While the orange spuds get plenty of attention all year long, they come into their crowning glory on Thanksgiving. Because of their natural sweetness, they can be incorporated into every part of the Thanksgiving meal, from savory side dishes, like the classic casserole, creamy gratins, or a slew of roasted possibilities to sweet pies and tarts for dessert. Here are 15 tasty ways to serve up sweet potatoes at your Thanksgiving feast.
Casseroles Starring Sweet Potatoes
It's hard to think about Thanksgiving sides without a classic marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole coming to mind. For a more savory twist, slice these sweet spuds into rounds for a layered gratin or a dish of creamy scalloped potatoes.
- Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
- How To Make Classic Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Gratin with Smoky Breadcrumbs
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
For anyone whose heart skips a beat for mashed potatoes, you should know that a creamy, lush sweet potato mash is always a good addition to any Thanksgiving side dish line up.
- Stovetop Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pecan Drizzle
- Sour Cream Balsamic Sweet Potatoes
- Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk and Vanilla Bean
Baked and Roasted Sweet Potatoes
You might know baked and roasted sweet potatoes as your standby weeknight sides, and this irresistible line up comes with big flavors that make them impressive enough for any Thanksgiving spread.
- Garlicky Parmesan Sweet Potatoes
- Butter-Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Candied Sweet Potatoes
- Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
- Roasted Sweet Potato Slices with Cilantro Pesto
- Beet & Sweet Potato Stacks
- Sweet Potatoes with Star Anise, Ginger, and Lime
Sweet Potato Desserts
These naturally sweet root vegetables make them a no-brainer for the dessert table. Baked into a pie sweet potatoes are lighter yet creamier than their pumpkin cousin, and paired with a heavy dose of vanilla and subtle spices. Or use them as you would apples for a tart tatin.