This collection of 15 Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Recipes features simple, homemade, no-fuss sweet potato recipes that are perfect whether you are serving them for a quick weeknight meal or for a special occasion.
Although crowd-pleasing sweet potato side dishes reign supreme at Thanksgiving and the holidays, they are also perfect to serve any time of the year. Whether you are looking for a sweet potato side dish, main dish, salad, soup, or even dessert, I’ve got you covered.
From my personal favorite, Sweet Potato Bread with Pecans, to breakfast and brunch staple, Sweet Potato Hash, and dessert superstar, Sweet Potato Pie, there is something for everyone. All are easy, hearty, delicious, and satisfying recipes that include sweet potatoes, which are classified as a superfood!
Southern Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole
Southern Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon and Pecans is a delightful combination of flavors that is sure to draw rave reviews from everyone. This is a lighter version of the classic recipe for sweet potato casserole with pecans most folks expect to see on Thanksgiving. But it has a fun twist, a touch of bourbon, the quintessential southern liquor.
Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes
Old-fashioned Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes with pecans is a dazzling holiday side dish with a rich combination of flavors and textures. This recipe features thinly sliced tender sweet potatoes perfectly seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves and blanketed in caramelized brown sugar, sweet, creamy butter, and candied pecans.
Easy Southern Sweet Potato Bread with Pecans
Easy Southern Sweet Potato Bread with Pecans is the ultimate quick bread! It’s moist, flavorful, and loaded with sweet potatoes and crunchy pecans. Tasty sweet potato bread is the height of quick bread perfection, and trying to resist a slice is futile!
Roasted Turkey Breast with Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries
Flavorful Roasted Turkey Breast with Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries is the perfect Thanksgiving dinner recipe for a small gathering. Not only does this amazing dish make a beautiful presentation and feed four, but it is made in one skillet and cooks in under an hour.
Healthy Roasted Sweet Potato Stacks
Healthy Roasted Sweet Potato Stacks are the stuff sweet potato dreams are made of, full of nutritious and flavorful sweet potatoes, scallions, roasted pecans, and maple syrup!
Sweet Potato Pie with Condensed Milk
My, oh my, Sweet Potato Pie! Southern Sweet Potato Pie with Condensed Milk tastes like a cool crisp fall day; warm, pungent spices and Thanksgiving all wrapped up in one delicious and decadent bite.
Easy Sweet Potato Hash
Easy Southern Sweet Potato Hash is full of healthy sweet potatoes, crisp Granny Smith apples, tart cranberries, and bacon cooked with eggs in a cast-iron skillet! Versatile, sweet, and savory Easy Southern Sweet Potato Hash is the “breakfast of champions” and a great way to start the day!
Savory Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Imagine, if you will, soft, fluffy, and savory baked sweet potatoes combined with shallots, thyme, butter, and delicious Fontina cheese. These unique Savory Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes should be making an appearance on your Thanksgiving table this year!
Healthy Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Healthy Roasted Sweet Potato Salad is a unique, colorful, healthy, and, best of all, delicious choice for your Thanksgiving dinner.
Terry’s Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole
Are you looking for the most delicious Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole that you have ever eaten? One that is decadent beyond description and will have your family clamoring for more?
Well, you are in the right place because Terry’s Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole is all that and more!
Easy Creamy Southern Sweet Potato Soup
Easy Creamy Southern Sweet Potato Soup is as smooth as velvet, a little spicy, and pure creamy deliciousness. Sweet and savory with carrots and sweet potatoes, this homemade soup is quick to make and even quicker to disappear.
Topped with candied pecans, this easy soup recipe is 100% delicious.
Fall Harvest Salad with Apples and Sweet Potatoes
This irresistibly delicious Fall Harvest Salad with Apples and Sweet Potatoes is as pretty as a picture and tastes as good as it looks! Full of roasted sweet potatoes, juicy sliced apples, and crunchy roasted pecans, this healthy salad will remind you of a cool crisp Fall day.
Smoked Sweet Potatoes
Sinfully delicious, Smoked Sweet Potatoes topped with Maple Bourbon Butter will rock your world with their sweet and savory smoked potato goodness. The light smoky flavor goes beautifully with the delicate sweetness of the potato, and this incredible side dish is super easy to make.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Easy Southern Sweet Potato Biscuits with Cranberry Aioli – say yes, please! How could you not love this combination of sweet and savory flavors? Add some salty country ham, and you have a delicious homemade biscuit fit for a king or queen.
If you are not planning to entertain the Royals, how about serving these yummy biscuits for an Easter or Mother’s Day Brunch or Lunch?
Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup
What better way to celebrate cooler weather than with the warm, cozy deliciousness of a steaming bowl of smooth, velvety Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup?
Creamy roasted pumpkin and sweet potato soup is a perfect first or starter course for Thanksgiving, or it’s an easy, healthy, light lunch or dinner. And, the best part, kids love it!
Sweet potato FAQs:
This depends on where you live. Although mashed potatoes are the number one side dish across the country, in the South, sweet potato casseroles such as Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole and Terry’s Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole are unabashedly the star of the side dish lineup and are a must on any southern Thanksgiving dinner table.
There are two camps on what kind of topping should be on sweet potato casseroles. One insists on marshmallows, and the other is adamant that you can’t have a sweet potato casserole without a pecan brown sugar topping or a pecan streusel topping.
Ours is a house divided, so I often put marshmallows on one side and pecans and brown sugar on the opposite side.
Baking or roasting sweet potatoes in the oven is the healthiest way to cook sweet potatoes. On their own, sweet potatoes are considered a superfood and are loaded with vitamins and minerals; it’s when you add copious amounts of butter, sugar, and other “fixin’s” that you can get into trouble.
As you can see from this collection, sweet potatoes can be used in all sorts of dishes, from sides to mains. These versatile, flavorful, and colorful potatoes can also be substituted for regular white potatoes in most recipes.
While many folks use the terms interchangeably, and while both are tuber-shaped, sweet potatoes and yams are two very different food items.
Most of the time, when folks think they are eating yams or when they see candied yams in the grocery store, they are actually sweet potatoes.
Sweet potatoes are grown in the South, while yams are grown in West Africa.
More Thanksgiving recipes:
No Thanksgiving meal would be complete without dessert, and these two recipe collections are full of ideas for ending everything on a sweet note:
And, because Christmas isn’t far behind, I thought you might be interested in these Christmas recipe collections:
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