Sweet to Savory: Sweet Potatoes are a Versatile Holiday Table Staple
Nov 12th, 2013
A bubbling hot rich sweet potato casserole smothered with melted marshmallows is a classic on many holiday tables. Fresh or canned sweet potatoes, packed with antioxidants and fiber, are available year round making them a nutritious addition to any recipe. However, most people don’t realize the versatility of this top rated nutritional vegetable. Sweet potatoes add a natural sweetness to baked goods, casseroles, soups or breads and look for Louisiana yams for the sweetest of the sweet potatoes.
Use sweet potatoes to create holiday quick breads and make in mini loaf pans, wrap well and freeze to pull out for a quick and personal present for anyone, from teachers to neighbors; the gift that keeps on giving. From sweet potato casseroles to stuffing, you’ll enjoy my trim & terrific versions of these classics that are mouth-watering but more figure- friendly. And, you might not think of sweet potatoes in a dessert, but you will savor their natural sweetness adding a true seasonal touch to holiday desserts.
Here are a few tips to get you through the holidays:
- 1 cup canned = 1 medium cooked, fresh
- 1 (16-ounce) can = 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
- When using canned sweet potatoes, add at end of recipe
- Baked sweet potatoes freeze well
- Store at room temperature