7 Ways to Cook a Sweet Potato
The sweet potato is a root vegetable that is very nutritious. Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, manganese, and fiber. They also contain Vitamin B6 as well as potassium and antioxidants. Supporting healthy vision and promoting gut health are a few more health benefits of sweet potatoes. While there are more than 7 ways to cook a sweet Potato, you need to start somewhere.
To enjoy all these benefits, it’s best to eat a plain sweet potato. However, if you want to add some flavor and some fun, go ahead and try these 7 ways to cook a sweet potato.
1. Sweet Potato Pie
Have you ever eaten a forkful of sweet potato pie thinking it was pumpkin pie? It’s an easy mistake to make, as the two kinds of pies look the same. Once it’s in your mouth, you’ll probably be able to tell the difference. Sweet potato pie is much lighter on the spices and has a creamier texture. But don’t worry, you can still add whipped topping to your sweet potato pie!
2. Baked Sweet Potato
One of the easiest ways to make a sweet potato is to bake it. Simply poke some holes in it and place it on a piece of tin foil in a baking pan. After you bake the sweet potato, cut it open and add butter, salt, and pepper. You can even eat the skin, which is full of fiber and other nutrients.
3.Roasted Sweet Potatoes
This is another easy way to enjoy sweet potatoes. You can choose to roast them with the skins either on or off. Simply cut the sweet potato into cubes and place them on a baking sheet. Make sure to keep plenty of space between them. If you like the edges crispy, you can toss them in avocado oil. You can also perfectly roast your sweet potatoes in an air fryer.
4. Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Are mashed potatoes a comfort food for you? If so, mashed sweet potatoes can be just as comforting. And the best part is, they are just as easy to make as mashed potatoes. If you prefer savory mashed sweet potatoes, mix in some green onions, parsley, and garlic. Next, add sour cream, butter, and salt. Make them with maple syrup or brown sugar if you like a sweeter taste.
5. Sweet Potato Soup
You can make soup out of nearly any kind of food, and that includes sweet potatoes. This kind of soup is usually smooth and creamy. You can use a variety of seasonings to make sweet potato soup. Some of the most common ones include cloves, ginger, cumin, paprika, and garlic. You can also add onions, celery, and carrots.
6. Sweet Potato Casserole
Any food that you bake in a cooking pan qualifies as a casserole. Sweet potato casserole is no different. To make a sweet potato casserole, all you need is sugar, butter, vanilla, milk, and eggs. It’s also popular (and delicious) to top a sweet potato casserole with pecans or marshmallows.
7. Sweet Potato Pancakes
If you’re tired of plain, ‘ol pancakes, you’ll be glad to know you can make them with sweet potatoes. Adding brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger to the batter gives them just the right taste. You can still serve them with maple syrup, but why not add some toasted pecans as well? Another great topping to try is cinnamon cream syrup.