How to Make a Spoon Bread

March 18, 2008

Spoon bread is a savory pudding baked in a casserole dish that is soft enough to be eaten with a spoon, hence the name. It has been described in various ways; the French call it a souffle and in the South it is typically made with corn. We like this intriguing version made with sweet potatoes and goat cheese. A creamy middle and crispy edges, it adds good color to the table and also offers nutritional perks – sweet potatoes are richest in beta-carotene. This spoon bread is the perfect comfort food to accompany an Easter meal.

Recipe: Sweet Potato Spoon Bread

Tip: Colorful fruits and vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, are rich sources of phytonutrients. Phyto, which means “plant”, are a type of nutrients that have endless health benefits. Although some, such as beta-carotene (carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins) and lycopene (tomatoes, watermelon, red peppers), are more commonly known than others, you don’t need to necessarily know them all by name. The important thing to remember is to eat lots of colored foods — raw, cooked, and daily.

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