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22 Amazing Ways To Use Sweet Potatoes

Whether you want to roast, mash or bake it, this versatile root vegetable can dress the part.
22 Amazing Ways To Use Sweet Potatoes

The sweet potato is a glorious, good-for-you spud that brings natural sweetness, colour and beta-carotene to your plate. Roasting it brings out a more concentrated, caramel flavour that boosts grain bowls and adds balance to spicy dishes—and it even works in cake (see below!).

Scroll through the recipes below for inspiration on how to use sweet potatoes more often in the kitchen:

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Salad with beans, leafy greens, soft boiled egge and sweet potato in a brown dish on a brown table.(Recipes by Irene Ngo; Produced by Stephanie Han Kim, Sun Ngo and Aimee Nishitoba;
Photography by Erik Putz and Christie Vuong; Food styling by Ashley Denton; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

A refined take on the beloved creamy green bean salad, this refreshing yet hearty plate will satisfy all your winter-day cravings. Get our creamy bean and sweet potato salad with soft boiled egg recipe.

22 Amazing Ways To Use Sweet Potatoes(Photo: Erik Putz; Food styling by Eshun Mott; Prop styling by Christine Hanlon)
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This creative spin on classic sausages and mash features fresh thyme, sautéed apples and roasted walnuts. Get our roasted sausage with sweet potato mash recipe.

a baking tray of sweet potatoes with a filling of pesto and nutsPhotography by Al Douglas. Published by Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
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We grow many things well on our farm, but sweet potatoes are not one of them—our growing season is too short. So instead, we rely on farmers in much warmer climates to do it for us. Nonetheless they are a nutritional powerhouse, and one of my favourite vegetables. Baking is my preferred way to cook them. We do grow lots of fragrant cilantro, and through life-cycle harvesting we enjoy its aromatic leaves, green coriander seeds, and lacy white flowers. The pesto brings together lots of citrusy cilantro leaves and bright balancing flavours in a tasty condiment ready to complete a deliciously baked sweet potato. Get our maple-spiced sweet potato recipe. 

Orange-drizzled sweet potato cakePhoto, Roberto Caruso.
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Getting a sweet surprise with the addition of the potato (it adds moisture and structure), this sweet loaf cake is perfect for citrus season.  Get our orange-drizzled sweet potato cake recipe.

Baked meatballs with roasted vegetablesPhoto, Erik Putz.

Packed with healthy ingredients like quinoa, sweet potatoes, and Brussels sprouts, this good-for-you grain bowl gives a big boost of nutrition—and flavour—to weeknight meals. Get our baked meatballs with roasted vegetables recipe.

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Roasted veggies and chickpeas: brussels sprouts, kale, sweet potato and chickpeas on baking trayPhoto, Roberto Caruso. Food styling, Eshun Mott. Prop styling, Rayna Marlee Shwartz.

Roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes pack crisp texture and great caramelized flavour into every bite of this healthy dinner dish. Get our roasted veggie chickpea bowl recipe.

Thai sweet potato red curry soup in a bowl sprinkled with cilantro and coconut(Photo: Roberto Caruso)
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Halloumi And Sweet Potato Skewers With Lentil Salad

Sweet potato skewers with halloumi cheese (which has a higher melt point) on a lentil salad is a great, hearty vegetarian addition to any BBQ. Get our halloumi and sweet potato skewers with lentil salad recipe.

Halloumi and sweet potato skewers served on lentil salad on a blue tablePhoto, Erik Putz.

Thai Sweet Potato Red Curry Soup

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Sweet potatoes, leeks, carrots and coconut milk are just a few of the base ingredients making up this cozy and colourful Thai soup. Get our Thai sweet potato red curry soup recipe.

Chicken thighs, broccoli and mushrooms on a sheet pan.Photo, Erik Putz.
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There is nothing better than a one-sheet quick weeknight dinner, and this one involves baked veggies paired with sweet and tangy chicken. Get our sheet pan orange chicken with sweet potatoes recipe.

Slow cooker sweet potato soup with apples in a white bowl.

A cold weather soup that you don't have to watch for hours over the stove. Pop all the ingredients into your slow cooker and let it do the work for you. Get our slow cooker sweet potato and apple soup recipe.

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sriracha sheet-pan chicken drumsticks with sweet potato fries

Looking for an easy and speedy meal tonight? Toss everything onto a sheet pan, bake and voila! A delicious, minimal-mess meal in no time. Get our recipe for sheet pan drumsticks with sweet potato fries.

22 Amazing Ways To Use Sweet Potatoes
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Why not jazz up a traditional baked potato? Topped with luscious cheeses, sour cream, green onions and pimentos, this is one irresistable tuber. Get our modern baked potato recipe.

Maple bacon sweet potatoesPhoto, Erik Putz.
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Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside—these heavenly bacon-topped potatoes are a sweet and savoury twist on a classic. Plus, they’re as easy to make in the oven as they are on the BBQ. Get our maple bacon sweet potatoes recipe.

A white platter filled with sweet potato stuffing.(Photo: John Cullen)
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A seasonal favourite that’s just as delicious and easy to make anytime of year. Plus, with only 15 minutes of prep required it may soon become a weeknight favourite. Get our sweet-potato stuffing recipe.

Winter squashPhoto, Erik Putz.

Mashed potatoes with a twist. These autumn veggies go together suprisingly well, adding some vibrant colour to your dinner plate. Get our squash and sweet potato mash recipe.

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22 Amazing Ways To Use Sweet Potatoes

Filled with wonderful wintery vegetables, this salad is a great way to pump up your nutrient intake (it’s loaded with Vitamin A). Get our kale salad with sweet potatoes and walnuts recipe.

22 Amazing Ways To Use Sweet PotatoesRoberto Caruso
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This chop-and-toss dish has been voted the easiest side dish ever by the Test Kitchen team. Fresh rosemary brightens up chunks of vibrant sweet potato—a must-have side for any cold-weather meal. Get our rosemary sweet potatoes recipe.

sweet potato gnudi with chantrellesPhoto, Erik Putz.
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Sautéed with fragrant chanterelle mushrooms and sage, these savoury dumplings will be the talk of the table. (And everyone will want seconds, we guarantee it.) Get our sweet potato gnudi with chantrelles recipe.

22 Amazing Ways To Use Sweet PotatoesChickpea and sweet potato curry. (Photo, Roberto Caruso.)
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This gluten-free, one-pot recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. And it won’t mess up the kitchen, so you can forget dish duty and pull up a couch for a little extra prime-time me time. Get our chickpea and sweet potato curry recipe.

Sweet potato savoury yogurtPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

The latest in a bounty of ever-expanding yogurt options is veggies. The key is amplifying the vegetable’s natural sweetness before adding it to a plain yogurt. Get our sweet potato yogurt recipe.

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A roasted garlic and sweet potato clafouti in a white pan(Photo: Roberto Caruso)

Roasted-Garlic and Sweet Potato Clafouti

This one-dish delight of sweet potato and eggs only requires 15 minutes of prep! Get our roasted-garlic and sweet potato clafouti recipe.

22 Amazing Ways To Use Sweet Potatoes
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Craving fries? These baked fries with yogurt are as easy to make as they are to eat. Get our chunky sweet potato fries with herbed yogurt dip recipe.

Smoky chicken pot pie with sweet potato crustPhoto, Angus Fergusson.
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When the cold weather won’t let up, there’s a lot to be excited about in the kitchen—starting with cozy, deep-dish pot pie with a sweet potato crust. Get our smoky chicken with sweet potato crust recipe.

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