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Thanksgiving can be stressful. There are menus to plan, turkeys to roast, and houses to clean. But did you ever consider that maybe the real reason that you're dissatisfied with Thanksgiving is that you're bored with your menu? Sure, traditional autumn food can be great, but there's no reason to stick to the same menu year after year. Why not add one new dish to your Thanksgiving table this year?

With this resolve in mind, we compiled this list of our 10 best sweet potato recipes. Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile and, in contrast to traditional Thanksgiving potatoes, taste both savory and sweet. There's no reason that Thanksgiving potatoes must be mashed, and our list features recipes for fried and baked sweet potatoes that are just as delicious and seasonally appropriate as traditional mashed potatoes.

Inject a little color into your Thanksgiving dinner - try these sweet potato recipes!

Table of Contents

Baked Sweet Potatoes
Fried Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Scones and Desserts
Traditional Sweet Potatoes


Baked Sweet Potatoes

Brandied Sweet Potatoes - All of your guests will love this sticky-sweet casserole. Brandied Sweet Potatoes make a tart, unusual autumn side dish.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Yogurt Sauce - Use yogurt to add a deliciously unexpected Middle Eastern flavor to your sweet potatoes this Thanksgiving. Baking sweet potatoes seals in flavor without adding fat.

Original Baked Sweet Potatoes - As the title says, these are the originals. Add as much - or as little - sugar and sweets as you like to these baked sweet potatoes.

Peanut Butter-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - These potatoes are delightfully rich and gooey. Who says baked potatoes can't be a dessert?


Fried Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Hashbrowns with Bacon - Sweet Potato Hashbrowns with Bacon are the perfect way to begin a crisp fall day. This meal is richer in vitamins than a typical meat-and-potatoes breakfast.

Deep-Fried Sweet Potatoes - Be honest with yourself: you can't be all-natural and low-calorie every day. Indulge your cravings with Deep-Fried Sweet Potatoes!


Sweet Potato Scones and Desserts

Sweet Potato Biscuits - In terms of both health and taste, Sweet Potato Biscuits are a great alternative to the white-flour, butter-slathered buns served at most Thanksgiving tables. These biscuits are both savory and sweet.

Sweet Potato Beignets - Sweet Potato Beignets (fried doughnuts) are just the right combination of sophisticated sweetness and deep-fried crunch. This was the recipe that changed my mind about sweet potatoes!


Traditional Sweet Potatoes

Fluffy Mashed Sweet Potatoes - This dish is as creamy as regular mashed potatoes, but honey and a delicious spike of ginger adds sweetness. Kids love these sweet mashed potatoes.

Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow Topping - This recipe is an update on the buttery-sweet dish your grandma used to make. Serve Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow Topping for Thanksgiving - and save an extra-large portion for the kids!

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