How Sweet It Is: Sweet Potato Recipes

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How Sweet It Is: Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet-Potato Meringue Pie

This dish looks like a pumpkin pie, but the filling is actually made with sweet potato.

Click here for the recipe: Sweet-Potato Meringue Pie

Root-Vegetable Gratin

Use a mandoline to cut the vegetables into thin slices; they will turn tender when baked with chicken broth and a little cream.

Click here for the recipe: Root-Vegetable Gratin

Molasses-Glazed Pork With Sweet Potatoes

Pull out the roasting pan for a hearty old-fashioned supper like Grandma used to make.

Click here for the recipe: Molasses-Glazed Pork With Sweet Potatoes

Middle Eastern Chickpea & Rice Stew

The nutty goodness of slowly browned onions, spices and sweet potato are offset by a burst of fresh cilantro. Serve this hearty potage with whole-wheat pita and a salad of sliced cucumbers tossed with yogurt and a pinch of salt.

Click here for the recipe: Middle Eastern Chickpea & Rice Stew

Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

A Moroccan-inspired spice rub coats the steaks and is tossed with the sweet potatoes as well. The foil-packet cooking method for the sweet potatoes yields excellent results (and fewer dishes).

Click here for the recipe: Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Biscuits

These flaky biscuits make an attractive, dusky-orange topping for the vegetable potpies; alternatively, they can be cooked separately and served alongside roast meat and poultry or even eaten by themselves for breakfast.

Click here for the recipe: Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Doughnuts

Baking the doughnuts and tossing them with a little butter, cinnamon and sugar makes them healthier than fried doughnuts. The sweet potato in the dough adds a lovely, earthy flavor. Instead of slowly baking the potato in the oven, microwave it for just 10 minutes.

Click here for the recipe: Sweet Potato Doughnuts

Sweet Potato, Balsamic Onion and Soppressata Pizza

Adam Erace uses soppressata to top this clever prebaked-crust pizza, along with mashed sweet potatoes and mozzarella cheese.

Click here for the recipe: Sweet Potato, Balsamic Onion and Soppressata Pizza

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes With Toasted Marshmallows

Here, Grace Parisi mashes sweet potatoes with deeply flavorful grade B maple syrup and butter before stuffing them back into their skins and baking them a second time.

Click here for the recipe: Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes With Toasted Marshmallows

Andouille and Sweet Potato Pie With Tangy Apple Salad

This creamy sweet potato filling is actually fairly simple. An easy way is to make the crust in a food processor and substitute watercress for the mustard greens in the salad.

Click here for the recipe: Andouille and Sweet Potato Pie With Tangy Apple Salad

West African Vegetable Stew

Tired of making the same old meat and potatoes stew? Here's a delicious vegetable stew that features an usual combination of sweet and savory ingredients that blend together beautifully.

Click here for the recipe: West African Vegetable Stew

Slow-Cooked Autumn Brisket

This savory brisket gets amazing flavor from slow-cooking all day with cabbage, sweet potato, onion and apples. Put it together in the morning, and you'll be welcomed home by its comforting aromas.

Click here for the recipe: Slow-Cooked Autumn Brisket

Potato & Sweet Potato Torte

Layers of potatoes and sweet potatoes meld into an impressive vegetable "cake" that forms a golden crust during baking. Serve as a vegetarian centerpiece or with roast poultry or pork.

Click here for the recipe: Potato & Sweet Potato Torte

Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Balsamic Drizzle

A dark, tart syrup of reduced balsamic vinegar is a sexy accent for oven-roasted sweet potato wedges. When making the drizzle, be sure to stand over the pan near the end.

Click here for the recipe: Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Balsamic Drizzle

Smashed Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Chile powder, cumin and ginger combined with a touch of maple syrup create a spicy-sweet flavor addition to a traditional Thanksgiving player.

Click here for the recipe: Smashed Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Red Curry With Vegetables

Red Thai curry paste, which flavors this dish, is a convenient blend of chile peppers, garlic, lemongrass and galanga. It can pack a lot of heat, so be sure to taste as you go.

Click here for the recipe: Red Curry With Vegetables

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Sweet potatoes have been a fall favorite for years. Long ago, George Washington grew them in his garden in Mount Vernon, Virginia, and now, they have become a staple dish of most traditional Thanksgiving dinners. However, Thanksgiving isn't the only time that you could (and should) enjoy sweet potatoes.

Here's a fun sweet potato fact: They're the official vegetable of North Carolina. That being said, we've found 18 recipes that you can cook no matter where you're located.

And although you can eat them raw, we recommend cooking sweet potatoes into a number of dishes. Click through the slideshow for our recipe recommendations!

Just in case you're in the mood for fall and feeling a little cold, here are our 15 Stew Recipes Worth Cozying Up To!

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