16 Sweet Potato Recipes to Make for Thanksgiving

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

While the orange spuds get plenty of attention all year long, they come into their crowning glory on Thanksgiving. From savory side dishes to sweet pies, sweet potatoes can be incorporated into every part of the Thanksgiving meal. Here are 16 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.

Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk & Vanilla Bean(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Creamy mashed sweet potatoes are always a good addition to any Thanksgiving side dish lineup.

Garlicky Parmesan Sweet Potatoes(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Baked and Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted sweet potatoes might be your standby weeknight sides, but these irresistible recipes come with big flavors that make them impressive enough for any Thanksgiving spread.

How To Make Sweet Potato Pie(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Sweet Potato Desserts

These naturally sweet root vegetables are a no-brainer for the dessert table. When baked into a pie, sweet potatoes are lighter yet creamier than their pumpkin cousin. Or, use them as you would apples for a tart tatin.