15 No-Marshmallow Sweet Potato Dishes for Thanksgiving
There's nothing in the Thanksgiving rule book that says sweet potatoes have to be smothered under a blanket of sticky, sweet marshmallows. So, let's break tradition and bring these no-marshmallow sweet potatoes to the table instead. Some play up the sweet in sweet potatoes, while others go to the savory side. Either way, your marshmallow-phobic friends will thank you.
Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Caramelized Onions
Smoky bacon and caramelized onions play well with sweet potatoes in this savory dish. "Excellent," says STUARTRICE. "We made this for Thanksgiving. I made the night before to be as prepared as possible for dinner. Warmed in over after the turkey came out and microwaved the sauce. A nice time saver for this yummy dish."
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Ricotta Cheese
Individual sweet potato boats have a certain rustic charm to them that aligns beautifully with Thanksgiving's earthy vibe. But if you want to dress them up a bit, top them with a little extra ricotta cheese or chopped sage.
Grilled Chipotle Sweet Potatoes
Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Rock_lobster reminds us to cut the onions into wedges so they can stand up to the high oven heat without shrinking into nothingness.
Sweet Potato Oranges
Here's a clever serving idea: Fill orange halves with mashed sweet potatoes to make individual cups. Go a step further and press pecan halves into the filling before the oranges go into the oven.
Smushed Apples and Sweet Potatoes
Two iconic fall flavors come together to make this comforting mashed potato side dish. Just a note about the sugar: A tart apple like a Granny Smith might need the full 1/4 cup called for in the recipe, but if you use a sweeter apple, you could dial back the sugar.
Curried Sweet Potato Latkes
Sweet Potatoes with Brandy and Raisins
Raisins go for a boozy brandy soak, then get baked up with brown sugar and sweet potatoes. mauigirl suggests using dried cranberries instead of raisins, which sounds pretty amazing. What do you think?
Baked Autumn Veggighetti
Break out the spiralizer to make this healthy, gorgeous side dish. To save work on Thanksgiving, prep the vegetables the day before and store them overnight in a zip-top bag.
Sweet Potato, Pear and Pineapple Bread Pudding
Sweet Potato Crisp
"Everyone at my house likes this at Thanksgiving. You can add any spices you want to the sweet potato, like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, etc. The topping is nice and crunchy." —RB1953
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash
For an unexpected side dish, give sweet potatoes a cheesy makeover. Asiago cheese, sage, butter, olive oil, garlic salt, and pepper help this casserole achieve the ideal balance of savory and sweet.
Sweet Potato Streusel Casserole with Coconut
If you're accustomed to marshmallowy sweet potatoes, you'll find a more-than-worthy replacement in this sweet potato casserole. Flaked coconut and pecans give its crumbly streusel topping five-star flavor.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Onions
Wondering why we keep returning to sweet potato and onion dishes? Let this review from MDMCQUEEN convince you: "I wasn't sure how well sweet potatoes and onions would work together, but to my surprise, they were delicious!" Add almonds slices for crunch and amaretto liqueur for sweetness.
Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Orange zest and orange juice infuse syrupy sweet potatoes with a flavor that's not as "overpoweringly sweet as the marshmallow recipes are," as reviewer pokawa puts it.