Sweet Potato Recipes

Oven Fries 
Makes 6 servings Serving Size: 10 fries

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 4 medium baking potatoes or sweet
  • potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons oil seasonings (optional)*

*Try one or several of these seasonings: salt, pepper, seasoning salt, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 475°F.
  2. Lightly spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Wash potatoes thoroughly and dry with a paper towel.
  4. Cut potatoes into long strips about 1/2 inch thick.
  5. Put oil in a plastic bag. Add potatoes and toss to evenly coat with oil. You may add seasoning to the bag.
  6. Spread strips in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in preheated oven.
  7. Bake at 475°F for 20 minutes.
  8. After 20 minutes, take sheet out of oven and turn potato strips over.
  9. Immediately return sheet to oven and bake at 475°F for 15 more minutes.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
120 Calories, Total Fat 4.5g, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Protein 1g, Total Carbohydrate 17g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Sodium 50mg. Excellent source of vitamin A.
 from Cooking with EFNEP cookbook

Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Makes 6 servings Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 (16-ounce) can sweet potatoes (may use 3 fresh sweet potatoes)
  • 2 large apples
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup pineapple or orange juice
  •  2 teaspoon packed brown sugar or
  • 2 tablespoons regular sugar
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Wash, peel, and slice apples (and fresh sweet potatoes if using).
  4. Drain canned sweet potatoes.
  5. Layer sweet potatoes and apples in the sprayed baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle sweet potatoes and apples with raisins.
  7. In a separate cup, mix juice and sugar.
  8. Pour juice mixture over sweet potatoes, apples, and raisins.
  9. Cut margarine into small bits and distribute evenly across the top of the casserole.
  10. Sprinkle cinnamon over fruit.
  11. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 10 minutes longer. Potatoes should be tender and cooked through.
Nutritional Information Per Serving
190 Calories, Total Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Protein 2g, Total Carbohydrate 41g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Sodium 95mg. Excellent source of vitamin A. Good source of vitamin C.
from Cooking with EFNEP cookbook

****For more recipes, try Micro-Baked Sweet Potato or Colorful Potato Salad  from Cooking with EFNEP 

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