potatoes are a delightful side dish! Slow roasted sweet potatoes are topped with crunchy chili crisp, crumbled feta cheese, fresh herbs and green onions. They are sweet, savory and spicy with delicious texture! Crunchy and creamy sweet potatoes are on the menu today! These sweet potatoes can be a side dish […]

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These chili crisp sweet potatoes are a delightful side dish! Slow roasted sweet potatoes are topped with crunchy chili crisp, crumbled feta cheese, fresh herbs and green onions. They are sweet, savory and spicy with delicious texture!

Crunchy and creamy sweet potatoes are on the menu today!

chili crisp sweet potatoes

These sweet potatoes can be a side dish to accompany just about anything – but if it’s up to me, I’d make these my main dish! They are that good. 

They’re even delicious cold if you have leftovers. 

chili crisp sweet potatoes

Slow roasted sweet potatoes are a little high maintenance because they do take time. Luckily, it’s all hands-off time, so you can do something fun like clean out your closet or take a nap. You know, important things!

You can also slow roast the sweet potatoes ahead of time and stick them in the fridge. 

sliced sweet potatoes

Slow roasting the sweet potatoes is definitely worth it. The sweet potato flesh is so incredibly creamy and sweet. It almost melts in your mouth. Slow roasting and serving them alone is practically just as good. It’s one way I absolutely love the sweets.

slow roasted sweet potatoes on a baking sheet

These remind me a lot of my chili smashed sweet potatoes from Everyday Dinners. Those are SO good. They have the same vibe going on – sweet and tender potatoes, spicy drizzle, cool and tangy cheese plus herbs and scallions.

I think it’s safe to say that it’s my favorite combination.

sweet potatoes with spicy chili crisp

The chili crisp is definitely my current obsession right now. I used it with my baked feta over the holiday season and to say I put it on everything… is not an exaggeration. And that is huge, because I am not a hot sauce person. I’ve never understood people who douse everything in hot sauce – doesn’t it take away from the flavor?!

Yet here I am throwing chili crisp on everything. Everything!

I love this classic brand – I get mine on amazon. I’ve tried many versions and this is by far my favorite one. It is SO crunchy and also not super spicy. I’d almost go as far to say that it’s milder than expected. 

chili crisp sweet potatoes with feta

This dish ends up being so simple, however the few ingredients on top make the flavor pop. The chili crisp is a little spicy and crunchy, the feta is creamy and cooling and the herbs are bright and fresh. The spritz of lime makes it absolutely perfect. It has everything! (more…)

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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potatoes are one of my very favorite vegetables. I love using them to make soup, tacos, salads, rolls, and of course sweet potato fries. I also REALLY love Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges. You only need a few ingredients to make them and they are SO …

Sweet potatoes are one of my very favorite vegetables. I love using them to make soup, tacos, salads, rolls, and of course sweet potato fries. I also REALLY love Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges. You only need a few ingredients to make them and they are SO delicious. They are crispy on the outside, tender on…

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Sweet Potato Soup

This sweet potato soup recipe is a one pot wonder! Hearty and lusciously creamy, its velvety flavor will please everyone.…

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This sweet potato soup recipe is a one pot wonder! Hearty and lusciously creamy, its velvety flavor will please everyone.

Sweet potato soup

Oh hello, luscious and velvety Sweet Potato Soup! This root vegetable is makes the best sweet and creamy puree. Accentuate it with a healthy dose of smoked paprika and the flavor is earthy, subtly smoky and absolutely irresistible. This healthy soup will please just about anyone: even avowed sweet potato haters! This recipe comes straight from cookbook author and dear friend of ours, Tanorria Askew in her new cookbook Staples +5!

Ingredients in this sweet potato soup

This sweet potato soup recipe is creamy, velvety, smoky, savory, and sweet all at once. This one will impress just about everyone: even people tend to avoid sweet potatoes (like our 4 year old!). It’s got a light swirl of cream to bring a rich body, but you can use full-fat coconut milk for vegan and dairy free. With those options, it works for nearly every diet! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Onion, carrots, and celery (see below for a substitute)
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper
  • Fresh thyme
  • Bay leaves
  • Vegetable broth
  • Heavy cream or full-fat coconut milk
Staples + 5

About the book: Staples + 5

This sweet potato soup recipe is from the new cookbook Staples +5 by Tanorria Askew. The great part about this book? It’s all about utilizing your pantry and staple ingredients to make easy, healthy meals! The concept is that you need a base of pantry and fridge items: then add 5 ingredients to that and you can make endless variations of delicious meals!

Tanorria is a former MasterChef contestant, personal chef, and incredible person we’re honored to call friend. Now she’s added cookbook author to her resume, and we could not be more thrilled for her! In this book she shares recipes from her family’s Midwestern table, drawing on a tradition of cooking she learned from her grandparents: make the most of what you have, and share it with those you love.

We could not recommend this cookbook more! Grab a copy of Staples +5 here.

Sweet potato soup

Tips and substitutions

This sweet potato soup is easy to make at home with a short list of ingredients. Here are a few tips to the cooking process:

  • Substitute celery seed if desired. When making this soup recipe, we made an error: we thought we had celery in our refrigerator! We substituted 1 carrot and 1 large pinch celery seed, and it turned out great! The earthy undertone from the celery seed was delicious.
  • An immersion blender is helpful. An immersion blender is also called a stick blender, and it’s absolutely essential for pureed soups in our opinion! This way, you can leave the soup in the pot and blend it, instead of transferring to a blender (which can result in hot soup splashing).

Garnishing this sweet potato soup

This sweet potato soup comes out creamy, velvety, lightly smoky, and irresistible. Tanorria recommends candied bacon as a topping, which would take it over the top! Here are a few other ideas for garnishes that she suggests and some ideas of our own:

Sweet Potato Soup

Make it a meal: side dishes to add

How to make this sweet potato soup recipe into a meal? Pureed soups often need more protein to make them into a filling. Here are a few ways to accessorize this soup and make it into a meal:

More sweet potato recipes

Sweet potatoes are perhaps our favorite vegetable of all time, over here. Here are a few more tasty sweet potato recipes to try:

This sweet potato soup recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potato Soup


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups (4 to 6 servings)
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This sweet potato soup recipe is a one pot wonder! Hearty and lusciously creamy, its velvety flavor will please everyone.


Ingredients

  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 celery ribs (we substituted 1 extra carrot and 1 large pinch celery seeds)
  • 3 large sweet potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds total)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or stock
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup heavy cream or full-fat coconut milk (for vegan)
  • Toasted pumpkin seeds, chopped pistachios, or pomegranate seeds, to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Peel and dice the onion and carrots. Dice the celery. Peel the sweet potatoes and chop them into 1/2-inch cubes.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion, celery and carrots and stir, making sure to coat all the veggies with oil. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the onion and celery become translucent.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes and toss until everything is coated. Season with paprika, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir until the seasonings are evenly distributed. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the thyme and bay leaves and stir. Add the vegetable stock and increase the heat to bring to a boil. When boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  5. Remove from the heat and remove the thyme stems and bay leaves. Using an immersion blender, puree until smooth. (If you don’t have an immersion blender, carefully blend the soup in batches in a regular blender.) Once blended, stir in the heavy cream. Serve topped with toasted nuts or seeds, if using. Cool to room temperature before storing. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Notes

Reprinted with permission from Staples +5 by Tanorria Askew.

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Soup

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Sweet Potato Muffins

This sweet potato muffins recipe is deliciously moist and cinnamon spiced! It’s ideal as a cozy side dish, breakfast or…

A Couple Cooks – Recipes worth repeating.

This sweet potato muffins recipe is deliciously moist and cinnamon spiced! It’s ideal as a cozy side dish, breakfast or snack.

Sweet potato muffins

There’s nothing better than a baked sweet potato, but what about turning this bright orange root vegetable into a baked good? Try these Sweet Potato Muffins! Adding mashed sweet potato to baked goods makes them deliciously moist. These tall, fluffy muffins are perfectly cinnamon spiced and the ideal side dish for a fall meal. They’re also great for snacks or breakfast, slathered with a bit of nut butter! They even made our 4 year old realize he liked sweet potatoes.

Ingredients for sweet potato muffins

These sweet potato muffins use mostly common baked good ingredients you probably already have on hand, outside of the sweet potato. You’ll also need applesauce, which helps to keep the muffins extra light and fluffy. Here’s what’s in these sweet potato muffins:

  • Mashed sweet potato
  • All purpose flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking soda, baking powder and salt
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Brown sugar
  • Neutral oil (like grapeseed, organic vegetable or organic canola)
  • Unsweetened applesauce

All you have to do? Cook the sweet potato, mix the dries with the wets, bake and enjoy. We’ve customized the muffin batter to make tall, fluffy muffins: because no one likes a stubby muffin! They’re great for fall dinners (like Thanksgiving or Christmas), or quick mornings with a slather of nut butter.

Sweet potato muffins

Three ways to cook a sweet potato

There are a few ways to cook the potato for these sweet potato muffins. The most ideal way? Muffins are a great way to use leftover sweet potatoes. But if you don’t have one on hand, our top way to cook them is the microwave. Here’s what to know about each method:

  • Microwave: This takes around 8 minutes for a medium sweet potato. Go to Microwave Sweet Potato for instructions. The downside? Sometimes they can come out a little dry. If your potato is dry when mashing, add a few teaspoons of water to re-hydrate it.
  • Steamed: This takes a little longer, about 30 minutes, but comes out with the perfect moist potatoes. Go to Steamed Sweet Potato.
  • Quick baked: How to bake potatoes quickly? Cut them in half! This method saves loads of time in the oven. Go to Baked Sweet Potato.
Sweet potato muffins recipe

Variations and mix-ins

These sweet potato muffins are perfect as is: tall and fluffy with a sprinkle of sugar on top! But want to vary them? Here are some tasty mix-ins and variations:

  • Nuts: Add ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts to the batter, or sprinkle about ⅓ cup on the tops, split between the muffins
  • Chocolate chips: Why not? Add ½ cup dark chocolate chips to the batter
  • Drizzle: Drizzle with 1-Minute Powdered Sugar Icing
  • Cinnamon: Use 1 tablespoon cinnamon instead of 2 teaspoons for a more intense flavor
  • Cardamom: Use 1 teaspoon cardamom and 2 teaspoons cinnamon for spiced intruige
  • Dairy free: Use non-dairy milk like oat milk (for vegan, you can try with a flax egg, but we have not tested this variation)
  • Bread: Make the same batter into Sweet Potato Bread! Bake it in a loaf pan at 350 for 45 minutes, then add foil on top and bake another 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
Sweet potato muffin recipe
That’s our 4 year old’s hand: finally convinced he really does like sweet potatoes!

Storage info for sweet potato muffins

How to store sweet potato muffins once you’ve baked them up? Here are best practices:

  • Room temperature: Store up to 4 days in a sealed container with a paper towel on the bottom and top. This helps to keep the tops from becoming moist and sticky.
  • Refrigerated: Store refrigerated up to 1 week or more. This tends to dry out the muffins a bit, but helps them to store longer.
  • Frozen: Place in a sealed container and freeze for up to 3 months.

More sweet potato recipes

Are you sweet potato obsessed? (We are.) Here are a few more tasty sweet potato recipes to try:

This sweet potato muffins recipe is….

Vegetarian. For dairy-free, use oat milk or other non-dairy milk.

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Sweet potato muffins

Sweet Potato Muffins


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This sweet potato muffins recipe is deliciously moist and cinnamon spiced! It’s ideal as a cozy side dish, breakfast or snack.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato (1 medium sweet potato)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk (or non-dairy milk)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup neutral oil (or substitute melted butter)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • Granulated sugar, for the topping

Instructions

  1. Cook the sweet potato: Make a Microwave Sweet Potato (10 minutes) or Steamed Sweet Potato (30 minutes) or Quick Baked Sweet Potato (35 minutes). Scrape the flesh out of the skin and use a fork to mash it in a bowl. Measure out 1 cup of puree. If you’re using a microwave sweet potato and it comes out very dry, add a few teaspoons of water when you mash it. While the potato cooks, preheat and prep the batter.
  2. Preheat: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add 12 muffin cups to a muffin tin.
  3. Meanwhile, mix the batter: In a large bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and kosher salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, then the milk, brown sugar, sweet potato puree, oil and applesauce. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Fill the muffin cups evenly (there will be a good amount of batter, which makes for tall muffins). Sprinkle the tops with granulated sugar.
  4. Bake: Place the tray in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove the muffins and place them on a cooling rack to fully cool. Store up to 4 days in a sealed container with a paper towel on the bottom and top, refrigerated up to 1 week or more, or frozen up to 3 months.
  • Category: Muffin
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Baked

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