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Sweet Potato-Coconut Curry with Black-Eyed Peas & Collard Greens

We usually celebrate New Year’s Day with friends at the Salt Lick Barbecue, with the traditional cabbage (cole slaw) and pork (ribs), but this was my first year to have black-eyed peas. They symbolize coins, which along with collard greens to symbolize bills, are thought to bring prosperity throughout the year. We can use all the help we can get this year!

Serve with white rice.

Yield: 3 servings Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Leesa’s Sheet Pan Salmon, Sweet Potatoes, & Broccoli

I love the current “sheet pan supper” trend, which combines desire to roast everything with the need to get a healthy weeknight dinner on the table quickly. Cooking everything on the same sheet pan allows the veggies to roast in the meat’s juices, which amplifies the flavor.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 45 minutes

Sweet & Spicy Ground Turkey & Sweet Potato Stew

Ground turkey and sweet potatoes make an adaptable canvas for different flavors. You can easily adjust this recipe to be less spicy, to accommodate kids (but serve it with more chile garlic sauce on the side for heat-loving adults), or to be less sweet.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 50 minutes

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili

This chili of onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, black beans, chipotle, cilantro, and sweet potato is satisfying and economical.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes

Sweet Potato Risotto

Making risotto takes patience, which is part of why Guy is so good at making it. I much prefer his risotto to any I could get in a restaurant, and he often makes it for special occasions.

This risotto has soft cubes of sweet potato, dry white wine, Parmesan cheese, and fresh oregano.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 40 minutes

Vegetable Green Curry

This creamy, spicy, vegetarian main dish is easily accomplished on a weeknight. Sauté onions and bell peppers, add garlic, curry, coconut milk, and sliced sweet potatoes, and cook until almost tender. Finish with snow peas and chopped cilantro.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 30 minutes

Roasted Gingered Sweet Potatoes

I love taking this dish to a potluck. For one thing, it really stumps people. For another, I love the combination of sugar, red pepper, and coconut.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 1 hour

Jeanne-Marie’s Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Cook quartered sweet potatoes in orange juice and ginger, then toss with maple sugar and butter.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 40 minutes

Mom’s Sweet Potato Casserole

Mom’s version of sweet potato casserole is a decadent staple on our holiday menu. It calls for canned sweet potatoes, but can be made with cooked fresh sweet potatoes. They’re baked with beaten egg and brown sugar, and topped with a buttery mixture of crushed cornflakes and chopped pecans.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 1 hour

Grandma’s Sweet Potato Casserole

This classic version of sweet potato casserole starts with grated raw sweet potatoes and doesn’t rely on a marshmallow topping.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 2 hours