‘Tis the season when our lives are jammed with holiday thoughts and festivities, so I’m packing three recipes into the blog this week. And it’s all about sweet potatoes! You gotta make ‘em for Thanksgiving … I think it’s a law. And if you are turning your nose up, consider this:
They taste amazing! Really – it’s true. It took me years to try them though. One day I decided that I liked toasted marshmallows so much that it didn’t matter what was underneath, and that’s when I discovered the sweet potatoes underneath were actually fab.
- They are good for you – packed with vitamins A and C, plus fiber and beta carotene.
- They are so simple to prepare.
- You don’t get to complain about them unless you’ve tried them (a strict rule in our house)!
- Warm Up!™ Mulling Spice is AMAZING with sweet potatoes!
So today we have a few sweet and savory recipes below for you, filled with sweet potato goodness. Enjoy!
Recipe #1: Rock On Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Peel and dice sweet potatoes into 1-inch chunks. Place them in large bowl; toss with the olive oil. Add remaining ingredients; stir to coat. Bake at 450° for 20-30 minutes, until potatoes are tender and slightly crisp on the outside.
- Though I only used 1 Tbsp. Onion Onion in the video for this recipe, I wished I had used more. So the recipe above has been updated accordingly with 2 Tbsp.
- My testers particularly loved the savory version with just the first six ingredients – especially those who said they didn’t really care for sweet potatoes. I absolutely loved the addition of Warm Up! Mulling Spice though – it had the whole sweet/savory thing going on.
- Bottom line: Roasted sweet potatoes are amazing, so make them!
Recipe #2: Mashed Potato Sweeties
Peel and dice sweet potatoes. Add to boiling salted water; cook until tender. Drain; mash with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately, or keep warm in oven until ready to serve.
- These were a favorite among my testers. My husband ranked them highest of all of these sweet potato recipes – he said they tasted like pie.
- I think they benefit from spending a little time in the oven, so consider baking them at 350° for 10-15 minutes before serving.
- Though I made a smaller batch in the video, I updated the recipe above to feature two pounds of sweet potatoes instead of one … since you might not be crazy enough to make three different sweet potato dishes for dinner like I did. (Just a wild guess!) And I added Warm Up! Mulling Spice after sprinkling it on my leftovers and realizing it just makes everything better.
Recipe #3: Baked Sweet Potatoes with Toppings
Scrub potatoes; prick with a fork. Place on baking sheet lined with foil. Bake at 400° until tender – about 30-45 minutes for average-size potatoes. Slit the tops and squeeze gently to fluff up the potato. Drizzle with Bayou Bourbon Glaze, or top with butter and Warm Up! Mulling Spice.
- These are super easy to make and surprisingly delicious, given how simple they are!