Mashed, candied, or glazed, sweet potatoes are a favorite side dish at Christmas. With more than 100 recipes from which to choose -- including classic sweet potato casseroles and more -- you're sure to find the perfect sweet potato side for your Christmas meal.
For a sweeter and more nutritious alternative to baked white potatoes, you should take note of how to bake sweet potatoes. While just as filling as their lighter counterparts, sweet potatoes are a dieter's dream--loaded with nutrients, fat-free, satisfying and delicious, and relatively low in both carbs and calories. And you can cook them in much the same way as you would white potatoes.
Balance the natural sugars in sweet potato with the earthiness of mushrooms and the saltiness of bacon for a stunner of a side dish.
Cutting the potatoes into small cubes before boiling prevents them from becoming waterlogged and results in a fluffier mashed potato side dish.
Cutting the potatoes into small cubes before boiling prevents them from becoming waterlogged and results in a fluffier finish to this easy side dish.
Add salami and stir-fried sweet potatoes to a wilted spinach salad. The results are worthy of a Christmas table side dish.
If sweet potatoes are your vegetable of choice, try this glazed recipe that combines sugar, lemon juice, nutmeg, and butter for a side dish that's fit for a holiday meal.
Toasted pecans and sticky-sweet marshmallows top creamy whipped sweet potatoes.
This sweet potato pie -- made with baked or canned sweet potatoes -- is all set to take center stage at the Thanksgiving table. Although the recipe offers alternatives for crystalized ginger, freshly grated nutmeg, and buttermilk, use the original ingredients if you can. They make this an amazing pie.
A smoky cumin rub, spicy maple butter and fried (yes, fried!) fresh sage transform anti-oxidant rich sweet potatoes into an elegant dish that perfectly complements a wide range of entrees. When purchasing sweet potatoes, look for smooth, unblemished skins. Store in a cool, dark place for up to a week.
Pumpkin pie spice flavors a sweet potato casserole. A corn flake topping adds a tasty crunch for this side dish recipe.
Creamy meringue isn't just for holiday pies. Scoop it on top of mashed sweet potatoes in this special occasion side dish.
This delicious side dish recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving or any special occasion. It features a luscious mix of sweet potatoes, white cheddar cheese, red apples, whipping cream, and fresh thyme.
Roasted potatoes tossed with maple syrup and mustard are both sweet and zesty in this simple recipe.
These baked sweet potatoes are lower in calories, fat, and sugar than the traditional butter and marshmallow version.
Just because something is sweet doesn't mean it can't be good for you: Learn how to make sweet potato casserole and fill your body with loads of vitamin A and fiber.