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Sweeeeeet! Sweet potatoes are a must have at Thanksgiving! - 24 recipes

What is Thanksgiving without a sweet potato side dish? Whether you like yours with the toasted marshmallows on top, or just plain, we've got ideas and inspirations for your sweet potatoes!

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By Chez_Alexander

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (4 Votes)
Pecan Orange Sweet Potatoes 1 Picture
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Servings 6
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 45

  • SWEET POTATO MIXTURE:
  • 3 3 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 2 2 tablespoons San-J Orange Sauce
  • 1/4 1/4 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 2 2 large eggs
  • Grapeseed oil or olive oil
  • PECAN TOPPING:
  • 1 1 1 cup raw pecan halves
  • 1/8 1/8 1/8 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1 1 tablespoon San-J Orange Sauce

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A perfect sweet potato side dish with a hint of orange flavor, topped with sugary pecans

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This recipe provides an awesome trick to make the perfect Hasselback-style potatoes—try it tonight!

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup pecans,chopped
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3.9/5 (26 Votes)

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This candied sweet potato dish is best served warm rather than piping hot, which makes it convenient for Thanksgivi...

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, scrubbed*
  • 1/2 cup butter (1-stick)
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (optional, but my addition)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla (optional, but my addition)
4.4/5 (14 Votes)

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This Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Gratin recipe is a deliciously perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, or any ti...

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 2 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh sage
  • 2 cups heavy cream, 16 ounes
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut using the straight blade of a Spiralizer
  • 1 1/2 pound butternut squash, peeled and cut using the straight blade of a Spiralizer
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon dried bread crumbs
4.5/5 (8 Votes)

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Maple syrup and apples add a sweet taste to this sweet potato recipe

  • 2 pounds baked sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into slices
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into slices
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4.7/5 (12 Votes)

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Sweet Potato Casserole like Ruth’s Chris with a pecan crust! Perfect for Thanksgiving and a delicious alternative

  • CRUST:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans preferred)
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • SWEET POTATO MIXTURE:
  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (can use canned to save time, just drain)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs (well beaten)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
4.4/5 (100 Votes)

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Everybody loves a Sweet Potato Casserole! This one is topped with a brown sugar and pecan mixture - is it a side di

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
4.7/5 (47 Votes)

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A dish of bright orange, creamy sweet potatoes topped with a sticky layer of gooey, golden brown marshmallows is an...

  • 4 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups cornflakes cereal, crushed
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
4.5/5 (49 Votes)

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Candied sweet potatoes in less than 10 minutes? It's possible with this quick and easy pressure cooker recipe

  • 3 sweet potatoes, cut in 3/4 inch slices then cubed
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Marshmallows, optional
4.6/5 (27 Votes)

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Here's another vegetable recipe that is sure to please, and I bet you didn’t realize you could do this idea witho...

  • FRYING PAN:
  • BOWL 1: ORANGE
  • 4 medium-sized carrots
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • BOWL 2: WHITE
  • 5 medium-sized white-fleshed potatoes, peeled
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • BOWL 3: GREEN
  • 6 firm, large green zucchinis
  • 1 large white-fleshed potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 4 large onions, diced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
4.9/5 (8 Votes)

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Although Americans often refer to sweet potatoes as yams, true yams are rarely available in U

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed but unpeeled
4.4/5 (44 Votes)

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I'm on cloud nine having just had a small helping of my sweet potato casserole

  • SWEET POTATOES:
  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (from baked sweet potatoes)
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 bag (6 ounce) pecan halves
  • 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup honey (I used chestnut honey)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • salt
4.3/5 (42 Votes)

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Sweet potatoes are baked, then the meat from the sweet potato is mixed with goat cheese and seasonings, and put bac...

  • 4 large sweet potatoes, mostly fat and round
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 honey crisp apples, diced
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
4.6/5 (14 Votes)

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Try this easy Sweet Potato Fritters with Yogurt Chive Dipping Sauce for a dip-able appetizer that is sure to be a h...

  • FRITTERS:
  • 1-pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • vegetable oil for deep-fat frying
  • YOUGURT-CHIVE DIPPING SAUCE:
  • 1 (6-ounce) carton plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
4.6/5 (12 Votes)

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Put a spin on a Thanksgiving classic with this sweet potato bake

  • 6 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (8-ounce) can unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, divided
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
4.6/5 (12 Votes)

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