Sweet Potato: 7 New Ways to Try

Tired of roasting sweet potatoes? Then try any one of the following ways to prepare sweet potatoes and enjoy the variety. Sweet potatoes are nutrient and fiber rich and are as versatile as they are delicious. Here are different ways to enjoy them.

  1. Noodles: Spiralize strands of sweet potato and saute for a minute or two. Then add water or broth, cover and steam until tender. Top with your favorite sauce.
  2. Hash:  Pan fry cubes of sweet potato with onion, garlic and diced bell peppers.  Top with scrambled or fried eggs.
  3. Morning Treats: Swap mashed cooked sweet potato for pumpkin on your favorite pancake or waffle recipe.
  4. Hummus: Replace some of the chickpeas with cooked sweet potato. A dash of hot sauce adds depth.
  5. Veggie Burgers: Combine mashed cooked sweet potato with black beans and quinoa or rice. Form into patties and bake or fry.
  6. Quiche Crust: Layer thinly slice sweet potato over the bottom of a pie dish and par-bake. Top with quiche filling and bake until the quiche is set.
  7. Smoothie: Add mashed or cubed potato to a blender with ice, yogurt (or your choice of milk), almond butter, dates, and cinnamon. Blend until smooth.

Navigate to our Recipes page and search “Sweet Potato” for loads more ways to incorporate sweet potatoes into your weekly meals!

Recipes above written by Beth Lipton

Author: Michelle Hanson

Michelle Hanson, MA, RD, LD is Fresh & Natural Food’s Registered Dietitian. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics with a minor in Community Health from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is a registered dietitian and current member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Michelle has been a nutrition consultant for numerous years as well as a nutrition research director at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Michelle is passionate about food and nutrition and believes in helping people find simple, realistic ways to make healthy eating a part of their everyday lifestyle.
If you are interested in meeting Michelle or have questions for her, you can email her at: michelle@fnfoods.com. She will look forward to meeting you!