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Eat Your Way Through These Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes

A delicious plate of sweet potato fries.
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You probably don’t need much convincing when it comes to eating sweet potatoes, but we found seven delicious recipes that will please the whole family just in case.

Not only are these starchy root vegetables delicious to eat, but they also provide an abundance of health benefits as well. Orange, purple and white sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. If you’re already a big fan of these tasty tubers or would like to add more to your diet, here are a few yummy recipes to try.

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Sweet potato skins topped with cheese and bacon
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Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites: Anything Bacon-wrapped tastes fantastic, but have you ever tried sweet potato bites wrapped in briny salt-cured pork? Once wrapped, then rolled in brown sugar, you’ll love these bites packed with sweet and salty flavors.

Two sweet potatoes make about 28-30 bite-size pieces, and they taste amazing dipped in ranch. A little peeling, cutting, tossing, and wrapping are all you’ll need to do before placing these in the oven.

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Sweet Potato Skins: If you love potato skins topped with bubbly cheese, crispy bacon bits, and a sour cream drizzle, you’re in for a treat. Who’s to say you can’t do it with sweet potatoes?

Shredded chicken doused in homemade barbecue sauce is fixed on top of freshly cooked sweet potato pieces. Don’t forget the maple syrup drizzle; each sweet and savory ingredient enhances one another perfectly in these sweet potato skins.

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Appetizing Entrees

Turmeric Chicken and sweet potatoes with a side of arugula.
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Once you’ve made your way through those tasty starters, you’ll have to try one (or all) of these delicious dinner entrees.

Turmeric Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes: This dish is packed with healthy and flavorful ingredients you’ll love. Enjoy these cooked tubers flavored with the subtly aromatic yet pungent spice, turmeric.

Chicken thighs and drumsticks join forces with these orange potatoes and provide a recipe like no other. Once out of the oven, enjoy this meal and reap from the benefits of this nourishing dish.

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Sweet Potato Coconut Curry: Coconut curry dishes flaunt all the flavors you love; the subtle spice from the curry couples kindly with sweet coconut flavors. This delicious potato dish presents these flavors without flaw.

Curry dishes are typically served with a basmati or jasmine rice and would pair nicely with a green vegetable of your choice, too. This particular dish offers a hearty and comforting appeal, is entirely vegan, and can be made in an instant pot.

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Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potato: If you fancy a recipe complete with all the Mediterranean flavors you love, then you should give this one a try.

Sweet potato boats are topped with seasoned chickpeas, fresh tomatoes, parsley garlic, and lemon juice. Each bite provides a fantastic flair, especially once the hummus garlic herb sauce is drizzled on top.

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Sweet and Savory Side Dishes

An oven casserole with arranged sweet potato slices that are covered in Parmesan, garlic and other ingredients.
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You’ve had sweet potato fries, tots, and even a simple baked potato, but these two sides take it one step further and truly deliver.

Garlic Parmesan Sweet Potatoes: Here is a fancy side dish that’s simple to put together yet possesses fantastic flavor. You will sizzle these sweet potato slices to perfection after being tossed in garlic, oil, parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.

If you’ve got a fancy dinner party coming up, this side dish is lovely to present on the table. Pair this sweet potato side with a lovely roast chicken, grilled shrimp, or even a juicy steak entrée.

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Maple Butter: Ten minutes of quality time in your kitchen is all you’ll need before letting your oven do the roast. .  ahem, I mean rest.

The butter and maple syrup blend perfectly and provide a memorable experience. This side dish will also pair nicely with any savory meat dish.

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Next time you take a trip to the supermarket, be sure to pick out a few sweet potatoes. They make a fantastic snack when eaten on their own but pair nicely with numerous dishes as well. You will be taking in essential nutrients, all while enjoying each sweet bite.

Emilee Unterkoefler Emilee Unterkoefler
Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »
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