Ah, sweet potato season.
Though sweet potatoes are generally available all year long, autumn is peak season. The best way to know that a sweet potato is ready to eat is to make sure it is firm and free of any kind of injuries, according to Cooking Light.
If you’ve managed to get your hands on some great sweet potatoes, there are a ton of different recipes you can make—sweet potato pie, fries, and casseroles. But if you’re looking for a quick and easy meal for weeknights that are also pretty cheap to make for when you have friends or family over, this vegetable is right up your alley.
Take your sweet potato game up a level with these insanely delicious recipes.
1. BBQ Chicken
This easy-to-make BBQ chicken recipe gives your sweet potato a delicious smoky, savory taste. All you need is boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chicken broth, sea salt, black pepper, a bottle of BBQ sauce, and sweet potatoes. After baking your sweet potato and stuffing it with the chicken, top it off with red onion, chopped cilantro, and avocado.
2. Chipotle Black Bean And Corn
This recipe adds a light and fresh twist to the classic baked sweet potato and helps tone down the sweetness. You’ll need black beans, corn, green onions, and cilantro. Whip up your own vinaigrette for your stuffed potato with fresh lime, oil, honey, Adobo sauce, salt, and pepper. Healthy and delicious!
3. Smoky Enchilada With Chives And Onion
These savory stuffed sweet potatoes are filled with ground beef cooked in ghee, onion, cloves, chili powder, cumin, sea salt, and tomato sauce. Top with other great additions like chives, chopped onion, sour cream, cheese, or avocado!
4. Roasted Grape, Goat Cheese, And Honey
The sweet taste of toasted grapes with the sharp, savory flavor of goat cheese strikes the perfect balance in this stuffed sweet potato recipe. If you’re feeling a little ~gourmet~ tonight, bring out your inner Michelin chef with this easy and tasty recipe.
5. Spinach, Sundried Tomato, And Goat Cheese
This recipe calls for fresh ingredients that add a savory, salty taste to your sweet potato. Spinach and goat cheese gives is fresh flavor while sun-dried tomatoes offer a new kick to your boring old sweet potato. The other perk is that is barely takes any time to prepare once your potato is baked—you’ll only need about 5 minutes.
6. Delicious, Tangy BBQ Pulled Pork
If you're in a BBQ kind of mood, you’ll absolutely swoon over these delicious pulled pork stuffed sweet potatoes. You’ll need a good amount of savory ingredients including: boneless pork loin, onion, green and red onions, garlic cloves, beef stock, chili powder, paprika, ground cumin, apple cider vinegar, and BBQ sauce. It’s the perfect warm, tasty meal to make on a chilly night.
7. Skinny Spicy Buffalo Chicken
Yeah, it’s just as good as it sounds, as low calorie too! These skinny buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes call for sweet potatoes (duh), boneless, skinless chicken breasts, skinny blue cheese dressing (or ranch!), cilantro, hot sauce, unsalted butter, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and cornstarch. Each delicious stuffed potato is only 318 calories—perfect for a post-workout meal!
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