22 Ways with Sweet Potatoes
There's more to sweet potatoes than casseroles and pies. Whether you stick with the classic sweet potato casserole or branch out, you'll be pleased!
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
Won ton wrappers and canned mashed sweet potatoes make pirogi-style Sweet Potato Pockets a breeze. A sage-butter sauce finishes this dish nicely.
- Recipe: Sweet Potato Pockets
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.
Maple syrup, nutmeg, and sweet potatoes give this creamy soup all the flavors of fall. Add a dollop of a citrus-flavored rum cream for a delicious finish.
- Recipe: Sweet Potato Soup with Rum Cream
Frozen sweet potatoes make these mini sweet potato casseroles a cinch to make. If you want to skip the meringue topping, use miniature marshmallows instead.
- Recipe: Maple Sweet Potato Cups
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.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Fettuccine
Technique Video: Use a Japanese Mandolin Slicer
Add a little sweetness and a big superfood boost to your traditional shrimp and grits.
Spicy, sweet, and totally addictive, this easy appetizer starts with preseasoned fries.
Mango, avocado, red bell pepper, and sweet potatoes make a colorful presentation in this good-for-you meal.
- Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Think outside the casserole and make this savory beauty centerstage at your next family dinner.
You'll know when the potatoes are perfectly cooked when a table knife slides easily through the center.
- Recipe: Sweet Potato Gratin
We love the layered look of this ever-so-sweet streusel-topped treat.
- Recipe: Sliced Sweet Potato Pie
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
Serve these savory little numbers with a dollop of sour cream and a squeeze of lime as a crunchy appetizer or a dish to accompany roasted or grilled meats or fish.
A smart way to repurpose sweet potato casserole, this hearty soup drew rave reviews in our Test Kitchen. If your casserole contains marshmallows, remove them before stirring the casserole into this soup. The flavor will vary depending on your casserole recipe; simply adjust salt and pepper to taste before serving.
Recipe: Sausage-and-Sweet Potato Soup
If your sweet potato casserole is very sweet, omit the brown sugar in the pancakes. Does yours come with a marshmallow topping? Even better. Simply stir it into your sweet potatoes, and make the recipe as directed.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole Hotcakes