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How Sweet It Is: 6 Sweet Potato Recipes

How Sweet It Is: 6 Sweet Potato Recipes

These great sweet potato recipes will have you jumping for sweet-potato joy!

The Jeremy Lin of the vegetable world, the sweet potato has the nutritional profile of a superstar. It's packed with dietary fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. It provides hunger control and energy, and it tastes great!

The sweet potato is also extremely versatile; it can be cooked to taste sweet or savory, and it's only about 100 calories per cup. Try these recipes and add sweet-potato power to your diet.

1
Sweet Potato Pancakes/Waffles

What better way to start the day than with a plate of sweet-potato pancakes? This breakfast of champions will fuel your day and leave you licking your plate! On top of being delicious, they offer a whopping 40 grams of protein.

Sweet potato
Ingredients
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Cook batches in pre-sprayed skillet/waffle maker on medium high temperature until bubbles form on the surface, then turn over and cook until dark golden brown.
  3. Serve with cinnamon and sugar-free syrup.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (Without Walnuts)
Amount per serving
Calories 309
Total Fat1g
Total Carbs35g
Protein40g

Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe (61.7 KB) PDF

Walden Farms Sugar Free Syrup

2
Bacon 'n Cheese Sweet Potato

This meal is quick, easy, and a great way to refuel after a grueling workout!

Bacon and cheese
Ingredients
Directions
  1. Top sweet potato with cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, chopped broccoli, turkey bacon, and crushed red pepper.
  2. Microwave for 90-120 seconds, or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1)
Amount per serving
Calories 296
Total Fat4g
Total Carbs40g
Protein25g

Bacon 'n Cheese Sweet Potato Recipe (60.9 KB) PDF

3
Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

This modified Rachel Ray recipe is flavorful, clean, and filling. Yum Yum!

Sweet and spicy potato soup
Ingredients
Directions
  1. Heat a soup pot over medium-high heat and spray with Olive Oil Pam.
  2. Add carrots, celery and onion and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, chipotle, and enchilada sauce and stir to combine.
  4. Stir in salt, pepper and a bay leaf and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add stock, cover and raise heat to high. Bring the stoup to a boil, remove cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add chicken and sweet potato and simmer 5 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender and chicken is cooked through.
  7. Garnish with dollop of Greek yogurt.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (5)
Amount per serving
Calories 207
Total Fat3g
Total Carbs15g
Protein30g

Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potato Soup Recipe (88.9 KB) PDF

4
Sweet Potato Fries/Chips

Sweet potato chips/fries make a great side dish. I like to top them with cinnamon, nutmeg, and Splenda for a sweet version, or Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper for savory.

Here is the basic recipe—season as you please.

Sweet potato fries and chips
Ingredients
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Cut up sweet potatoes (fries, wedges, whatever you prefer).
  3. Season and spray pan and sweet potatoes with Olive Oil Pam.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (4)
Amount per serving
Calories 109
Total Fat1g
Total Carbs23g
Protein2g

Sweet Potato Fries/Chips (12.1 KB) PDF

5
Sweet Potato Stir Fry

After doing some research and experimentation with purple sweet potatoes, I found they are not quite as sweet as orange sweet potatoes, but are great for more savory dishes, like stir-fry.

Their purple skin also makes them a great source of antioxidants and adds some fun and color to your food.

Stir fry
Ingredients
  • 4 oz pork chop
  • 4 oz Japanese sweet potato, sliced lengthwise 3/4-inch thick
  • 1 cup cut cabbage (I like purple, for the color)
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower (again, purple)
  • 1/2 cup broccoli
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
  1. Place sweet potatoes in oven at 425°F for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pork chop on medium heat until done.
  3. Add cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower to skillet and cook until cabbage is wilted. Mix with pork, sweet potato and eggplant and season with salt and pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1)
Amount per serving
Calories 296
Total Fat4g
Total Carbs30g
Protein35g

Sweet Potato Stir Fry (12.5 KB) PDF

6
Sweet Potato Bread

This bread recipe is good for both the body and the soul. Enjoy!

sweet potato bread
Ingredients
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with olive oil Pam.
  2. Mix whey and oat bran into medium bowl.
  3. Beat Splenda, eggs, and vanilla to blend in large bowl. Mix in sweet potato. Add dry ingredients and walnuts and stir well.
  4. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  5. Cool bread in pan on rack 15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (8)
Amount per serving
Calories 89
Total Fat1g
Total Carbs14g
Protein8g

Sweet Potato Bread Recipe (13.3 KB) PDF

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jmphoto

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These recipes sound delicious! Thanks Jessica!!!

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jesse9993

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nice im trying this

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Thumbs up!

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Loving the sweet potato pancakes x

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wrestingchamp

I am for sure going to try the pancakes! I've had the fires before...they taste better than regular fries to me...I do have a sweet tooth!

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bcarley

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These look awesome, thanks!

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leopoldcuevas

The breakfast looks absolutely delicious, printed.

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GochaG

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GochaG

A favourite of mine is simply boiled sweet potato, mashed or in chunks, with some ground pepper lemon juice. Luuuurrrvvvlllyyyy

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SWEET!, Thanks!

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sarajobuff

These sound yummy! Will definitely be trying some of these for my carbs! :)

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racegal

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racegal

Definitely giving the pancakes and bread a try!

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Orsin

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Orsin

Sweet potato bread?! I know I shouldn't but why not? :-D

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Thanks for the feedback!

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usafamnguy

The pancakes look great

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cbass87

def gonna be trying some of these recipes.

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kfeliberty

Awesome! Can't wait to try the pancakes. Quick question though... What is the serving size and how many does this recipe make? The nutrition facts look great, but is that for the whole batch? thanks!

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Yes, for the whole batch

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Jasmhines

I love sweet potatoes! Now I have more ways to eat them.

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tmolsson

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tmolsson

that pancake/waffle recipe looks amazing-- will do. and sweet potato fries are a weekly favorite; it feels like i'm doing bad, but.. not really. i prefer their taste now, anyways.

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HeathMaines

Decent stuff. I like the pancake recipe the best.

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Mallen12

how much mashed sweet potato is 150 grams?

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tinybit

These sound wonderful and definately will try! Thanks!

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Alshonta

...tried the sweet potato recipe. ...not impressed. Something is missing. Perhaps, flour??

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Alshonta

...watsted my protein powder and sweet potatoes. Pancakes went straight to the trash can!!

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jaybanda

Amazing !!! I wanna leave the office right now and try out all of these recipes !! Thanks !

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