We know you love our recipe for sweet potato fries, but did you know just how versatile this awesome root veg really is? There’s so much more you can do with the delicious and super-nutritious sweet potato. Packed with vitamin C, which boosts our immune system, sweet potatoes are also a source of potassium and manganese – great for bone health and blood pressure. Here are six of our favourite recipes to get you started.

MEXICAN-STYLE FISH CAKES

Beautiful patties of sweet potato, spiked with sardines, sweetcorn, spring onions and coriander. These delicious fish cakes are coated in crispy polenta and served with a smoky chilli yoghurt and lime dressing – they’re the business.

BBQ BAKED BEANS

Sweet, smoky homemade baked beans topped off with soft baked sweet potatoes – this is the ultimate barbecue side dish, or delicious as a veggie main. You can use whichever tinned beans you prefer, or even chickpeas.

BAKED SWEET POTATOES

This recipe is a visual feast! The baked sweet potatoes are topped with a stunning rocket, beetroot, carrot and mixed seed salad. It’s a stunner – and bursting with good things. We think it’s one of the best ways to enjoy the humble sweet spud.

SMOKY VEGGIE CHILLI

Cocoa powder adds a lovely depth of flavour to this sweet potato and butter bean chilli. Nutritionally, it’s high in copper, which we need to keep our skin and hair strong and healthy. It’s delicious, too!

VEGGIE FEIJOADA

This is a twist on the classic Brazilian stew, tweaked into a gorgeous meat-free dinner. Chunks of sweet potato, black beans, sweet peppers and coriander keep everything super fresh. Serve with tomato salsa and brown rice for a really balanced meal.

SWEET POTATO MUFFINS

These tasty muffins are the perfect brekkie, and sure to keep you feeling full till lunch. Using grated sweet potato is a clever baking trick, which will also work well with butternut squash.