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.See Popular Sweet Potatoes Recipes
This past weekend my mom called me to go over the Thanksgiving menu. We went through it item by item, reviewed our list, checked it twice and then hung up. Two minutes later she called me back and asked if we could really have Thanksgiving without sweet potatoes. I said, "I think we'll have enough food."
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.
You can enjoy this holiday treat year round with this easy recipe. Glazed sweet potatoes are most abundant during those cold winter months.
When Thanksgiving rolls around, you'll be happy you learned to make classic candied sweet potatoes, the ultimate crowd pleaser.
A question about the Thanksgiving menu: Are there any nutritional differences between the regular orange sweet potatoes and the new "white" sweet potatoes? And what's the difference between sweet potatoes and yams? First off, yams and sweet potatoes are from completely unrelated botanical families -- and there are big nutritional differences. Sweet potatoes, from the morning glory family, are notably high in beta-carotene.
Balance the natural sugars in sweet potato with the earthiness of mushrooms and the saltiness of bacon for a stunner of a side dish.
These lightly sweet and airy autumn souffles can serve as a special side dish or dessert. Ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
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.
The perfect "do ahead" side dish for the season -- silky and delicious with a sweet surprise inside.
When you're starving but short on time, these black bean smothered sweet potatoes are just the ticket. The beans bring on the protein, and the potato skin is full of fiber.
Orange fest! Here's a side dish that's as brilliantly colorful as it is subtly sweet. Hard to believe it's also incredibly healthy, combining some of our favorite beta-carotene-loaded vegetables and fruits (sweet potatoes, carrots and apricots, plus vitamin C-packed orange juice, to boot).