19 Ways with Sweet Potatoes
Round out your Thanksgiving meal with a hefty spoonful of our Classic Sweet Potato Casserole. The sweet potato filling is finished with a crunchy topping of cornflakes, pecans, and brown sugar, balanced out with the gooey favorite—marshmallows.
Each muffin cup flares slightly, so stack slices from ends of potatoes in the bottom and use wider slices from the middle of the sweet potato at the top. We also like this with Gruyère instead of mozzarella.
- Recipe: Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks
Wow guests with a sky-high marshmallow meringue on this sweet potato pie. Be sure to lightly pack the mashed sweet potatoes in your measuring cup for a fluffy filling.
For a hearty, fun appetizer, arrange cubes of sweet potato and pieces of smoked sausage on skewers and serve with a lemon-garlic mayonnaise. Serve warm or at room temperature. If you choose to serve the squares warm, prepare the mayonnaise first.
Keep this family favorite around for the holiday season. Mashed sweet potatoes give the cupcake extra moistness, while a myriad of spices including cinnamon and nutmeg, spice up the traditionally sweet dessert. A simple cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle of chopped pecans is all that's needed on top.
For those who can't pick just one dessert at Thanksgiving, try our Sweet-Potato Apple Cobbler. It combines the flavors and textures of both sweet potato pie and apple cobbler.
- Recipe: Sweet Potato-Apple Cobbler
The simple addition of fresh chopped rosemary makes this an impressive pie crust that compliments the flavors of the spiced citrusy sweet potatoes in the filling. If you don’t want to make a homemade crust, you can follow the directions for adding fresh rosemary to a refrigerated crust.
Cooked carrots add smooth texture and extra flavor to this comfort food favorite. Serve this classic holiday casserole any time of year and expect rave reviews. Top with marshmallows and spicy-sweet pecans.
- Recipe: Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole
This clever technique for transforming sweet potatoes into "fettuccine" was inspired by a prize-winning recipe from the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission, and comes together in just 35 minutes. Start with a large, long sweet potato and a mandoline to create pasta-like strips.
Serve these from-scratch biscuits warm with butter, honey, and jam, along with two platters—one with seared slices of country ham and pepper jelly and another with deli ham and pimiento cheese.
- Recipe: Sweet Potato Biscuits