Everybody knows that the sweetest part of Thanksgiving dinner is the sweet potatoes! We love 'em as a side or a dessert. Check out all our favorite ways to mash up this tasty veggie.

Twice-Cooked Sweet Potatoes with Fried Rosemary & Garlic Chips

twice cooked sweet potatoes with fried rosemary garlic chips
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Topped with caramelized onions and crispy garlic, this side is seriously savory (and seriously good!).

Sweet Potato & Apple Gratin

sweet potato and apple gratin

Take advantage of autumn's delicious produce. Thinly sliced sweet potatoes and apples get even more flavorful when stacked together with onion sauce up to two days ahead.

Cheesy Sweet Potato Gratin

cheesy sweet potato gratin
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Easy, cheesy, beautiful!

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes, Three Ways

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes, Three Ways

Choose what works for you: mashmallows, pumpkin seeds, or pecans!

Sweet Potato & Orange Casserole

joy philbin's sweet potato orange casserole

Sometimes, sweet on sweet is the way to go. This recipe layers orange slices with sweet potatoes for a delicious twist.

Recipe: Try Joy Philbin's Sweet Potato & Orange Casserole

Patti LaBelle's Sweet Potato Pie

patti labelle sweet potato pie
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Instead of following the crowd with another pumpkin pie, opt for its close cousin. Don't forget the equal-sized dollop of homemade whipped cream!

Where to buy: Patti's Good Life by Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie, $3.98 at Walmart.com

Sweet Potato & Arugula Salad with Farro & Lentils

sweet potato & arugula salad with farro & lentils
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For a healthy option, make this vegan salad with lentils, farro, and pumpkin seeds.

Jerk Sweet Potatoes

jerk sweet potatoes
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You only need a few ingredients to take your sweet potatoes to the next level. 

Recipe: Try our Jerk Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Casserole with Chia Seed Streusel 

Sweet Potato Casserole with Chia-Seed Streusel

Grab a spoon and dig in!

Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro

Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro

Make sweet potatoes even sweeter with dried cranberries.

Golden Mashers

golden mashers

Don't choose between mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes at Thanksgivg. Make both at once!

Recipe: Try our Golden Mashers

Spiced Sweet Potato Biscuits

Spiced Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sneak a little sweet potato into your biscuits for a festive twist and an even softer inside.

Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Tip: To cut down on cooking time, skip peeling—just roast the potatoes in their skins before mashing.

Recipe: Try our Maple Sweet Potatoes

Toasted Marshmallow Sweet Potato Pie

toasted marshmallow sweet potato pie

Warm, roasted marshmallows top off this creamy sweet potato pie. It's like an indoor sweet potato campfire!

Caramel Apple-Sweet Potato Casserole

Caramel Apple-Sweet Potato Casserole

This casserole-meets-stuffing side packs the flavor with chunks of tart apple, apple juice, and—of course—sweet potatoes!

Sweet Potato Custard

sweet potato custard

You've gotta try this smooth and sweet potato custard. Sprinkle with toasted chopped pecans.

Recipe: Try our Sweet Potato Custard

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted sweet potatoes paired with cilantro gives a garden-fresh feel to this hearty, yet simple dish.

Recipe: Try our Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potatoes and Corn

sweet potatoes and corn

Mix together sweet potatoes, corn shallots, and fresh greens, then season with lime juice and chili powder for an easy-as-pie dish.

Mashed Potato Layer Bake

This layered casserole of creamy mashed white and sweet potatoes is flavored with cream cheese and sour cream, and topped with two kinds of cheese.

Recipe: Try our Mashed Potato Layer Bake

Sweet Potato Bites

Sweet Potato Bites

Slice up sweet potatoes, then spice and add a dollop of sour cream and dill for dipping. Now that's a nutritious nibble!

Recipe: Try our Sweet Potato Bites

Mashed Caramel Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Caramel Sweet Potatoes

Just when you thought your sweet potatoes couldn't get any sweeter, we drizzle in some caramel sauce—it's the ultimate sweet tooth satisfier.

Fleur's Sweet Potato Tart

Fleur's Sweet Potato Tart

Chef Adam Perry Lang's wife, Fleur, shows us how to whip up this sweet potato tart complete with shortbread cookie crumbles and a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream.

Recipe: Try our Sweet Potato Tart

Roasted Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

Roasted Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

Ditch your ordinary French fries for this baked alternative. Not only are these a quick and healthy option, but they're sweetened with warm cinnamon, too.

Roasted Sweet Potato & Carrot Puree

Mix together two of fall's best orange veggies for this carrot and sweet potato puree. Nothing compliments your Thanksgiving turkey better.

Southwestern Kale & Sweet Potato Salad

Southwestern Kale & Sweet Potato Salad

Depart from the usual marshmallow-topped dish with this healthier side salad. With tender sweet potatoes and toasted pepitas, you won't even notice the missing casserole.

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash

Add a breakfast spin to the Thanksgiving table by sautéing peppers and onions in with diced sweet potatoes. Everyone will be wanting seconds.

Recipe: Try our Sweet Potato Hash

Roasted Carrot, Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

Roasted Carrot, Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

Who says soup can't be a Thanksgiving dish? This sweet blend of all things orange is exactly what we want to accompany our turkey.

Sweet Potatoes with Scallion Butter

Sweet Potatoes with Scallion Butter

DIY scallion butter and smother it on roasted sweet potatoes for a unique flavor combo, then toss on some sliced Fresno chiles to balance out the sweet. Your dinner guests will thank you.

Nutty Sweet Potato Casserole

Nutty Sweet Potato Casserole

Funky dishes are exciting, but we know that classic is good too. Here it is—the best basic sweet potato and pecan casserole.

Sweet Potatoes with Pear-Molasses Compote

Sweet Potatoes with Pear-Molasses Compote

If you're the type to grill out even in freezing weather, this one's for you. Or, just use a grill pan.

Sweet Potato-Apple Latkes with Cranberry Sauce


Hanukkah may come after Thanksgiving, but anytime is a good time to enjoy potato pancakes. Especially when they're made from sweet potatoes and topped with a zingy cranberry spread.

Sweet Potato, Coconut & Pecan Muffins

sweet potato coconut pecan muffins

If Thanksgiving isn't one massive carb fest, we don't know what it is. Celebrate that by combining some of those carbs together!

Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
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These may have been intended for a campfire or tailgate, but with rosemary, maple syrup, and bacon, there's no reason they can't work as a Turkey Day side, too.

Sweet Potato Oven Fries

ziggy marleys sweet potato oven fries
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With all the prep needed on Thanksgiving, your kitchen might look like a crime scene. Simplify one dish by cooking up these basic oven-baked fries.

Recipe: Try our Sweet Potato Oven Fries