7 Ways With Sweet Potatoes

From sweet potato biscuits to roasted sweet potato salad, we've offered up seven different ways to cook this traditional holiday vegetable.

  • Sweet Treat
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

    Sweet Treat

    Though sweet potatoes are not "potatoes" at all, you can substitute them for white potatoes in almost any recipe for an extra kick of vitamins A and C. Plus, their rich orange color, sweet taste, and creamy texture rank them among our favorite holiday foods.

  • Baked Sweet Potatoes with Apricots and Bourbon
    David Prince

    Baked Sweet Potatoes with Apricots and Bourbon

    Apricots and a few shots of bourbon add complex flavor to this simple baked sweet potato dish. Ten servings make this dish a great choice for a crowd, and you can do a lot of the preparation up to 2 days ahead of time.
  • Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
    Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Cari South

    Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

    Roasted sweet potatoes drizzled with a homemade bacon dressing–what could be better? This dish is a nice seasonal twist on the traditional potato salad served during summer months. Though the sweet potatoes are already nutrient-rich, the bed of spinach makes this recipe even healthier.
  • Sweet Potato-Parsnip Latkes
    Leo Gong

    Sweet Potato-Parsnip Latkes

    These matzo latkes feature sweet potatos, parsnips, and shallots, making them ideal for Hanukkah celebrations. The Gingered Sour Cream complements the latkes perfectly.
  • Cranberry-Sweet Potato Quick Bread

    Cranberry-Sweet Potato Quick Bread

    Did you know you can make bread from sweet potatoes, too? Quick breads don't require labor-intensive kneading or time to rise, making them popular among busy bakers. This recipe highlights another favorite holiday flavor–cranberry!
  • Streuseled Sweet Potato Casserole
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Streuseled Sweet Potato Casserole

    Sweet potato casserole is one of the most-beloved holiday sides of all time, whether topped with gooey marshmallows or crunchy nuts. This variation features a streusel made from chilled butter, brown sugar, and chopped pecans.
  • Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jen Rotenstreich

    Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin

    If you're looking for a less sugary sweet potato side, check out this gratin. Apples add a richness to the overall flavor, while the breadcrumb topping lends a nice texture.
  • Sweet Potato Biscuits

    Sweet Potato Biscuits

    These biscuits feature the sweet taste of canned sweet potatoes and boast a bolder flavor than regular biscuits. They take a few hours to let rise, punch down, and rise again, but are well worth the wait. This recipe makes 34 biscuits, but we bet you won't have any leftovers!
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