7 Ways With Sweet Potatoes
From sweet potato biscuits to roasted sweet potato salad, we've offered up seven different ways to cook this traditional holiday vegetable.
Though sweet potatoes are not "potatoes" at all, you can substitute them for white potatoes in almost any recipe for an extra kick of vitamins A and C. Plus, their rich orange color, sweet taste, and creamy texture rank them among our favorite holiday foods.
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Apricots and Bourbon
Apricots and a few shots of bourbon add complex flavor to this simple baked sweet potato dish. Ten servings make this dish a great choice for a crowd, and you can do a lot of the preparation up to 2 days ahead of time.
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Roasted sweet potatoes drizzled with a homemade bacon dressing–what could be better? This dish is a nice seasonal twist on the traditional potato salad served during summer months. Though the sweet potatoes are already nutrient-rich, the bed of spinach makes this recipe even healthier.
Sweet Potato-Parsnip Latkes
These matzo latkes feature sweet potatos, parsnips, and shallots, making them ideal for Hanukkah celebrations. The Gingered Sour Cream complements the latkes perfectly.
Cranberry-Sweet Potato Quick Bread
Did you know you can make bread from sweet potatoes, too? Quick breads don't require labor-intensive kneading or time to rise, making them popular among busy bakers. This recipe highlights another favorite holiday flavor–cranberry!
Streuseled Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potato casserole is one of the most-beloved holiday sides of all time, whether topped with gooey marshmallows or crunchy nuts. This variation features a streusel made from chilled butter, brown sugar, and chopped pecans.
Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin
If you're looking for a less sugary sweet potato side, check out this gratin. Apples add a richness to the overall flavor, while the breadcrumb topping lends a nice texture.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
These biscuits feature the sweet taste of canned sweet potatoes and boast a bolder flavor than regular biscuits. They take a few hours to let rise, punch down, and rise again, but are well worth the wait. This recipe makes 34 biscuits, but we bet you won't have any leftovers!