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21 Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes: From Sweet Potato Casserole To Crockpot Yams And Everything In Between

As nice as it is to have a turkey on the table, my favorite Thanksgiving staple is the sweet potato. Growing up, my mama made ‘em the way you did in the 1980′s–sickly sweet and topped with toasted marshmallows. Though I grew up loving and looking forward to the old school take on the stuff, my healthier grown-up sensibilities have since taken over, and I find myself planning my menu’s each year with less sweet recipes for sweet potatoes.

There are dozens of delicious ways to serve Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving. Here we’ve pulled together 21 favorites–from traditional to trendy–click through, pick your favorite, and add a sweet little touch to your holiday table.

  • Sweet Potatoes Every Which Way 1 of 22
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    If Sweet Potatoes are your favorite part of Thanksgiving Dinner, you're gonna love this slideshow! We've pulled together nearly two dozen ideas for how to serve them up on your holiday table this year!

  • Smoked Paprika Roasted Sweet Poataoes 2 of 22
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    Give your sweet potatoes a salty, spicy, smokey flavor with the addition of seasoned salt, garlic, and smoked paprika! 

    Get the recipe for Smoked Paprika Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • Maple-Spiced Glazed Sweet Potatoes 3 of 22
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    This vegan recipe has hints of citrus and autumn spices, and makes a great addition to the Thanksgiving table!

    Get the recipe for Maple-Spiced Glazed Sweet Potatoes

  • Toasted Everything Sweet Potatoes 4 of 22
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    This Thanksgiving sized-recipe is perfect for a crowd- everyone will love the toasted coconut, toasted pecans, and gooey toasted marshmallows! 

    Get the recipe from CHEEKYKITCHEN

  • Sweet Potato Coins 5 of 22
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    These lovely tapas work well on the Thanksgiving table or passed around as pre-dinner apps!  

    Get the recipe from CHEEKYKITCHEN

  • Sassy Sweet Potato Skins 6 of 22
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    Make the stuffing for these stuffed sweet potatoes ahead of time and watch these crowd-pleasing beauties disappear from the serving plate!  

    Get the recipe from CHEEKYKITCHEN

  • Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Pomegranate Glaze 7 of 22
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    Glistening red pomegranate arils dot these brilliant orange holiday sweet potatoes!

    Get the recipe for Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Pomegranate Glaze

  • Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes 8 of 22
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    These vegan and gluten-free sweet potatoes have a secret ingredient that makes them simply addictive!

    Get the recipe from EDIBLE SOUND BITES

  • Paleo Sweet Potato Skins With Sage Pesto And Bacon 9 of 22
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    Impress your guests with this unusual yet sublime combination of ingredients on your sweet potatoes!

    Get the recipe from LITTLE LEOPARD BOOK

  • Thai-Inspired Whipped Sweet Potatoes 10 of 22
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    Give your Thanksgiving table new flavors- coconut cream, warm spices, and chili give these sweet potatoes a Thai twist!

    Get the recipe from JILLY INSPIRED

  • Mom’s Sweet Potato Stuffed Oranges 11 of 22
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    Little orange cups filled with mashed sweet potatoes and topped with toasted marshmallows will fit snugly on your loaded Thanksgiving plates!

    Get the recipe from THE LITTLE FERRARO KITCHEN

  • Sweet Potato Chips 12 of 22
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    Swap out mashed sweet potatoes for crispy, salty baked ones- they'll become a new Thanksgiving favorite!

    Get the recipe from CULINARY HILL

  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Sauteed Apples 13 of 22
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    Sauteed apples and fried rosemary add a welcome zing to your usual mashed sweet potatoes!

    Get the recipe from EAT YOURSELF SKINNY

  • Coconut Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole 14 of 22
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    This impressive sweet potato casserole is loaded and bursting with pecans, marshmallows, coconut, and raisins!

    Get the recipe from THE COOKING BRIDE

  • "Candied" Sweet Potatoes 15 of 22
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    In this renovated version of candied sweet potatoes, yogurt and goat cheese make a seriously good substitute for the marshmallows!

    Get the recipe from AIDA MOLLENCAMP

  • Hasselback Sweet Potatoes 16 of 22
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    These sliced-almost-through potatoes are stuffed with cranberries, apples, and pecans, then drizzled with maple syrup and butter!

    Get the recipe from MY RECESSION KITCHEN

  • Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes 17 of 22
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    Take the stress out of Thanksgiving day cooking with a much needed crock pot recipe! 

    Get the recipe from SIX SISTER'S STUFF

  • Savory Sweet Potato Tart 18 of 22
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    A puff pastry and sweet potato tart makes a beautiful display on the Thanksgiving table! 

    Get the recipe from SIPPITY SUP

  • Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes With Walnut Streusel 19 of 22
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    These twice baked potatoes are seriously sweet, crunchy, and amazingly good!

    Get the recipe from LAUREN'S LATEST

  • Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin 20 of 22
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    Scalloped sweet potatoes are an excellent creamy, cheesy, rich side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner! 

    Get the recipe from MY KITCHEN ADDICTION

  • Two Potato Chili And Cumin Gratin 21 of 22
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    Cream, cheddar cheese, and aromatic spices turn sliced potatoes into a lovely and comforting side dish!  

    Get the recipe from K.O. RASOI

  • Pecan Crusted Sweet Potatoes 22 of 22
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    This stress-free recipe feeds a crowd, is not overly sweet, and tastes delicious!

    Get the recipe from LET'S DISH

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