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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Better Homes and Gardens

A mashed sweet potato keeps these biscuits tender and moist.

Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Pecans

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Sweet-Potato Crunch


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

Coconut-Curry Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Give mashed potatoes a twist your family will love by combining sweet potatoes with coconut milk, curry powder, and crushed red pepper.

Total: 30 mins

Roasted Sweets & Greens

Better Homes and Gardens

Perfectly roasted sweet potatoes are balanced beautifully by an elegant dressing of cider vinegar, fresh garlic and peppery arugula. Hazelnuts add texture and buttery richness. Due to their high fat content, hazelnuts are particularly susceptible to rancidity. For optimal shelf life, store in an air-tight container in the freezer, for up to 3 months.

Lemon-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

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.

Meringue-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Mashed Turnips and Sweets

Better Homes and Gardens

You can cook and mash the sweet potatoes and turnips a day ahead and reheat them in the microwave just before serving.

Total: 55 mins
Back to Top