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10 Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Recipes for the Whole Family


If you think sweet potatoes are just for casseroles topped with marshmallows, you're in for a treat. This collection of sweet potato recipes includes the classic casseroles, of course, but it also includes many other ways to enjoy sweet potatoes, from pancakes to fries. And if you haven't been experimenting with many sweet potato recipes, I urge you to give these a try.

Sweet potatoes are also nutritional powerhouses. They're full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. So eat up!

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Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe

Sweet Potato Pancakes
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These sweet potato pancakes are a wonderful way to start the day. Warmly-spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, this recipe is terrific for breakfast on Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any time you want a fall-flavored special treat. Serve with warm maple syrup and toasted walnuts on top.

Sweet Potato Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe

Sweet Potato Dutch Baby Pancake
Stephanie Gallagher
This is another great sweet potato breakfast recipes that's perfect for the fall holidays. And this Dutch baby looks impressive, but it's actually quite simple to prepare.

Just blend the batter ingredients, pour into a cast iron skillet and bake. While the pancake is baking, saute the apples and nuts until tender. Serve the Dutch baby topped with the apple mixture and powdered sugar. It's divine!

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole Recipe

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole
Stephanie Gallagher
This is the quintessential Thanksgiving side dish -- and for good reason: It's a real crowd pleaser. Kids, especially, love the marshmallow topping (and truth be told, so do the adults). There are many versions of this recipe. This one includes crushed pineapple in the casserole.

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Sweet Potato Crispy Fries

Sweet Potato Crispy Fries
Stephanie Gallagher
These sweet potato fries are the ideal accompaniment to everything from burgers to hot dogs. And they're extra crispy. The secret? They are tossed with cornstarch, then fried in lard. Relax - pure, rendered lard is actually a healthy fat. If you can't find pure lard, use canola oil for this recipe.

Sweet Potato Gratin Recipe

Sweet Potato Gratin
Stephanie Gallagher
This sweet potato gratin makes a nice change from the usual sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving or any time. Thinly-sliced sweet potatoes are layered alternately with thinly-sliced apples and soaked in cream, then topped with a crunchy bread crumb-and-pecan topping. The whole dish is then baked until the sweet potatoes are tender and the topping gets toasty. It's a winning dish all the way around.

Creamy Sweet Potatoes with Vanilla

Sweet Potatoes with Vanilla
Courtesy of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas
This sweet potato recipe is a mouth-watering contrast of sweet and salty flavors that will have your friends and family begging you for the recipe. The sweet potatoes are baked, then mashed with maple syrup, vanilla and cream cheese and topped with -- wait for it -- bacon. The combination is a real standout.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Streusel Topping

Sweet Potato Casserole
Ore-Ida Steam n' Mash
Frozen, pre-peeled and pre-cut sweet potatoes make this recipe a snap to prepare. The crunchy streusel topping is the ideal contrast to the sweet creamy filling of this casserole. This recipe makes a great Christmas or Thanksgiving side dish.

Crockpot Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

Mashed Sweet Potatoes for the Crockpot
Stephanie Gallagher
This mashed sweet potato recipe has many of the flavorings you've come to know and love with most sweet potato dishes: brown sugar, butter, cinnamon. But these sweet potatoes are topped with crispy bacon. The sweet-savory contrast is a winner. Serve these mashed sweet potatoes with everything from roast turkey to ham.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher
These sweet potato chocolate chip cookies have a wholesome, harvest flavor that makes them perfect for after-school snacking. Soft and chewy, these sweet potato cookies are punctuated with oats and nuts for a pleasing crunch. Serve with a tall glass of cold milk. For variety, try dark chocolate chips instead of semisweet chocolate chips in this recipe.

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