Fall Fest: Sweet Potato Sides, Chef by Chef

By: Kirsten Vala

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Tyler's Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan and Marshmallow Streusel

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With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it's time to seriously ponder sweet potato sides. What will it be this year – mashed, baked, stuffed or smashed? Here are some top recipe picks from Food Network chefs.

This twice-baked potato has everything: fresh sweet potatoes, toasted pecans, a touch of cinnamon and, of course, melted marshmallows.

For a twist on tradition, Bobby makes a spicy and sweet version of scalloped potatoes sure to wow a crowd.

Bobby's Smoked Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Photo by: Tara Donne ©2009, Tara Donne.

Tara Donne, 2009, Tara Donne.

In over-the-top Southern style, Paula covers large marshmallows in mashed sweet potatoes, rolls them in coconut and bakes. This super sweet side could double as dessert!

What's your favorite Thanksgiving sweet potato side? Shout it out in the comments, or share your favorite recipes on Twitter at #fallfood.

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