Sweet Potatoes

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.

How to Bake Sweet Potatoes

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.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Mushooms and Bacon

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Balance the natural sugars in sweet potato with the earthiness of mushrooms and the saltiness of bacon for a stunner of a side dish.

Total: 30 mins

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

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Cutting the potatoes into small cubes before boiling prevents them from becoming waterlogged and results in a fluffier mashed potato side dish.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Cutting the potatoes into small cubes before boiling prevents them from becoming waterlogged and results in a fluffier finish to this easy side dish.

How to Make Sweet Potato Casserole

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.

Warm Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad

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Add salami and stir-fried sweet potatoes to a wilted spinach salad. The results are worthy of a Christmas table side dish.

Lemon-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

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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.

Meringue-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

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Creamy meringue isn't just for holiday pies. Scoop it on top of mashed sweet potatoes in this special occasion side dish.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with White Cheddar

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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.

Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Pecans

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Toasted pecans and sticky-sweet marshmallows top creamy whipped sweet potatoes.

Cumin-Rubbed Sweet Potatoes with Sage

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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.

Mallow-Praline Sweet Potato Pie

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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.

Sweet-Potato Crunch

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Pumpkin pie spice flavors a sweet potato casserole. A corn flake topping adds a tasty crunch for this side dish recipe.

Glazed Sweet Potatoes

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Roasted potatoes tossed with maple syrup and mustard are both sweet and zesty in this simple recipe.

Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

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These baked sweet potatoes are lower in calories, fat, and sugar than the traditional butter and marshmallow version.

Apple-Buttered Sweet Potatoes

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