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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
4.3/5 (13 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 (97 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 (48 Votes)

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Thanksgiving is all about tradition! Here's one of our families favorites, every Thanksgiving we enjoy this delicio...

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3 medium)
  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 6 medium)
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 6 medium)
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut up
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon peel, finely shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (13 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
4.5/5 (40 Votes)

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Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes are easy to make and the flavors are superb! This is a perfect vegetarian meal, ...

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes*
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon each cumin, coriander, cinnamon, smoked (or regular) paprika
  • Optional: Pinch of sea salt or lemon juice
  • GARLIC HERB SAUCE
  • 1/4 cup hummus, or tahini
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon, about 1 tablespoon
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon dried dill, or 2 to 3 teaspoons fresh dill
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Water or unsweetened almond milk to thin
  • Optional: Sea salt to taste
  • TOPPINGS optional
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Classic brown sugar, roasted sweet potatoes are delicious any time of year, but especially as a side dish for your ...

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite size cubes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (more if you want it sweeter)
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • Sea salt, to taste
5/5 (1 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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Great tasting and healthy for you! These Roasted Sweet Potatoes are my favorite side for the Holidays but enjoy the...

  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite size cubes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (organic)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • Sea salt, to taste
4.5/5 (35 Votes)

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This is the famous Candied Yams recipe from Sweetie Pie's that is loved by all and comes together in only about 40 ...

  • CANDIED YAMS:
  • 3 large sweet potatoes or yams
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
4.4/5 (36 Votes)

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