11 Roasted Sweet Potato Recipe Ideas

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

. . . are so incredibly simple to make!  I turn the oven on to 400 degrees.  I wash the sweet potatoes and put them on a baking sheet.  Put the sheet in the oven.  Set the time for one hour.  When timer beeps–they are done!  (or you could steam them for 10 minutes or boil them–I just find that roasting works for me.)  Frugal Tip:  While the oven is on–roast lots of veggies or toss in some baked potatoes . . . or a batch of muffins!)  I even grew my own by accident!


Now what?

  • eat them with brown sugar and Earth Balance (vegan butter spread)
  • make a awesome stuffed sweet potato for lunch (need to watch the video for that.)
  • put them in a bowl and mash them
  • freeze them down for future use
  • make a soup
  • a vegan side dish for Thanksgiving
  • make a pasta sauce
  • make muffins
  • make pancakes
  • make ravioli (ok–I know that most people won’t do that but . .. it is super good!)
  • cut into chunks and add to a casserole

What I love about sweet potatoes are the availability!  You can find them in the grocery store year around and it is fairly easy to find organic varieties–I suggest organic.  Why organic?  I watched the video (in the link above) that changed how I look at organic food! 

Are they really good for you?

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I just finished a sweet potato video!  My videos are getting easier to do–but the planning, downloading, splicing, uploading and linking–always seem to take longer than what I think it SHOULD.  Thanks for sticking with me as I work through all the kinks!

Do you love sweet potatoes?  I know some of you do–I saw that on the Facebook page!  I would love it if you would share your ideas or recipes.  Leave your idea in the comments below so that we can all learn together!  I’ll share this–growing up we never had real sweet potatoes–always candied yams cooked with melted marshmallows–YUCK!  I didn’t like them then and I don’t like the idea now.  But I know for sure if I made them for my kids they would love it!



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