12 Ways to Serve Sweet Potatoes at Your Holiday Feast

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If you go crazy over sweet potatoes like many would for a pumpkin spiced latte, you know how to roast them to perfect tenderness. You also know that sweet potatoes don't have to be served as the traditional diced and roasted side. Break away from the norm this holiday season with these 12 creative sweet potato recipes.

 

1. Sweet Potato Biscuits

Start your meal off right with these biscuits—a great addition to traditional butternut squash or root vegetable soup as your appetizer. They're simple and easy to prepare, yielding sweet, buttery biscuits to spice up the traditional holiday buns. Get our Sweet Potato Biscuits recipe.

 

2. Baked Ginger Sweet Potatoes

You know cinnamon, brown sugar, and honey recipes for the famous sweet potato side—this recipe uses an inventive glaze of freshly squeezed orange juice, apricot preserves, and grated fresh ginger to balance out the sweet root vegetable. Get our Baked Ginger Sweet Potatoes recipe.

 

3. Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon

This casserole puts a flavorful twist on the traditional mashed sweet potato side—bourbon creates a woody taste to complement the pecan-and-brown-sugar streusel that's baked on top. Get our Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole recipe.

 

4. Sweet Potato Fries

Have a big kids table in attendance this year? This side will be a hit amongst both young and old. Make restaurant-quality fries in just a few easy steps, and you'll be in full control of their crunchiness and spiciness. Get our Sweet Potato Fries recipe.

 

5. Tempura-Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Panko

With tempura, panko, and scallions, this easy side adds an Asian twist to traditional baked sweet potatoes. Serve alongside your roasted turkey for an added kick of flavor. Get our Tempura-Glazed Sweet Potatoes recipe.

 

6. Sweet Potato Crisps

Sweet potato crisps are incredibly easy to bake and a huge crowd-pleaser. Ditch the sub-par store-bought chips and make a large batch to hold your party over until the real feast begins. Get our Sweet Potato Crisps recipe.

 

7. Pecan and Sweet Potato Bread

This quick, light, and spicy bread only requires about 15 minutes of active preparation and yields a delicious loaf to serve the whole table. Use it as a more flavorful and filling substitute for traditional rolls and buns. Get our Pecan and Sweet Potato Bread recipe.

 

8. Sweet Potato & Turkey Frittata

This frittata is an impressive breakfast item that only requires 15 minutes of preparation. Make it with your leftover the morning after the holiday, or, better yet, serve it as an inventive side dish or appetizer for the main feast. You'll be incorporating it into your Saturday morning brunch menu before you know it. Get our Sweet Potato and Turkey Frittata recipe.

 

9. Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

These stacks of sweet potatoes are at once elegantly displayed and easily shareable. Get our Scalloped Sweet Potatoes recipe.

 

10. Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

These twice-baked sweet potatoes may look complex, but they only require about 15 minutes of active preparation. Use it as an easy, creative side dish for the bacon lovers at your feast. Get our Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes recipe.

 

11. Pecan-Sweet Potato Pie

While we love a good pumpkin pie, try mixing it up this year by making a sweet potato pie topped with molasses-sweetened bourbon and pecans. vegetables for dessert never tasted so good. Get our Pecan-Sweet Potato Pie recipe.

 

12. Breakfast Sausage & Sweet Potato Muffins

These muffins are the ideal morning-after recipe for leftover mashed sweet potatoes. Feeling really adventurous? Serve them for dessert with a pot of coffee. Get our Breakfast Sausage and Sweet Potato Muffins recipe.

 

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