Succulent sweet potato recipes

You'll love our Tested-Till-Perfect sweet potato recipes recipes, including crowd-pleasing sweet potato soup, shepherd's pie, sweet potato fries and baked sweet potatoes.

By Nastasha Alli
Recipes by The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

How to cook sweet potatoes plus sweet potato recipes
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Looking for a creative way to serve healthy sweet potatoes? Below are some of our best sweet potato recipes.

What are sweet potatoes?
Sweet potatoes are a healthy root vegetable packed with rich sources of fibre, vitamins C and E, beta-carotene and antioxidants. These spunky tubers, usually deep orange in colour, are sweet, tender when cooked.

How to shop for sweet potatoes
We asked Test Kitchen Food Specialist Amanda Barnier for tips on shopping for sweet potatoes at the market. She advises shoppers to choose firm potatoes without cracks, soft spots, bruises or signs of sprouting, "and feel heavy for their size," she says.

How to store sweet potatoes
Barnier says sweet potatoes are quite perishable. Instead of in the fridge - which is too moist - keep them in a cool, dry and dark place for up to one week.

How does a food specialist eat her sweet potatoes? "I love to add sweet potatoes to stews, soups and risotto," Barnier says. "They puree beautifully, making them a great topping to casseroles and an easy side dish."

Sweet potato or yam?
A nightshade cousin to the white potato and tomato, sweet potatoes are often mistaken for another root vegetable look-alike: the yam.

"Sweet potatoes have no relation (to yams)," explains Barnier, "though they can be used interchangeably in most recipes calling for sweet potatoes. The darker variety of sweet potato has a dark orange skin and a bright, sweet orange flesh."

Try one of these super sweet potato recipes today!

Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pies
Don't let the ingredient list intimidate you. This recipe yields two pies – one for dinner and one to freeze for a busy day ahead.



Sweet Potato Muffins
Sweet crunchy-topped muffins are a tasty addition to breakfast. Try them along with Maple Walnut Scones.



Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Pancakes
This makes a thick, fluffy batter. Serve these versatile pancakes with maple syrup and bacon. Or omit the cinnamon and serve with sour cream, chopped chives and smoked salmon.



Sweet Potato Meringue Pie
While the flavour and spices of sweet potato pie are similar to pumpkin pie, we switched it up with a graham cracker crumb crust.



Sweet Potato Gnocchi in Mushroom Butter Sauce
Gnocchi may seem difficult to make, but they're not. Just a little mixing and kneading yields tender nuggets of dough.


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