From sweet potato biscuits to roasted sweet potato salad, we've offered up seven different ways to cook this traditional holiday vegetable.
- Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski
Sweet TreatThough 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 BourbonApricots 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 SaladRoasted 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 LatkesThese 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 BreadDid 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 CasseroleSweet 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 GratinIf 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 BiscuitsThese 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!