Spicy Baked Sweet Potatoes

Here is an easy to make nutritious and delicious side option.

You’ll Need 

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive and coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Wash and scrub potatoes leaving the skins on.
  • Cut the potatoes into 1/4 to 1/2 inch sticks or cubes and set aside
  • Mix together the spices and oil
  • Add the potato sticks to the mixture and coat well
  • Lay onto a cookie sheet and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Stir them halfway through cooking.


Orange Sweet Potatoes

Give this interesting combination a try. It might just be your crowd pleaser at the Thanksgiving feast.

You’ll Need

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes or yams (about 2 pounds) or substitute one 23 ounce can
  • 6 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon grated orange peel (optional)


  • If you are not using canned sweet potatoes, you must first peel and boil the sweet potatoes until soft. Cut into 1/2-inch slices.
  • Heat remaining ingredients in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly.
  • Add sweet potatoes.
  • Stir gently until glazed and hot.

Sweet Potato Patties

And yet, another super food…. the sweet potato…Great for overall health, cholesterol control included.

You’ll Need 
  • 1 can of sweet potatoes (15 oz.)
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs 
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil


  • Put the bread crumbs onto a plate and set aside.  Next, place the sweet potatoes in a medium bowl and mash with a fork.  
  • Shape the sweet potatoes into small patties and roll each patty in the bread crumbs.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan on medium heat. 
  • Brown each patty on both sides and serve warm.

Play With Your Food!
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Add some dried or freshly diced onions.
  • Use freshly cooked sweet potatoes or yams
  • Use seasoned bread crumbs. 

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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Apples


Serves 12


You’ll Need
· 6 medium sweet potatoes
· 1 ½ cups apple, sliced
· ½ teaspoon salt
· 1/3 cup brown sugar
· 4 Tablespoons butter
· 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350-F.

Boil sweet potatoes until tender.
Slice in 1/4 inch pieces.
Butter a 13×9 baking dish and put a layer of sweet potatoes in bottom, then a layer of apples.
Sprinkle with sugar, salt and cinnamon, and dot with butter. Repeat until dish is filled.
Bake for about 50 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Kilocalories: 122
Protein: 1g
Carbohydrates: 21g
Fiber: 2g
Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 10mg
Sodium: 105mg