Nutrition

Simple sweet potato recipes

Requiring just a few ingredients, here are ideal solutions for busy weeknights when you need a shortcut that doesn’t sacrifice quality or taste.

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Time is of the essence in many kitchens across the country, especially during this busy season when everything seems to happen at once. Whether it’s in-person or virtual school responsibilities, extracurricular activities, work deadlines or family obligations leaving you with less time, creating delicious and nourishing meals for loved ones that you can be proud of doesn’t have to take up an entire morning or evening.

As dinnertime draws near, turn to an American classic and the nostalgic taste of comfort food – Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans and Toasted Marshmallows – to warm you and all your loved ones from the inside-out. Requiring just a few ingredients, it’s an ideal solution for busy weeknights when you need a shortcut that doesn’t sacrifice quality or taste.

For more information and time-saving recipe ideas, visit Idahoan.com/sweet.

Sweet Potato Waffles with Whipped Cream and Berry Compote
Yield: 4 large waffles

1cup all-purpose flour
1tablespoon baking powder
1/4teaspoon salt
3eggs, separated
3/4cup 2% milk
1pouch Honest Earth Mashed Sweet Potatoes
2tablespoons vegetable oil, plus additional for brushing on waffle iron, divided
Berry Compote: 
1cup raspberries
1cup blackberries
1cup blueberries
2-3tablespoons granulated sugar
1dash lemon zest or juice

whipped cream

Preheat waffle iron to medium heat.

In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt.

In separate bowl, blend egg yolks (reserve whites), milk, sweet potatoes and 2 tablespoons oil until smooth.

Add flour mixture to egg and milk mixture; blend until no clumps remain.

In separate bowl, whip reserved egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites gently into batter.

Using pastry brush, oil waffle iron then add batter and cook until waffle removes easily. Repeat with remaining batter.

To make berry compote: Wash raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Drain but do not dry. In small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm berries. Add sugar and lemon zest or juice. Cook until berries have broken down and juice reaches low simmer. Serve warm over waffles and top with whipped cream.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans and Toasted Marshmallows
Servings: 2

1/4cup chopped pecans
1pouch Honest Earth Mashed Sweet Potatoes

nonstick cooking spray
1 1/2cups miniature marshmallows

Position oven rack in upper one-third of oven. Preheat oven to 350 F.

In blender, blend pecans into sweet potatoes.

Divide between two 1-cup ramekins sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with marshmallows and bake about 15 minutes, or until marshmallows are toasted and browned.

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