A few new spins on sweet potatoes.

How much do I love sweet potatoes? Let me count the ways. You can roast them, grill them, smash them and drizzle them with almond butter (sorry, harnessing my inner Bubba Gump here)!

Not only are sweet potatoes versatile, they’re full of good-for-you nutrients like vitamins A, C and B6, plus manganese, magnesium and potassium. You might already know the amazing benefits of eating sweet potatoes. If not, check out this site for more reasons to make sweet potatoes a regular on your menu.

So…without further ado, here are my 4 favorite sweet potato recipes. Give them a try and let me know if you love them too!

#1. Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes
I’m not talking about the fast food chain here. This one-pot recipe from Food Network uses real chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to make its magic. Alton Brown knows what he’s doing here, combining sweet potatoes with butter (I use ghee) and salt, plus one chipotle pepper and a teaspoon of adobo sauce.

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Courtesy of our friends at Food Network.

 

#2. PCC Roasted Yams and Kale Salad
Every week, my husband and I have a date at our local co-op, PCC. And this was always one of my favorite things to get there…until I found the recipe online and started making it at home. This recipe has crispy kale, tangy onions (thanks to the red wine vinegar) and perfectly-roasted chunks of sweet potatoes.

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Image thanks to PCC! *Note: I make mine with more kale, so it’s more of a “salad”.

 

#3. Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges
If you’ve ever made sweet potatoes on the grill, you know they get even SWEETER. The recipe I’ve been using forever apparently is too simple to be published online anywhere, so you’ll have to take my word for it.

  1. Cut 2 medium sized sweet potatoes into 1/2″ wedges
  2. Drizzle with a high-smoke-point oil or ghee
  3. Sprinkle sea salt and pepper generously
  4. Place on heated grill, turning regularly until crispy on the outside and soft on the inside

 

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This photo is from Serious Eats, but mine looks just like this…minus the parsley.

 

#4. Baked Sweet Potato with Almond Butter
There’s just something about the flavors of sweet potato and almond butter that go together like nobody’s business. It’s like breakfast and dessert all rolled up into one. In this recipe from Real + Vibrant, you start with a baked sweet potato (bake for 30 minutes at 400˚F) and drizzle almond butter on top + anything else you want like cinnamon, grain-free granola or even chocolate chips!

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Thanks for making me drool Real + Vibrant!

 

Got a favorite sweet potato recipe you can’t live without?
Share it with me in the comments!

 

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