Consider the humble sweet potato; what a versitile veggie. It can star in an appetizer, entree or dessert – or even a delicious sweet potato fries snack. Really, the only thing tricky about sweet potatoes is that they tend to go bad quickly – which I always seem to forget since their white potato cousins keep so well. So faced with a pile of sweet potatoes ready to go bad and the challenge of the “Festively Lactose Free” recipe contest for members of The Recipe ReDux (sponsored by the Southeast Dairy Association,) I knew I’d have no problem coming up with any number of sweet potato dishes. The Sweet & Spicy Sweet Potato Bake I created using maple and smoked paprika flavors and topped with brown sugared pecans could actually be served at any point in a meal:
Atop toasted bread as an appetizer
As a Thanksgiving side dish with my all-time favorite turkey recipe
Add some chopped bacon and serve as a light entree with a vinaigrette dressed salad
For dessert topped with low-lactose sweetened frozen Greek yogurt
Have you served sweet potatoes as appetizer, entree and dessert?
Disclosure: The Southeast Dairy Association compensated The Recipe ReDux (co-owned by ReganMillerJones, Inc. and Teaspoon Communications), to sponsor this recipe contest. We are therefore not eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. Opinions expressed are our own.