Super Sweet Potato Recipes

Bye, bye boring potatoes. Here are some fresh ways to add pizazz to this traditional holiday side dish.


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1/18
Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Pecans

    Toasted pecans and sticky-sweet marshmallows top creamy whipped sweet potatoes.

Serving size: 8 (1/2-cup) servings plus leftovers
Prep   45 mins 
Roast   30 mins  to  40 mins  350°F 
Chill  24 hrs 
2/18
Florence Mama's Candied Yams

    This rich, buttery sweet potato recipe from Tyler Florence's grandmother is a cross between a side dish and a dessert.

Serving size: 8 to 10 serving plus leftovers
Prep   25 mins 
Bake  1 hr  to 1 hr 5 mins  350°F 
Stand   15 mins 
3/18
New Sweet Potato Casseroles

    Dress up this classic sweet potato casserole with stir-ins and toppings that match your tastes. A few of our favorites: pineapple and blue cheese; bacon and rosemary; and peanuts and coconut.

Makes: 8 servings
Cook   25 mins 
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
Prep   35 mins 
4/18
Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes and Apples

    Pecans and fresh apples add satisfying crunch to this festive sweet potato side dish.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake  1 hr 15 mins  350°F 
5/18
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

    Featuring cranberry relish, dried cranberries, and walnuts, this six-ingredient side dish will be a hit with your holiday guests.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake  1 hr 15 mins  325°F 
Chill  Up to  24 hrs 
6/18
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with White Cheddar

    Tiny marshmallows are irresistible, but this year, smother sweet potatoes with a mix of thyme-roasted apples and onions.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Bake   40 mins  425°F 
Bake   30 mins  325°F 
7/18
Chipotle Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

    Spice things up with this modern take on the classic sweet potato casserole. Monterey Jack cheese, sprinkled on top just before baking, adds richness to the dish.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Bake   40 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
8/18
Lemon-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

    It's hard to believe these deliciously caramelized sweet potatoes require only 15 minutes of prep time; the light lemon syrup adds a surprising -- and sublime -- finishing touch.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
Cook   18 mins 
9/18
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

    Cutting the potatoes into small cubes before boiling prevents them from becoming waterlogged and results in a fluffier mash.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   30 mins 
10/18
Baked Sweet Potatoes & Chile Wedges

    Brush these fries with a mixture of orange juice, chili powder, and honey before baking. Serve with a creamy dip of sour cream, cilantro, and chili powder.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Roast   25 mins  450°F 
11/18
Mashed Maple Sweet Potatoes

    A touch of maple syrup gives these creamy mashed potatoes sweetness.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   50 mins 
12/18
Glazed Sweet Potatoes

    Maple syrup and mustard make an easy, zesty glaze for these roasted potatoes.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake  1 hr  325°F 
13/18
Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    Sour cream makes these classic mashed sweet potatoes extra creamy. Serve them with Thanksgiving turkey or a roast.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   30 mins 
14/18
Sweet Potato and Cranberry Saute

    Reducing the apple juice used to cook the potatoes makes a syrup with just the right sweetness to offset the tartness of the cranberries in this irresistible side.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
15/18
Skillet Sweet Potatoes

    This stovetop side gets a kick from cinnamon and allspice. Brown sugar adds a touch of sweetness.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Cook   25 mins 
16/18
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    Make baked sweet potatoes even more delicious by adding cream cheese, piquant onion, and some diced ham.

Makes: 2 servings
Serving size: 2 main-dish servings
Microwave   12 mins  to  15 mins 
17/18
Sweet Potato Casserole

    A brown sugar and pecan topping makes this hard to resist.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
18/18
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