Maybe you already know your way around these tasty root vegetables—you’ve been making sweet potato salad, baked sweet potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, and more for years. You still need some fresh ideas, right? For you old pros, as well as those who need a little more guidance, we’ve listed all of our favorite ways to cook sweet potatoes right below.
First things first: Make sure you know the difference between sweet potatoes and yams. Then, understand that the possibilities are endless. Our top recipes for sweet potatoes include roasted purple wedges with a tahini and maple syrup dressing, a sweet potato soup with poached chicken and the power to heal you, and a whiskey-laced pie so good you might find yourself saying “pumpkin, who?” We’d be remiss not to mention one big reason we love sweet potatoes so much, and that’s their health factor. Sweet potatoes are chock full of vitamins and fiber, making them the perfect addition to a hearty bowl of oatmeal or nutritious veggie hash.
Enough talking, though. Let’s get cooking.