Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile, as you will see in these 15 sweet potato recipes.
Sweet potatoes and autumn kind of go hand in hand. If you are like me, you probably are ready for some crunchy leaves beneath your feet, a cool crisp breeze on your cheeks, and everything that signifies that the brutal summer has come to a close. The wonderful thing about sweet potatoes is they lend themselves to so many different tastes and textures like sweet and savory as well as smooth and chunky. You can substitute sweet potato puree for pumpkin puree in many recipes. They are also a great alternative to traditional potatoes because they are lower in carbohydrates. Here are some tips on how to store sweet potatoes as well as 15 Sweet Potato Recipes.
How to Store Sweet Potatoes
Like other kinds of root vegetables like russet potatoes, sweet potatoes do best in a cool, dark place. They do not last long in the fridge, however. Storing them in the fridge speeds up their decomposition and can change their taste. For optimum storage, store them in the dark at around 50-60 degree temperatures in a container that allows air to circulate. If kept in these conditions, you could get up to 6 weeks storage time.
You can freeze sweet potatoes, but be aware that doing so will mean that they may taste slightly different. Freezing them also means they can only be used in a handful of recipes because it is best to boil and mash them before freezing. They can keep for about 10 or 12 months this way.
15 Sweet Potato Recipes
Try Sweet Potato Fudge from Premeditated Leftovers for a new way to enjoy your wonderful harvest this year. It's simple to make and I bet it won't last long after you make it!
Try this Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quinoa Bowl for lunch from Recipe Runner. Looks filling and delicious!
Sweet potatoes work well in anything you would make with pumpkin, like this Sweet Potato Pie from Premeditated Leftovers
Chicken and Sweet Potato Enchiladas from The Cookie Rookie are a great option for dinner if you are looking for a way to incorporate fall flavors into family favorites.
For a new twist on an old favorite, try these Pumpkin Pie Spiced Sweet Potatoes from Premeditated Leftovers as an autumn side dish.
Sweet Potato and Chickpea Burgers from Produce on Parade sound like a good way to try vegetarian burgers this season.
Have sweet potatoes for breakfast with this recipe for Gluten-Free Chai Spiced Sweet Potato Doughnuts from Premeditated Leftovers.
For an alternative to traditional sweet potato casserole, try this Sweet Potato Khmer from Premeditated Leftovers.
Try these Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower from Premeditated Leftovers as a side dish for your next autumn meal.
Another great breakfast option is these Sweet Potato Egg Puffs from Premeditated Leftovers. They are mildly sweet and are a great option for kids in the morning.
Clean Cuisine and More has a great Autumn soup recipe named Fall Roasted Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup.
I love Hasselback potatoes, and these Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Honey Glaze from Premeditated Leftovers are a delicious twist.
These Guaranteed Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Dip from The Art of Doing Stuff are a perfect way to enjoy everyone's favorite snack.
If you like your sweet potatoes fries sweet instead of savory, try these Pumpkin Pie Spiced Sweet Potato Fries from Premeditated Leftovers.
This Pressure Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut with Sweet Potatoes from Premeditated Leftovers is a quick and frugal meal that only requires a pressure cooker.