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8 delicious sweet potato recipes

Sweet potatoes are the friendliest veggie out there—sunny orange, sweet and easy to eat. Who doesn't love them? Here are eight tasty ways to get your fill.

By Today's Parent

8 delicious sweet potato recipes

Photo: Maya Visnyei

Roast Chicken and Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

Do you have a little mac and cheese lover in your house? Sneak in some veggies with this yummy twist. Get the recipe here: Roast Chicken and Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

spoons with mac and cheesePhoto: Andrew Grinton

Cheesy Chicken with Sweet Potato Wedges

Somehow French fries end up feeling more virtuous when they’re sweet potato wedges. This one-pan dinner is a wonder. Get the recipe: Cheesy Chicken with Sweet Potato Wedges

baking pan with sweet potatoes and chicken breastPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Sweet Potato Mash with Ginger

Mashed sweet potatoes go down easy—it’s a great way to introduce the veggie to reluctant eaters. You can scale back the ginger or omit altogether, but this warming spice is a good match for the sweetness. Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Mash with Ginger

bowl of mashed sweet potatoesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Here’s a sweet idea: Fold mashed sweet potato into biscuit dough. This flakey baby is made with whole wheat flour and buttermilk, so it can do no wrong. Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Biscuits

sconePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Sweet Potato French Toast

This is the ultimate picky eater hack: Whisk sweet potato mash into your egg and milk mixture. It virtually disappears. Get the recipe: Sweet Potato French Toast

8 delicious sweet potato recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Red Lentils with Sweet Potato and Apricots

Dried apricots and sweet potato step up the sweetness in this savoury Moroccan-inspired stew. Got a baby to feed? Follow the easy purée instructions, because even the littlest ones need superfoods, too. Get the recipe: Red Lentils with Sweet Potato and Apricots

bowl of lentil and sweet potato stewPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

The slow cooker does all the work on this hearty blended soup. Top it with a dollop of sour cream and a drizzle of maple syrup. Get the recipe: Sweet Potato and Apple Soup 

lunch idea for school bowl of soupPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Green Beans Oven Fries with Sweet Potato Dip

Now for something completely different: Bet you didn’t know you could make a creamy dip from sweet potatoes. This mixture also stars Greek yogurt and ground ginger and is best enjoyed with cripsy green beans fries for dunking. Get the recipe: Green Beans Oven Fries with Sweet Potato Dip

bowl of sweet potato dip with bread crumb-covered green beansPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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This article was originally published on Feb 21, 2019
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