7 Sweet Potato Recipes for Your Starchy Tooth

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There is something special about the starchy sweet vegetables like sweet potatoes, yams, and the like. It’s their mild sweetness combined with unique aromas that leave us craving for more. That is exactly the case with the following sweet potato recipes. By the way, the sweet potatoes are, in fact, no potatoes at all (they are distant cousins, though). Oh, and while we are at it, the yams and sweet potatoes are two different things, although some people like to call them both yams.

What you’ll get from this sweet potato recipe selection is that anything you do with the normal potatoes works just as fine with the sweet ones, too. It’s only that the results tend to be way better! So, if you’re tired of the same old plain potatoes and you need to upgrade your starchy meals, you landed on the right page.

Sweet potato recipes for yummy and starchy sides

1. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

OK, maybe the name is a bit of an oxymoron, but bear with us; we liked it. After you’ll try these, chances are you’ll end up asking yourself the same question: “Aren’t the French fries a bit overrated?” Serve these with a dip. Maybe mayo?


2. Sweet Potato Fingers With Mushrooms and Peas

Be it a vegetarian meal or a side-dish, this low-cal dish is a must for you to try. Our sweet potato dough is meant for 6-8 servings, but we used only half of it (3-4 servings), so we calculated the protein, carb, fat, and calorie signatures accordingly. Also, you may need to boil the dough fingers in two batches. Use a large skillet if you want to sauté all at once.

Sweet Potato Fingers with Mushrooms and Peas

3. Chicken and Ricotta-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

If you stuff a sweet potato with chicken meat instead of the other way around, you’ll be in for a big and tasty surprise. The mixture of tender pulled chicken, creamy ricotta, and cooked sweet potato pulp turns out to be simply delicious.


4. Sweet Potato Burger Bites

Come and try these vegetarian and healthy bites that look like mini-burgers. That’s just about it in terms of similarities with the classic burger. Ours have a creamy red bean mixture between two crispy grilled slices of sweet potato. And the play between salty and mildly sweet ingredients makes them so tasty.


5. Sweet Potato Tots

For those of you who stick to healthy diets, we have a very special treat in line. Tater tots are one of America’s favorite snacks, but they’re not exactly on the healthy side. So, we’ve tweaked the recipe a bit and came up with a different approach. We’ve made the tater tots with sweet potato as the main ingredient, and we’ve roasted them in the oven instead of frying them.


6. Apple Sweet Potato Waffles

If you whip these waffles which are made with apple and sweet potato and zero flour, you can eat them without fear of gaining weight. In fact, this is a breakfast just perfect for your Paleo diet. But these waffles can also be a delicious treat for your loved ones!


7. Scalloped Sweet Potato Roll

This roll just looks great! And don’t worry, you can assemble it pretty easily, too. Adding both parmesan and Cheddar makes it cheesy, but with a mildly sweet tang from the sweet potatoes. It’s also full of beef, which means that the dish it’ll be quite filling.


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