Sweet Potato Recipes You'll Swear By

Sweet potatoes are one of our favorites when the weather gets cold — and for good reason. Whether you stuff, mash, roast or French fry them, they always end up delicious and satisfying.

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Whiskey-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Guy adds a bit of whiskey to his mixture of sweet potatoes and apples, which gives this dish a ton of flavor.

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Grilled Sweet Potato and Scallion Salad

Bobby bakes sweet potatoes until they are just soft, then grills them to finish cooking. A mustard vinaigrette brings all of the salad's flavors together.

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Sweet Potato Bisque

Think this bisque is all sweet? Garlic, ginger and chipotle peppers provide just the right amount of spice and aromatic kick.

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Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These mashed sweet potatoes have all the elements of a classic sweet potato casserole, but they cook from start to finish in an Instant Pot. And the (optional) marshmallow swirl on top is deliciously decadent.

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Sweet Potato Lasagna

Sweet potatoes sub in for lasagna noodles in this twist on the classic, while spinach adds a pop of color (and plenty of nutrition). The result is a hearty and satisfying main dish that just happens to be vegetarian and gluten-free too!

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Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Rachael packs tons of flavor into this quick sweet potato side dish, mixing in bananas, orange juice, nutmeg and brown sugar.

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Oven Sweet Potato Fries

Who doesn’t love sweet potato fries? These oven-baked versions are great on their own or dipped in ranch dressing.

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Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Bananas with Honey

Roasted bananas are Tyler's secret weapon for an extra-sweet (and super rich) sweet potato casserole.

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon

These simple roasted sweet potatoes get an extra hint of sweetness (and caramelization) from honey.

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S'mores Sweet Potato Cheesecake

This dessert combines two of our favorite desserts: a sweet potato cheesecake and a gooey, melted s'more. All the flavors and textures are there — from the crispy chocolate graham cracker crust to the toasted marshmallows and rich chocolate sauce that gets drizzled over every slice.

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Smoked Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Bobby's twist on scalloped potatoes is a no-brainer: use thinly sliced sweet potatoes for the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

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The Neelys' Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Wondering what makes these twice-baked taters so special? Their insides are a mash of cooked sweet potato, cream cheese, brown sugar, butter and fragrant fall spices.

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Maple Cinnamon Sage Brown Butter

Giada's surprisingly easy homemade gnocchi is an irresistible Italian twist on the classic sweet potato side dish.

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Sweet Potato Poutine

Sweet potato casserole gets a tricky makeover. What looks like a plate of poutine (french fries topped with gravy and cheese curds), is actually a familiar sweet trio: sweet potatoes, brown sugar and toasted marshmallows.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Anne takes sweet potato casserole to the next level by mixing in dried apricots, honey, cinnamon, and orange juice and zest. And, just when you thought it couldn't get any more delicious, she sprinkles it with an oatmeal crisp topping.

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Sweet Potato and Bacon Hash

With smoky bacon, spicy jalapenos and plenty of sweet potatoes, Molly’s breakfast hash offers something for everyone.

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Mini Sweet Potato Muffins

Mini chocolate chips are the perfect size for these tiny sweet potato muffins.

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Guy makes sweet potatoes even sweeter by sprinkling the twice-baked spuds with a sugar and pecan topping.

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Slow-Cooker Spiced Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

These tender sweet potatoes, glazed with butter and spices, are just sweet enough to make them the perfect accompaniment to your favorite poultry or pork dish.

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

Molly’s meat-free burritos are the perfect make-ahead meal. After rolling the burritos, tightly wrap them in plastic wrap and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to eat, simply unwrap a burrito and pop it in the microwave for just a few minutes.

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Melting Sweet Potatoes

This simple recipe might just become your new go-to for family dinners and special occasions. Baking sweet potatoes at a really high temperature caramelizes the outside. Finishing them in chicken broth gives them their creamy texture.

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Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Alton always hated sweet potatoes — until he built an episode of Good Eats around them. Instead of smothering them in marshmallows, he lets them sing by mashing them with smoky spices.

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Rum Sweet Potato Pie

"This is a rendition of my grandmother's world-famous pie — although she didn't have booze in hers!" says Eddie.

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Whole30 Breakfast Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

These twice-baked breakfast potatoes contain all the elements of a brunch feast — eggs, sausage, spuds — contained in one tidy package. It's just a bonus that they also follow the Whole30 program (a lifestyle that encourages you to choose whole food over processed, and eschews sugar, grains, dairy and legumes).

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Spiced Sweet Potato and Garlic Soup

Fresh sweet potato is balanced with savory garlic and a touch of cayenne in this creamy soup.

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Sweet Potato Skins

We love the combo of sweet potato and spicy salsa verde in this healthy version of an appetizer classic. Mash up the leftover scooped-out sweet potatoes and add them to a cheese quesadilla or regular twice-baked potatoes for a marbled effect.

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Sweet Potato Crust Pizza

This gluten-free pizza crust is giving the cauliflower variety a run for its money. Geoffrey tops his with sausage and broccoli rabe for a healthy pizza you can feel good about eating.

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Sweet Potato Souffle

Trisha Yearwood tops sweet potatoes with pecans, brown sugar, flour and butter, then bakes her casserole until slightly brown.

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Sweet Potato Lyonnaise

Lyonnaise potatoes are traditionally made with regular potatoes, but work just as well with sweet potatoes. If you have some on hand, try adding toasted chopped pecans or a dollop of Greek yogurt.

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Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

In a potato slump? We've got the cure. Hasselback sweet potatoes served with a Greek yogurt dipping sauce reimagines the classic baked potato for a tasty (and healthy) show stopping presentation.

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Spicy Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes

Elegant and colorful enough to wow dinner guests, but easy enough to whip up on a school night, this warm salad is a healthy addition to any meal. Add more or less jalapeno depending on your spice preference.

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Curried Sweet Potato Puree

Almond milk makes this dairy-free. The heat from the ginger and curry counter the sweetness of the potatoes, and the lime adds a bright kick at the end.

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The Neelys' Old-School Sweet Potato Souffle

Want to make the ultimate sweet-and-salty sweet potato souffle? Use toasted cashews and shredded coconut.

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Baked Sweet Potato "Fries"

Ina's 5-ingredient sweet potato fries are baked rather than fried which means you don't have to feel bad about going back for seconds. Her secret to crispy skin sans deep fryer? A bit of light brown sugar helps the fries caramelize and crisp up in the oven.

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Sweet Potato Mash

These sweet potatoes get popped into the microwave for a quick cook. Then they're mashed and topped with brown butter and fried sage. We'll have a second scoop, please!

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Sweet Potatoes and Marshmallows

Give your sweet potatoes a little extra sweetness like Sunny does; Make a simple syrup of brown sugar, butter and water.

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Brown Butter Sweet Potato Mash

This mostly-microwaved side is the easiest way to get sweet potato haters on board with the spud. Brown butter adds a nutty richness to classic mashed potatoes.

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Start these off in the microwave to cut down on cook time, plus it'll help you achieve a super soft interior and crispy-charred exterior. And the 4-ingredient herb sauce will taste great on almost anything else that goes on the grill.

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Sweet Potato and Corn Chowder

GZ's ultra-creamy and comforting chowder starts out with a decadent base of rendered bacon and butter. It seems like a lot, but it's the perfect start to a delicious roux that will both flavor and thicken up the chowder to the right consistency.

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Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

Thought potato skins couldn't get any better? Jeff loads sweet potatoes with beans, chorizo and avocado for a hearty and satisfying bite.

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Mexican Chorizo and Sweet Potato Soup

This one-pot soup is loaded with flavor, thanks to spicy chorizo and earthy cumin, but it's also packed with good-for-you veggies like tomato, spinach, avocado and sweet potato, so you can feel good about dishing this mid-week.

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Chili-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

A little bit of chili powder along with a simple sauce of lime, cilantro and sunflower seed butter, transform the same old side dish into a completely new experience. Pop these into the oven while you work on the rest of dinner for true multitasking greatness.

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Grilled Hassleback Sweet Potatoes with Molasses-Nutmeg Butter

Give sweet potatoes a major upgrade by cooking them with a zesty homemade butter flavored with molasses, cilantro, orange zest and nutmeg.

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Carrot, Sweet Potato and Squash Soup

Rachael says, “This scratch soup is a delicious meal or a clever use-up for leftovers of any of the 3 main ingredients after the holiday.”

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