Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Recipes

Whether savory or sweet, a sweet potato dish can easily make a winning impression at Thanksgiving dinner. Here are 20 recipes that include casseroles, soups, pies, and more.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble

This sweet potato casserole is an especially festive, over-the-top take on the Thanksgiving classic, topped with a crisp pecan crumble and dotted with marshmallows.Todd Coleman
Garlic and Sweet Potato Crostini

Roasted Garlic and Sweet Potato Crostini

Sweet and savory, crunchy and creamy come together on little toasts, which pair cubes of sweet potato with a flavorful spread featuring lemon zest, capers and sour cream.Helen Rosner
Maple Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Maple Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Maple syrup enhances the sweetness of this simple sweet potato mash.Maxime Iattoni
Sweet Potato Honey Fries with Curry-Honey Sauce

Sweet Potato Honey Fries with Curry-Honey Sauce

An aromatic combination of spices elevate the humble sweet potato oven fry to something truly special.Maxime Iattoni
Lemon-and-Herb-Roasted Vegetables

Lemon-and-Herb-Roasted Vegetables

Chopped whole lemon and spicy fresh ginger lend brightness to hearty roasted vegetables including sweet potatoes, acorn squash, and carrots.Saveur
Kale and Sweet Potato Gratin

Kale and Sweet Potato Gratin

Don't limit traditional pie spices—clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg—to the dessert table. In this cheesy, rich gratin, the spices take a savory note alongside kale, sweet potatoes, and sharp white cheddar.Maxime Iattoni
Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon and Pineapple

Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon and Pineapple

A variation of traditional sweet potato casserole gets its depth of flavor from bourbon and pineapple.Anna Stockwell
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Black Pepper

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Black Pepper

SAVEUR associate food editor Ben Mims loves brown sugar and black pepper together: the pepper provides a pleasant heat, and the sugar brings out the spice's latent sweetness. On a rich and earthy baked potato, the combination is a natural. See the recipe for Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Black Pepper »Todd Coleman
Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Boiling the sweet potatoes (instead of baking) will give the pie a lovely, bright orange color.Todd Coleman
Sweet Potatoes in Syrup with Guava

Sweet Potatoes in Syrup with Guava

A sweet and tangy preparation of sweet potatoes can be served as a side or dessert.Landon Nordeman
Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet Potato Cake

Layers of spiced sweet potato cake alternate with marshmallowy meringue icing in a rich dessert that's a riff on the classic Thanksgiving side.Todd Coleman
Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

This recipe was given to SAVEUR's assistant test kitchen director, Ben Mims, by his aunt Barbara Jane Busick, a home cook in Brandon, Mississippi. See the recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole »Andre Baranowski
Sweet Potato Cobbler

Sweet Potato Cobbler

A trick we learned while getting this recipe from Alabama native Alma Lambert is to make an extra top crust along with the cobbler. This way you can replace the quickly eaten up original, making two cobblers out of one. See the recipe for Sweet Potato Cobbler »Michael Piazza
Sweet Potato Tipsy

Sweet Potato Tipsy

This is our adaptation of a Louisiana family recipe from How America Eats, by Clementine Paddleford, (Scribner, N.Y., 1960). See the recipe for Sweet Potato Tipsy »James Baigrie
Sweet Potato Bread Pudding

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding

A Cajun-inspired dessert comes from the home of Marcia Ball, blues singer and piano player.Laurie Smith
Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

This sweet potato casserole is best made with a less stringy variety of sweet potatoes called "hernadez". See the recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole »Christopher Hirsheimer
Yams with Ginger and Scallions

Yams with Ginger and Scallions

The kick of chile, ginger, and lime offers a welcome counterpoint to the rich, sweet flavor of yams. See the recipe for Yams with Ginger and Scallions »Larry Nighswander
Fried Sweet Potatoes

Fried Sweet Potatoes

The Cajun pig parties known as boucheries are festive, often raucous, and generally casual--hence the popularity of side dishes that don't require utensils, like these sweet potatoes. Use a crinkle-cut knife to give them a little flair, if you like. See the recipe for Fried Sweet Potatoes »Chris Granger
Pureed Sweet Potato Soup

Pureed Sweet Potato Soup

The Ahwahnee kitchen estimates that it serves about 45 gallons of soup at every seating of the annual Bracebridge Dinner. See the recipe for Pureed Sweet Potato Soup »Arthur Meehan
Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato pie is a longstanding Southern tradition--in many families, the holidays simply aren't complete without one. See the recipe for Sweet Potato Pie »Ben Fink