Sweet Potato

Oven-Roasted Sweet-Potato Wedges

Ingredients

  • 3 small sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic-flavored olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation

Preheat oven to 450°.

Peel sweet potatoes; cut each potato lengthwise into 8 wedges. In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes and remaining ingredients; toss well to coat.

Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake potatoes at 450° for 30 minutes or until soft and lightly browned, turning wedges after the first 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

 

Curried Carrot, Sweet Potato, and Ginger Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots
  • 3 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled sweet potato
  • 1 1/2 cups (1/4-inch) sliced peeled carrots
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots; saute 3 minutes or until tender. Add potato, carrots, ginger, and curry; cook 2 minutes. Add broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender; stir in salt.

Pour half of soup in a food processor; pulse until smooth. Repeat procedure with remaining soup.

 

Sweet Potato and Spinach Quesadillas

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (1 pound total)
  • 1 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 5 cups baby spinach (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

Preparation

1. Microwave potatoes on high until tender (about 15 minutes).

2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar, and peppercorns; bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Place onion slices in a medium heatproof bowl; pour hot vinegar mixture over onion and let stand 10 minutes. Drain onion slices and transfer to a plate to cool.

3. Split cooked potatoes open with a knife; remove flesh and transfer to a bowl (you should have about 1 cup). Use a fork to mash potato with salt and pepper; divide potato filling among 4 tortillas. Top each with 1 heaping cup spinach, 1/4 cup cheese, and another tortilla.

4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, heat 1 teaspoon oil and transfer 1 quesadilla to skillet; cook until quesadilla is crisp and cheese is melted (about 3 minutes per side). Transfer cooked quesadilla to serving plate. Repeat with remaining oil and quesadillas. Cut quesadillas in quarters and serve each with 1/4 cup pickled onions.