When looking for a nutritious side dish to add to your family’s dinner table, princella sweet potatoes are an ideal choice. Not only are they packed with vitamins and minerals like potassium and manganese, but their rich color also lends them an eye-catching aesthetic appeal.
This tuber can be used in any sweet potato recipe, from baked and mashed to stewed and pureed. It is also commonly known as a batata, Cuban sweet potato, white yam, Florida yam, camote kamote or Caribbean sweet potato.
Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple
Sweet potatoes are an incredibly versatile ingredient that can be used in many dishes. Not only are they high in vitamins A, C and K, but they also contain fiber which aids in weight maintenance as a low calorie food that keeps you fuller for longer.
Sweet potatoes can be found in most supermarkets. Typically orange, you may also find them in purple or white varieties.
These delicious potatoes can be roasted or baked in the microwave. Mashed or served with butter and cinnamon is also delicious! For something different, why not turn them into a sweet potato casserole with crushed pineapple and pecans?
If desired, sweet potatoes and yams can be combined for this recipe. Yams may be harder to locate in the US, but they look and taste similar to sweet potatoes.
This pie filling is composed of sweet potatoes, brown sugar and butter, eggs, milk, molasses, vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon, and a gingersnap crumble topping. It makes an incredibly delicious and simple dessert perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!
Prepare and bake your crust ahead of time. Start by mixing all the ingredients for the dough together in either a food processor or large mixing bowl until evenly mixed. Remove from refrigerator and allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes before rolling out.
Spread the dough out onto a lightly floured surface until it measures 14 inches long and 1/8 inch thick. Place this dough into an 8-inch pie dish and crimp its edges for decorative effect.
Make the pie crust ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for an hour before prepping the filling. Finally, assemble your pie and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until the filling has set.
Topping off a pie with layers of praline pecans is an irresistible finishing touch! This classic southern recipe has been around for generations, boasting plenty of flavor. Additionally, it’s dairy-free and gluten-free so you can share it with family or guests without any guilt – guaranteed to impress them!
Sweet Potato Pie with Praline Pecan Topping
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber and beta-carotene. Plus they’re affordable and filling. Sweet potatoes taste especially delicious whipped into a creamy concoction then topped off with caramel pecan topping.
This pie is the ideal addition to any holiday dinner. The rich and creamy filling is flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, and bourbon; then topped off with a crunchy praline pecan topping for extra crunch.
Make this pie for Thanksgiving or any other fall holiday – or make it ahead as a make-ahead side dish. You can easily prepare it 1-2 days ahead and store in your fridge until serving time.
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Pierce each sweet potato several times with a fork and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake until tender, about an hour. When cool, peel away the skins and scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Mix melted butter into the sweet potato flesh along with egg, cream, sugar syrup, and spices; blend until smooth before pouring into an unbaked pie crust and baking for 35-50 minutes, or until knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean.
Once the pie is baked, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool on a wire rack. You may store this pie covered in the refrigerator, but for optimal flavor it should be served at room temperature; thus, if you plan on enjoying this treat with your meal, take it out before dessert!
Pie crusts are made with flour, sugar and salt – creating a flaky yet tender crust perfect for any pie. You can easily make this at home using either your food processor or by using pre-made pastry dough from a box.
This pie is topped with a praline pecan sauce infused with bourbon, making it the ideal choice for a New Orleans-style Thanksgiving meal. The sweet potato filling can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge, while you assemble all other components on Thanksgiving day to complete this festive dessert.
Southern Candied Yams
Southern Candied Yams (or Candied Yams for short) are an iconic soul food dish, often served alongside collard greens, fried cabbage and baked macaroni and cheese. These sticky treats are sweet and covered in warm spices that add an irresistible flavor profile.
These traditional sweet potatoes are generously coated in granulated sugar, butter and brown sugar before being slowly-cooked for melt-in-your mouth perfection. It’s the ultimate soul food recipe.
For this recipe, you can use either canned or fresh yams. Feel free to experiment by adding extra ingredients like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves as desired. It has been perfected over the years through trial-and-error.
Another great thing about this recipe is that you can prepare it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Additionally, you can reheat it on the stovetop at any time.
To begin this recipe, start by washing the yams thoroughly and peeling them. Cut them into approximately 1/2-inch thick rounds for cutting into slices.
Now, drain them and transfer to a baking dish. Pour over the baking liquid; this is what will bind the yams together and give it that delicious caramelized flavor.
Once you’ve added the baking liquid, cook them for 20 minutes or until tender. Be sure to stir occasionally so they don’t burn.
Finally, finish off your yams by topping them off with miniature marshmallows! For even more flavor, you can sprinkle a few teaspoons of dark brown sugar or cinnamon and nutmeg on top for extra flair.
This recipe has been passed down through generations of Black women as an easy to make classic that requires only 10 ingredients. It’s suitable for any beginner cook and guaranteed to be a hit at any dinner party! For larger gatherings, you can easily double or triple this recipe!
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potato casserole is a timeless side dish and it’s simple to prepare. The trick to making it is prepping the sweet potatoes ahead of time and adding the streusel topping on serving day – this makes preparation even simpler and will make holiday meal preparation much smoother!
Sweet potatoes can be prepared a couple of days in advance and frozen; they’ll stay fresh up to two months if wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and foil. Likewise, the streusel topping can also be prepared ahead of time and stored in your refrigerator until you’re ready to add it to your casserole.
Once all ingredients are prepared, simply stir together mashed sweet potatoes, brown sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla and melted butter. Transfer this mixture to a prepared baking dish and top with the streusel topping. Bake until bubbly and golden, approximately 25 minutes.
To make the streusel topping, whisk together flour, brown sugar, ground cinnamon and melted butter until evenly distributed over sweet potato mixture. You may wish to add additional chopped pecans if desired.
Mashing sweet potatoes by hand is essential to retain some texture. You can do this using either a potato masher or two forks; alternatively, you could also use your blender for an even smoother consistency.
You can save time by microwave-ing sweet potatoes. Place them in a microwaveable bowl and cook on high for 2 minutes; drain and rinse the potatoes before continuing with other ingredients. You’ll still have to mash them by hand, but it will take much less time!
Another way to save time is by using canned yams and sweet potatoes. Canned yams and sweet potatoes can usually be interchangeable in recipes, but look for a brand that uses light syrup as its base.
This recipe is ideal to prepare ahead of time for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, offering a quick and effortless side dish your family is sure to love.
This dish is an ideal way to utilize leftover sweet potatoes from your Thanksgiving turkey or ham. To preserve their freshness, store the sweet potatoes in a cool, dry cabinet away from onions and other vegetables. Furthermore, cover the casserole with plastic wrap in order to prevent skins from forming.