Sweet Potato Recipes We Really Love

Often glamorized around Thanksgiving, the sweet potato is a staple in our pantry all year long. It's hard to count them all, but here are just a few of the ways we love to eat sweet potatoes.

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Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

Meet the newest addition to your game day spread. Jeff loads the sweet potatoes with beans, chorizo and avocado for a full meal in a potato skin.

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Baked Sweet Potato "Fries"

Ina's 5-ingredient sweet potato fries are baked rather than fried which means you don't have to feel bad about going back for seconds. Her secret to crispy skin sans deep fryer? A bit of light brown sugar helps the fries caramelize and crisp up in the oven.

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Deviled Chicken with Kale and Sweet Potatoes

Let your sheet pan do all of the work in this simple, balanced meal. Crunchy and roasted, even kale haters will be turn over to the dark (leafy green) side.

Get the Recipe: Deviled Chicken with Kale and Sweet Potatoes

Brown Butter Sweet Potato Mash

This mostly-microwaved side is the easiest way to get sweet potato haters on board with the spud. Brown butter adds a nutty richness to classic mashed potatoes.

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Sweet Potato Crust Pizza

This gluten-free pizza crust is giving the cauliflower variety a run for its money. Geoffrey tops his with sausage and broccoli rabe for a healthy pizza you can feel good about eating.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Sweet Potatoes

Weeknight meals don't have to be boring. Grilled pork tenderloin, topped with a tropical-inspired salsa and served with sweet potatoes is on the table in just about half an hour.

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Sweet Potato Fries

Jeff dishes on his favorite method of achieving crispy restaurant-worthy sweet potato fries that you can make right at home.

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Steak with Sweet Potato Hash

This is not your average steak and potatoes. The lightened-up version of a steakhouse favorite is heavy on flavor thanks to a quick jalapeno-butter pan sauce. Pro tip: Cut down on sweet potato cooking time by microwaving. You'll still achieve the sought-after crispy texture by tossing in the skillet.

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Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

In a potato slump? We've got the cure. Hasselback sweet potatoes served with a Greek yogurt dipping sauce reimagines the classic baked potato for a tasty (and healthy) show stopping presentation.

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Caribbean Pork Chops with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed potatoes – sweet or otherwise – are generally thought of as time-intensive, but this version takes only about 15 minutes. Paired with a simple sauce made from ginger beer (ginger ale's more ginger-forward cousin), this meal will have your taste buds travelling to the Caribbean in 35 minutes.

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Melting Sweet Potatoes

This simple recipe might just become your new go-to for Thanksgiving spuds. Baking sweet potatoes at a super high temperature caramelizes the outsides, and finishing them in chicken broth makes the insides creamy.

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Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowl

Healthy vegetables and spiced chickpeas get roasted on the same baking sheet, making dinner a breeze to put together and clean up. Quinoa and avocado round out this nutritional meal.

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Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These mashed sweet potatoes have all of the elements of a classic sweet potato casserole, but were cooked from start to finish in an Instant Pot. They're topped with crunchy pecans and an optional – but deliciously decadent – marshmallow swirl.

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Mexican Chorizo and Sweet Potato Soup

This one-pot soup is loaded with flavor, thanks to spicy chorizo and earthy cumin, but it's also packed with good-for-you veggies like tomato, spinach, avocado and sweet potato, so you can feel good about dishing this mid-week.

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Sweet Potato and Corn Chowder

GZ's ultra-creamy and comforting chowder starts out with a decadent base of rendered bacon and butter. It seems like a lot, but it's the perfect start to a delicious roux that will both flavor and thicken up the chowder to the right consistency.

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Spicy Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes

Elegant and colorful enough to wow dinner guests, but easy enough to whip up on a school night, this warm salad is a healthy addition to any meal. Add more or less jalapeno depending on your spice preference.

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Spiced Sweet Potato and Garlic Soup

Fresh sweet potato is balanced with savory garlic and a touch of cayenne in this creamy soup.

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Sweet Potato Skins

We love the combo of sweet potato and spicy salsa verde in this healthy version of the classic appetizer. Mash up the leftover scooped-out sweet potatoes and add them to a cheese quesadilla or regular twice-baked potatoes for a marbled effect.

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Rum Sweet Potato Pie

"This is a rendition of my grandmother's world-famous pie – although she didn't have booze in hers!" says Eddie.

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Start these off in the microwave to cut down on cook time, plus it'll help you achieve a super soft interior and crispy-charred exterior. And the 4-ingredient herb sauce will taste great on almost anything else that goes on the grill.

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Ree gives sweet potatoes the twice-baked treatment, complete with bacon, sour cream and cheese. Why do we love them? These bad boys can be made ahead and heated up when you're ready to serve, making them perfect for game day get-togethers and kids sleepovers alike.

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Chili-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

A little bit of chili powder along with a simple sauce of lime, cilantro and sunflower seed butter, transform the same old side dish into a completely new experience. Pop these into the oven while you work on the rest of dinner for true multitasking greatness.

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Go around the globe, in just 35 minutes! Creamy almond butter and spicy cayenne are the secret ingredients in this chicken stew.

Get the Recipe: Spicy African Chicken and Almond Stew

Slow-Cooker Mole Pork

Mole, a normally time and labor-intensive dish, is usually out of the question on a weeknight, but this shortcut version uses a few easy substitutes and the slow cooker to achieve the classic smoky, rich flavor. And sweet potatoes are the perfect pairing for soaking up that delicious sauce.

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Chicken with Spiralized Sweet Potato and Broccoli

Zucchini is the usual suspect when it comes to spiralizing, but sweet potatoes make for some seriously good "swoodles." You'll have to put a little bit more elbow grease into spiralizing than softer zucchini but we promise it's worth it when picky eaters have no problem cleaning their plates.

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Kielbasa-Sweet Potato Foil Packets

Foil packets are the answer to your mid-week grilling craving. Smoky kielbasa and sweet potatoes are balanced out with some dried apricots and orange juice, making for a smoky and not-too-sweet summer dinner with almost no cleanup.

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Southern Fried Tofu with Sweet Potatoes

Think you can't get on the tofu train? We weren't believers until we tried it out with a crispy Southern-fried coat and paired it with some caramelized sweet potatoes. Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will be happy with this take on classic fried fare.

Get the Recipe: Southern Fried Tofu with Sweet Potatoes