Sweet Potato Casserole Recipes That Will Make You Come Back for Seconds

Meringue-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole
Photo: Raymond Hom

Sweet potato casserole toppings are a hot debate at our dinner table, where toasted marshmallow fans stand up to streusel-loving supporters and cheesy potato purists. There's a sweet potato casserole recipe for everyone, which is why we rounded up our favorite sweet potato casserole versions. Whether you're looking for a traditional sweet potato casserole recipe or one with interesting toppings and stir-ins, we have you covered. With ideas for Southwestern-inspired sweet potato casserole with chilies and cheese to classic candied sweet potatoes with marshmallow crème, we're sure you'll find a warm and wonderful recipe or two to satisfy your entire table.

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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Fontina Cheese and Thyme

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Fontina Cheese and Thyme
Andy Lyons

It's no wonder this sweet potato casserole recipe with cheese is top-rated. Melted butter, light cream, and shredded Fontina cheese all work to make this scalloped sweet potato dish extra thick and bubbly. To make it even more savory, before serving scatter ¼ cup of crumbled, crisp-cooked bacon on top.

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Meringue-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Meringue-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole
Raymond Hom

This is what happens when a pie and a casserole combine into one ultimate pie-like sweet potato casserole recipe. Orange peel and juice add citrus to these baked sweet potatoes while golden peaks of meringue top the dish. For a traditional take on this citrus sweet potato casserole, top it with marshmallow crème instead of meringue.

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Cranberry-Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole

Cranberry-Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole
Con Poulos

Give your mashed sweet potatoes an upgrade by stirring in marshmallow crème and baking them with a buttery brown sugar topping. Fresh cranberries give this Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole an extra advantage on a table filled with delicious side dishes. Stud the topping with the berries just before baking to combine two favorite holiday sides into one.

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Scalloped Russet and Sweet Potatoes

Scalloped Russet Sweet Potatoes
Constatine Poulos

Can't decide between russet and sweet potatoes? Just serve both together in one buttery, creamy, super delish easy sweet potato casserole. Bake to a bubbly golden brown, and each bite of this side will be worth the wait.

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Spicy Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Spicy Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Blaine Moats

A subtle hint of adobo sauce was all this spicy sweet potato recipe needed to win us over. Sweet potatoes are sliced thin before lining the base of a cast iron pan. Then it's just a matter of layering the slices with a sautéed bell pepper and onion mixture and bathing the layers in a creamy sauce. After a little over an hour in the oven, this cast iron casserole comes out creamy, lightly spicy, and oh so satisfying.

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Mushroom-Sweet Potato Moussaka

mushroom sweet potato moussaka
Carson Downing

This vegan sweet potato casserole plays off the flavors of a traditional moussaka with meaty mushrooms taking the place of lamb. Nutmeg and cinnamon add some comforting spice to the homemade tomato sauce while a homemade cashew cream gives mashed sweet potatoes an even more velvety texture. This healthy side dish is done when the sauce begins to bubble and brown, which takes anywhere from 45-50 minutes in the oven.

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Coconut Sweet Potatoes and Wild Rice

Coconut Sweet Potatoes Wild Rice
Jason Donnelly

Sweet potato casserole doesn't have to be for the holidays only. With this Southeast Asian-inspired sweet potato casserole, you can have it whenever you want. Creamy peanut butter and coconut milk make this chicken and rice casserole taste like no other.

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Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
Jason Donnelly

This tropical twist on a traditional sweet potato casserole features a sweet and savory topping of chunks of fresh pineapple and crumbled blue cheese. Although blue cheese adds a creamy touch, any crumbled cheese works well in this recipe. The base of this sweet potato casserole with pineapple is made from four pounds of real sweet potatoes that get boiled, mashed, and mixed with butter, eggs, and milk before filling a casserole dish.

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Gingersnap Sweet Potato Casserole

Gingersnap Sweet Potato Casserole
Peter Krumhardt

The warming spices of crushed gingersnap cookies are the first to scent the air and the first to hit the palate for this baked sweet potato casserole. The gingersnap topping isn't added until step three of this recipe, but it bakes alongside the mashed sweet potato mixture until it's ready for the table. No gingersnaps? No problem. Our recipe works with coconut flakes, streusel toppings, or even toasted walnuts.

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Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Pecans

Sweet Potatoes Toasted Pecans
Reed Davis

Toasted pecans mingle with mini marshmallows atop this make-ahead sweet potato casserole. Our version of a sweet potato casserole with marshmallows and pecans is sweetened with maple syrup and sprinkled with warming nutmeg. Prepare up to 24 hours in advance and refrigerate until ready to bake.

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Sweet Potato-Topped Turkey Pot Pie

Sweet Potato-Topped Turkey Pot Pie

This casserole-style pot pie has all the makings of your family's favorite recipe, including a hearty helping of vegetables, shredded roast turkey, and warm mashed sweet potatoes. To make prep easier, use purchased rotisserie chicken and chicken stock. Savory sweet potato casseroles like this recipe make great entrées, too.

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Candied Orange Sweet Potatoes

Candied Orange Sweet Potatoes
Kritsada Panichgul

This may just be the only side dish you'll need this holiday season. Combine juicy slices of orange and sweet potatoes in a vanilla glaze for a tangy and sweet citrus spiced sweet potato casserole. The colorful casserole gains added warmth from freshly grated nutmeg.

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Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Topping

Sweet Potatoes Pecan Topping
Kritsada Panichgul

Sweet potatoes are mashed while hot to make this one of our best sweet potato casserole recipes. The sweet crunch from our brown-sugar pecans provides a satisfying texture to creamy sweet potatoes. Our sweet potato casserole with pecans calls for common kitchen pantry ingredients, saving you a trip to the grocery store.

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Herbed Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Gratin

Herbed Yukon Gold Sweet Potato Gratin
Jason Donnelly

This sweet potato casserole with sage is bursting with the flavors of fall. Yukon gold potatoes and sweet potatoes combine in our cheesy gratin recipe for an any-occasion dish. Fresh snipped sage and thyme flavor the gratin while whipped cream and Gruyère cheese keep it extra warm and gooey.

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Sweet Potato Spoon Bread

Sweet Potato Spoon Bread
Peter Frank Edwards

This cornmeal sweet potato casserole plays off traditional spoonbread served in the South. Sweet potatoes reinforce the silky, pudding-like texture of this pleasing, cornmeal-based spoon bread while also adding color and sweetness. For even more texture, toss in cooked corn kernels, shredded carrots, or slices of turnip.

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Turkey and Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
Jason Donnelly

Need a recipe for your holiday leftovers? Try our hearty but healthy shepherd's pie. Each individual-size sweet potato casserole has a nutritious helping of turkey, veggies, and sweet potatoes.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole
Andy Lyons

There's hardly any dish more comforting in cold weather than a classic sweet potato casserole. Finished with a golden-brown sugar-pecan topping, this version has all the flavors of the season plus a crisp, crunchy crust. While we typically serve this as a side dish, it has all the makings for a winner on the dessert table, too.

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Chipotle Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Kritsada Panichgul

Tired of the marshmallow-topped sweet potato casseroles? You'll love this thick and bubbly Southwestern side dish. Seasonal sweet potatoes get a spicy upgrade thanks to creamy queso blanco and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.

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