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Sweet Potato Recipes and Cooking Tips


Sweet potatoes
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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Recipe: Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Photo: Diana Rattray
Homemade Sweet Potato Yeast Rolls

Recipe: Sweet Potato Rolls

Photo: Diana Rattray

The sweet potato is a tuberous root vegetable belonging to the same family of plants as the morning glory. It's a particularly popular food crop in the south, and you'll find it in markets all over the US. Sweet potatoes are native to Central America. They are considered a staple in many countries and have been cultivated in Southern states since the 16th century.

Nutritionally, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of potassium and vitamin C, B6, riboflavin, copper, pantothetic acid and folic acid.

When buying sweet potatoes, choose firm ones with no cracks or bruises. Keep sweet potatoes in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place, and handle them with care. They should keep for about two weeks. If the temperature is too warm -- above 60° F. -- they'll sprout sooner or become woody. Once cooked, sweet potatoes can be stored for up to 1 week in the refrigerator. Like regular potatoes, sweet potatoes are always eaten cooked, but their sweet flavor makes them more versatile. They can be used in a wide variety of dishes, both savory and sweet, and pair well with cinnamon, honey, lime, ginger, coconut and nutmeg. Enjoy them in desserts, breads and muffins, puddings and custards, casseroles, stews or croquettes.

Featured Sweet Potato Recipes

Blueberry Sweet Potato Bread​
Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallows
Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes
Broiled Ham Slice With Sweet Potatoes
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Candied Sweet Potatoes II
Candied Yams With Bourbon
Country Fried Sweet Potatoes
Crockpot Candied Sweet Potatoes
Crockpot Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole
Easy Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Easy Pan Fried Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Easy Sweet Potato Pecan Cake
Favorite Sweet Potato Casserole
Fluffy Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallow Creme
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Glazed Sweet Potatoes With Maple Syrup
Holiday Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Honey
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup
Mississippi Sweet Potato Pie
Orange Baked Sweet Potatoes
Perfect Sweet Potato Casserole
Pork Chop Recipe with Sweet Potatoes
Quick Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Skillet Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Slow-Cooked Sweet Potato Casserole
Southern Fried Sweet Potatoes
Spiced Autumn Pot Roast
Spiced Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
Spiced Sweet Potato Biscuits
Sweet Potato and Apple Bake
Sweet Potato and Sausage Bake
Sweet Potato and Sausage Casserole
Sweet Potato Bake
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Sweet Potato Bread Pudding With Dates and Pecans
Sweet Potato Bundt Cake
Sweet Potato Cake
Sweet Potato Cake With Chocolate Chips
Sweet Potato Cake Roll
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole II
Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet Potato Cookies With Pecans
Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Pie
Sweet Potato Croquettes
Sweet Potato Custard
Sweet Potato Fries With Dip
Sweet Potato Ice Cream
Sweet Potato Muffins
Sweet Potato Pancakes
Sweet Potato Patties
Sweet Potato Pecan Quick Bread
Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet Potato Pound Cake
Sweet Potato Pudding
Sweet Potato Puff
Sweet Potato Risotto With Pecans
Sweet Potato Rolls, Bread Machine
Sweet Potato Rolls
Sweet Potato Sausage Balls
Sweet Potato Souffle
Sweet Potato Yeast Bread
Sweet Potato-Banana Casserole
Sweet Potato-Pecan Cookies
Sweet Potato-Pecan Fluff Dessert
Sweet Potatoes and Onions
Sweet Potatoes With Apple and Sorghum
Sweet Potatoes With Apple Butter
Sweet Potatoes with Texas Pete® Fiery Sweet Marshmallows
Whole Baked Sweet Potatoes

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