The sweet potato is an essential flavor of fall. Get delicious ideas for soups, sides, and dessert
This spectacular main dish will impress discerning vegetarians and omnivores alike.
Recipe: Sweet-Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Spinach
Served in demitasse cups, this sophisticated little soup makes an easy-to-handle big-party hors d’oeuvre. For a purely vegetarian
soup, garnish with chopped chives.
Recipe: Sweet-Potato Soup with Prosciutto Crisps
The Asian seasonings take the sweet potatoes in a savory direction.
Recipe: Miso, Sesame, and Sweet Potato Dip
This easy recipe will delight those of us who prefer sweet-potato to regular fries.
Recipe: Sweet-Potato Fries
This sweet potato dish strikes a perfect balance between sweet, tart, and savory. Rather than adding marshmallows for sweetness,
we used apples and maple syrup.
Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Chinese five-spice powder infuses this colorful stew with a warm, anise-y note.
Recipe: Chinese-style Beef, Sweet Potato, and Bok Choy Stew
This dish works well with grilled pork and a salad, or as a Thanksgiving side if you take your menu in a grilled direction.
Recipe: Grilled Rosemary Sweet Potatoes
These latkes feature sweet potatos, parsnips, and shallots, making them ideal for Hanukkah celebrations. Gingered sour cream
complements the latkes perfectly.
Recipe: Sweet Potato-Parsnip Latkes
This prize-winning recipe from a Sunset reader is one of our absolute favorites, creamy and moist, with just the right amount
of sweetness, this dessert will wow your guests.
Recipe: Roasted Sweet-Potato Cheesecake with Maple Cream
Spicy red jalapeno jelly plays perfectly against sweet potato's sugary flavor in this easy side dish.
Recipe: Chili-glazed Sweet Potatoes
This simple recipe highlights the sweet potato's bright flavor with hits of orange and ginger.
Recipe: Marmalade- and Ginger-glazed Sweet Potatoes
Dried apricots and a hint of bourbon are mashed with creamy sweet potatoes in this crowd-pleasing side.
Recipe: Baked Sweet Potatoes with Apricots and Bourbon
Both orange sweet potatoes (such as Garnet and Jewel varieties) and white sweet potatoes work well in this dish, but the vibrant
orange ones bring a splash of color to the table-freshly grated parmesan cheese makes the dish stand out.
Recipe: Sweet-Potato Gratin
Virgin coconut oil is unrefined and cold-pressed, like extra-virgin olive oil, and isn’t hydrogenated. It has a clean, slightly
nutty taste that’s delicious in this dish. Deborah Madison, who adapted this recipe from one in a new revision of her book
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone (1997), likes to use a mix of sweet potatoes, but it’s fine to go with just one kind. Paler sweet potatoes tend to be drier,
so if you use them, add more oil.
Recipe: Coconut Pan-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sesame Seeds
Earthy sweet potatoes add depth to this vegetarian chili. New Mexico chile powder is fruity and mild, so don’t be scared off
by the generous amount called for here. Feel free to swap in any other kind of chile powder you have on hand—just use less
Recipe: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili