I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like sweet potatoes are becoming more and more popular. I hope/ dream that they will steal the spotlight from those “fad foods” kale and avocados. I don’t care too much for kale, just a slight distaste for it, but avocados on the other hand… Maybe it’s the fact that they’re the ONE FOOD I’M ALLERGIC TO, or perhaps it’s because it tastes like fresh-cut grass, but I have a weird hatred for it. Cool it with the avocados, internet. My husband, along, with a good majority of the world apparently, has some weird obsession with avocados, but I just can’t bring myself to jump on the band wagon.
Now that that’s out of the way, let me tell start off by saying I used to actually hate sweet potatoes. I would try to help out at holiday dinners by skinnin’ the sweet potatoes but it would leave me with a weird itchy feeling all over, so I’m assuming I had a slight allergy to it. I was also really confused about who in their right mind puts mini marshmallows on POTATOES. But as I’ve gotten older, my taste buds have changed and now at Thanksgiving I have a huge plate of sweet potatoes and tiny portions of everything else.
I know there’s a lot of debate between whether these are sweet potatoes or yams, so I’m just going to clarify: Sweet potatoes have lighter skin, with tapered ends, and a light yellow to deep orange flesh, where as yams are dark and sometimes with rough skin, though the flesh is whiter and dry. I feel like this article from the Huffingtonpost explains it pretty well.
Now on to the recipes! For most of these, I follow instructions closely, but a few I modified for my own taste/ things I had available.
Sweet Potato Quiche
I’ll be honest, I’ve never made a quiche before. I’ve always wanted to, but I’ve never had the right recipe or a nice dish to serve it in. One day I was cleaning out my cupboard and I found a dish someone had given me that looked worthy of my first quiche, so I took to the internet and found this simple, yet tasty treat.
Obviously, I didn’t get mine super crispy, but it was still super good. I added a lot more cheese than the recipe called for because I have a serious cheese problem. My husbands a picky eater so he ate maybe one tiny sliver (he has trust issues with what I cook ever since I made a cauliflower crust pizza), so I ended up eating it for lunch for a few days. It was lightly flavorful but still filled me up enough that I didn’t need to snack throughout the day.
Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet
This has is my favorite! Seriously, you only dirty one pan, it takes minimal effort and it’s very filling. Also, you can make it all while pausing to deal with a baby that’s got their walker stuck in a corner.
I followed the recipe for the most part, but I changed up a few things because I either don’t normally have those things on hand or I’m the only one eating it. It’s so filling! I always add a bunch of mozzarella cheese to the top, sometimes I put sour cream on top but it honestly doesn’t need it
Sweet Potato Peanut Butter “Nice” Cream
Ok, so I was a little skeptical about this one. I’ve heard a lot about “nice” cream but have never had the opportunity or chance to try it. I mean ice cream that’s healthy? Yes, please!
I didn’t make the sauce, but honestly, it was still AMAZING. Seriously, it’s so good. The peanut butter is the main flavor, but it’s nice and creamy with just the right amount of sweetness without being too over powering. This honestly might be my new favorite dessert.
I hope you enjoyed this little post; thank you for reading!