Often confused with sweet potatoes, yams have a rougher skin and a slightly starchier taste. Dress yams up for Thanksgiving with these tasty side dish recipes -- from classic candied yams to colorful casseroles, we have plenty of Thanksgiving yam sides.

Praline Sweet Potatoes

Midwest Living

This sweet potato casserole has a sugared pecan topper, making it an ideal side dish for a special dinner.

Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Family Circle

Although this side-dish recipe is a must-have for Thanksgiving and Christmas, you can enjoy it throughout the winter months when sweet potatoes are most available.

Florence Mama's Candied Yams

Better Homes and Gardens
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