Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Recipes

 

Sweet potatoes are so naturally, well, sweet, that they are nicely complemented by savory spices or perfected with candylike glazes.

 

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Sweet Potato Souffle

Souffles owe their signature fluffiness to the addition of multiple whipped eggs. The Deen brothers achieve the same lightness (while using just three eggs) by adding richness with cream cheese.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Patti LaBelle's mashed sweet potatoes are simple and comforting with warm cinnamon and sugar, but the real kicker is orange zest on top.

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli

Spruce up baked sweet potato fries with a quick, semi-homemade garlic aioli. Just combine store-bought mayonnaise with grated garlic, lemon juice, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper. 

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Orange Essence

Those who crave the decadence of mashed potatoes but are seeking a decidedly healthier alternative will take well to this zesty, spice-filled recipe. Ellie Krieger uses just a scant amount of buttermilk to give extra body to the overall dish.

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Sweet Potatoes Anna

This classic, layered recipe makes a gorgeous addition to any table. Simplify your life by slicing the potatoes with a mandoline –– it will shave hours off your prep time and ensure that all the slices will be equal in size.

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Sweet Potato Salad

Kelsey roasts diced sweet potatoes alongside pears and beets until they all are soft and caramelized. Tossed in a zippy vinaigrette, this simple side dish can be made in just one hour.

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Sweet Po-Tater Tots

Ditch the frozen bag and fry up crisp nuggets of sweet potato and onion. They will be a surprising addition to the Thanksgiving dinner table.

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Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Ellie coats red-skinned sweet potatoes with honey and lemon juice (the acid brings out their natural sweetness) before roasting them in a 350-degree oven.

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Maple Cinnamon Sage Brown Butter

Have a free afternoon? Make gnocchi. The labor-intensive recipe is worth the effort –– it tastes of everything fall (sweet potatoes, maple syrup, cinnamon and sage), though it's delicious in any season.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

A smoky-sweet combination of cinnamon and chili powder will perk up your taste buds in this satisfying (and healthy) craving-buster.

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Ching uses her two favorite spices —– cumin and Sichuan peppercorns —– to add flavor and a bit of heat to her sweet potatoes.

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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This sweet rendition of twice-stuffed potatoes is all decked out in holiday flavors with nutty brown butter and warm spices.

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Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole

A cross between a side dish and dessert, this easy casserole is layered with thick rounds of sweet potatoes, yams and Red Delicious apples that soak up a citrus-spiked cinnamon and honey glaze.

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Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Alton Brown's smashed sweet potatoes recipe is easy to make and loaded with flavor. You'll love the spicy and sweet combo, too.

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Southern Style Candied Yams with Gingersnap Crunch

Sweet and sticky — the way indulgent holiday sides should be — these candied yams are topped with crunchy, spicy gingersnap cookies full of wintry flavor.

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Oven-Dried Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Intensify the earthy flavor of sweet potatoes by baking them twice. A touch of sherry and brown butter adds depth to the dish.

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Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Bananas With Honey

Surprise guests and satisfy those with a few extra sweet teeth with a mash containing both sweet potatoes and bananas. The fruit adds an unusual sweetness, perfectly matched by a brown sugar and crumbled pecan crust.

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon

Sugar and spice make these sweet potatoes quite nice and fit for serving at the holiday meal. A simple drizzle of oil, honey and cinnamon readies these taters for roasting.

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Vanilla Sweet Potato Puree

Reinvent the kitschy marshmallow-covered sweet potato casserole by adding vanilla beans to a sweet potato puree.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

A rich, nicely spiced sweet potato filling is topped with crunchy brown sugar streusel for an irresistible side dish that'll become a family favorite.

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Pecans and Spiced Maple Sweet Potatoes

Aida tops perfectly roasted sweet potatoes with a spiced maple syrup sauce and crunchy, toasted pecans.

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Double Potato Mash

Nigella's simple mash recipe calls for both sweet and white potatoes, as well as subtly spicy ground mace. By finishing the dish with freshly ground white pepper, she gives the spuds an extra kick.

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Smoked Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle pepper puree adds a smoky element to thinly sliced sweet potatoes that are simply layered with heavy cream and baked until tender and browned on top.

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Just a tablespoon of Sichuan peppercorns gives Roger Mooking's sweet potatoes enough of a spicy kick to make them a standout side. Whip out your grill pan to give the spuds these stripy grill marks.

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Yams with Toasted Spice Rub

To complement yams' sweetness, Michael Chiarello applies a homemade spice rub before baking them in the oven. The result? Crispy, blackened yams with perfectly tender insides.

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Cauliflower with Sweet Potatoes

This five-star side dish recipe from Bal Arneson infuses cauliflower and sweet potatoes with the strong flavors of ginger, coriander, cumin and turmeric.

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Indian Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Fragrant and rich, this side manages a creamy texture without any cream. At only a half tablespoon of clarified butter per serving, they're not too bad on the calorie count either.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Mark Bittman's sweet and spicy salad works well as a flavorful side or vegetarian main, thanks to plenty of protein-packed black beans.

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Stir-Fried Sweet Potatoes

Grating and stir-frying sweet potatoes gives them a different texture, but sage leaves and brown butter sauce give them familiar fall flavor.

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