Sweet potatoes are 50/50 around our house — half the family likes them, the other half won’t touch them. If you’ve got sweet potato fans in your house, here are a few fresh takes on sweet potato casserole that they will enjoy — and might even gain some new converts!
My personal favorites are loaded baked sweet potatoes that form a pocket or bowl, so they can hold butter, cinnamon and brown sugar all nice and neat.
Loaded sweet potatoes
Sweet potato casserole is one of the sweet treats of Thanksgiving dinner. This recipe for Loaded sweet potatoes by Six Sisters’ Stuff, tops the potato with mini marshmallows. You can easily customize it to your liking by adding or subtracting marshmallows, pecans and brown sugar.
Layered sweet potato casserole
For a fresh twist on the traditional Thanksgiving sweet potatoes, try the Layered sweet potato casserole from Mostly Homemade Mom. The casserole is made up of three layers and only three ingredients, but it helps create a caramel sauce that your guests will fight over.
Slow cooker candied sweet potatoes
Slow cooker candied sweet potatoes from Six Sisters’ Stuff couldn’t be easier! Dump all ingredients into your crock pot, cook on low for 6 hours, top with marshmallows, broil for 2 minutes and you’re done.
Roasted sweet potatoes
For a creative twist, make Roasted sweet potatoes from Damn Delicious, which includes a crunchy, crushed corn flakes pecan topping on the outer rim and then a ooey, gooey marshmallow topping right in the center that just melts right into the potatoes.
Honey cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes
These Honey cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes from Buns In My Oven are so easy to make. They are tossed in cinnamon and honey for an easy fall side dish that’s full of flavor and perfect for the holidays..
Loaded baked sweet potato skins
These Loaded baked sweet potato skins from Sally’s Baking Addiction topped with cheese and bacon are the perfect snack during the football game! These would also make a great appetizer for a Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering.
For a more unique way to eat sweet potatoes this year you must try these Rosemary sweet potato stackers from Kim’s Healthy Eats. With layers of sweet potatoes, butter, coconut oil, parmesan cheese and rosemary this bite size treat is perfect for a snack or appetizer.
Maple sweet potato hash
And if you are lucky enough to have some leftover sweet potatoes, try this recipe for Maple sweet potato hash from Iowa Girl Eats featuring sausage and maple syrup. Oh, so good!
Sausage and sweet potato stuffed portobello mushrooms
Edible Perspective has three takes on Crispy sweet potato straws. Which flavor will you choose — salt and pepper, curry spice or cinnamon and sugar? They’re the perfect accompaniment to leftover turkey sandwiches later in the day!
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?
We’ve picked the most popular side dishes staples that you are likely to find on your Turkey Day table, now help us rank your favorites! Did your favorite side dish not make the list? Let us know in the comments below!