Sweet potatoes are the perfect base or addition for a Valentine’s Day meal. The name even has the word “sweet” on it. What could be cuter to make for your sweetheart? And we don’t just mean a significant other. You may be cooking for yourself, a friend, a relative, or even sharing with your pup (dogs can eat sweet potatoes). Either these sweet potato recipes are perfect for Valentine’s day!
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1. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Source: Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
2. Sweet Potato Soup
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This Sweet Potato Soup by Kristina Humphreys has an amazingly creamy texture. It is smooth, velvety, and creamier than many common cheese sauces or cream soups. It’s also the perfect base that many herbs and spices can be added to for endless different flavor combinations. Use it as a sauce or simply a creamy soup that is delicious paired with many foods.
3. Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes with Spiced Sweet Potato Frosting
These Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes with Spiced Sweet Potato Frosting by Molly Patrick are healthy yet delicious. A blend of millet and buckwheat makes them gluten-free, and the sweetness comes from maple syrup and apples. Give these wonderful healthy cupcakes a try!
4. Curried Sweet Potato Mac n’ Cheese
It’s creamy, it’s cheesy, and it’s super easy and quick to make. This vegan Curried Sweet Potato Mac n’ Cheese by Taavi Moore has hints of curry flavor and an uber creamy texture. Topped with breadcrumbs and quickly broiled to create a perfectly crispy top.
5. Sweet Potato Pecan Baked Oatmeal
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Sweetened with maple syrup and spiced with cinnamon, this Sweet Potato Pecan Baked Oatmeal by Taavi Moore is out of this world! The sweet potato pairs perfectly with the crunchy & sweet pecan topping. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and a generous spoonful of peanut butter. This Sweet Potato Pecan Baked Oatmeal is a great breakfast to save for the rest of the week. Just store in an airtight container in the fridge and warm up in the microwave or stovetop for a couple of minutes. A perfect serving of pecans in every bite. You may think that putting sweet potato in oatmeal is a bit of odd. But with the right pairing of sweetness from the maple syrup and spice from the cinnamon..it’s simply delicious!
6. Black Bean Chili Pot Pie With Cumin Sweet Potato Crust
Nothing says love from the oven quite like pie! Pie is a go-to comfort food in winter and these hearty little vegetarian morsels are as healthy as can be with fiber-rich black beans, veggies, and a spiced sweet potato crust. Honestly, this Black Bean Chili Pot Pie With Cumin Sweet Potato Crust by Alison Murray is so tasty and spicy that you won’t ever miss a pastry casing, and you’ll feel much better for it too!
7. Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew
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Here is a savory and satisfying, protein packed vegan stew to add to your recipe book! Cinnamon, cumin, ginger, crushed red pepper flakes blended with a creamy, peanut sauce…This Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew by Crissy Cavanaugh is chock full with antioxidant rich sweet potatoes, carrots, peas and spinach! Chickpeas were added for protein to provide a perfectly balanced meal. Serve alone or on top of steamed brown basmati rice.
8. Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Topping
This vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Topping by Kennedy Kitchings is perfect any time of year! It has delicious autumnal flavors and just the right amount of sweetness. With just sweet potatoes, syrup, sugar, coconut milk, cinnamon, pecans, and almond flour, i’s also quite easy to make!
9. Sweet Potato Falafel
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This baked Sweet Potato Falafel by Lenny Wu is crispy and super flavorful! It’s also full of nutrients and perfect for prepping ahead. Made with sweet potato, chickpeas, and a delicious blend of seasonings, sweet potato will keep you full and satisfied. They’re also quite easy to make––you have to try them!
10. Curry Chickpea Kale Burgers and Baked Sweet Potato Fries
These Curry Chickpea Kale Burgers and Baked Sweet Potato Fries by Jessica Bose are phenomenal! They are made with healthy ingredients that taste amazing and will keep you satisfied! The patties are made with chickpeas, kale, onion, garlic, oats, sunflower seeds, and an amazing mix of spices! The homemade roasted garlic hummus pairs so well with the flavors in this burger. Top it with your favorite veggie burger toppings and throw it on a bun––good to go! That is, after you make homemade sweet potato fries! They have the perfect soft and crispy texture, salty and sweet taste. Every aspect of this meal compliments each other. You have to try making these Curry Chickpea Kale Burgers!
11. Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi
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If not cooked creatively, pasta can get boring even for the fiercest lovers of the dish. To prevent this from happening, it’s good to switch things up, be it the color of your pasta, the type, the shape, the filling, so on and so forth. This Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi recipe by Petra Vogel, for instance, uses purple sweet potato to create an eye-catching gnocchi dish that is as visually pleasing as it is delicious.
12. Sweet Potatoes With Creamed Spinach
13. Sweet Potato Carrot Cake
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Yes you read that right Sweet Potato Carrot Cake by Vicky Coates! Sweet potato is a great replacement to flour in this recipe, less than 100 calories per slice, 7g Protein and gluten free. Whats Even better?! You won’t even realize this is healthy!
14. Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Pizza Base
There are endless options to creating healthy vegan gluten-free Pizza bases packed with nutritious vegetables: cauliflower, cauliflower and zucchini (courgette) and now sweet potato and cauliflower. These bases are also packed with protein! Top with you’re favorite pizza toppings for an easy vegan gluten free pizza. They are super satisfying and delicious –– you have to try this Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Pizza Base recipe by Vicky Coates!
15. Sweet Potato Pad Thai
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The base for this Sweet Potato Pad Thai by Natalie Yonan is very simple, just slice up all the veggies, blend the sauce and enjoy! Feel free to use a spiralizer to make the sweet potato noodles, but a mandolin or some other cutting tool works just as fine. If you’re looking for a veggie-centric, vegan dish, this is the recipe for you. It’s fresh, crisp, vibrant, filling and oh so delicious!
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