Sweet Potatoes

Some folks would say Thanksgiving dinner just isn't the same without a side of sweet potatoes. This Thanksgiving, try glazing them with honey, sauteing them with cranberries, or baking them with apples and a drizzle of maple syrup -- with mouthwatering recipes like these, you're sure to find a sweet potato side dish you love.

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Sweet Potatoes for Grandma

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."

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Betty Crocker

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... With a special twist for a surprise ending, our traditional sweet, creamy candied sweet potato recipe has a crunchy, whole-grain cereal and pecan topping for stand-out status.

Total: 1 hr

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

These special occasion sweet potatoes can be made ahead. Reheat before dinner.

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.

How to Make Glazed Sweet Potatoes

You can enjoy this holiday treat year round with this easy recipe. Glazed sweet potatoes are most abundant during those cold winter months.

How to Make Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes

When Thanksgiving rolls around, you'll be happy you learned to make classic candied sweet potatoes, the ultimate crowd pleaser.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Thanksgiving Countdown: Yams vs. Sweet Potatoes

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.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Better Homes and Gardens

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

How to Make Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Upgrade your side dish game and make this pretty, accordion-like roasted sweet potato recipe. Its perfect for a dinner party but easy enough for a weeknight!

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Mushooms and Bacon

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Skillet Sweet Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Bring these low-calorie, no-fat glazed sweet potatoes to your next holiday event or serve them at home for a weekday dinner.

Sweet Potato Souffles

The Food Channel

These lightly sweet and airy autumn souffles can serve as a special side dish or dessert. Ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Better Homes and Gardens

A mashed sweet potato keeps these biscuits tender and moist.

Total: 1 hr 2 mins

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow Surprise


The perfect "do ahead" side dish for the season -- silky and delicious with a sweet surprise inside.

Total: 1 hr 20 mins
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