When the standard baked potato won't do, maybe reach for a sweet potato instead. Sweet potatoes offer a different flavor profile that compliments so many other variations of ingredients. Sweet potatoes can easily become a dessert when paired with sweet ingredients like cinnamon, sugar, marshmallows, or candied pecans, but can also deliver a savory attitude when paired with items such as bacon, chorizo, spinach, and cheese. These hearty potatoes can make an excellent main dish or even a great side at the dinner table. How will you top yours?
Chorizo and Kale-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Zucchini-Arugula Salad
A combo of superlean ground turkey and rich ground pork gives you the ideal mix of flavor and texture while staying nice and light.
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Goat Cheese
This is a decadent yet savory way to serve sweet potatoes. If you're expecting vegetarians, make a couple of potatoes without the bacon. One potato can be enough for at least four people, depending on its size.
Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Chicken and Cashews
Give these sweet potatoes a flavorful kick by adding some cinnamon-seasoned chicken and cashews. Dried cherries and raisins also elevate the texture in this topped potato to a perfect savory-sweet terriroty.
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cheddar and BaconWe swapped regular potatoes for sweet potatoes to bring extra vitamins to the dinner table for these Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cheddar and Bacon.
Cheddar, Broccoli, and Barley Sweet PotatoesDress baked sweet potatoes with broccoli, barley, and cheddar cheese for kid-appeal and a hearty boost of nutrition.
Baked Whole Sweet PotatoesHere's a simple way to bake sweet potatoes. If desired, serve with butter, pepper, and salt.
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Toasted MarshmallowsIn this clever version of candied sweet potatoes with marshmallows (one of Gary Vaynerchuk's favorite Thanksgiving dishes), Grace Parisi mashes sweet potatoes with deeply flavorful grade B maple syrup and butter before stuffing them back into their skins and baking them a second time.Slideshow: More Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Baked Sweet PotatoesBaked sweet potatoes are terrific with just a little butter and seasoning. Purists will love this recipe but if you need a little something extra, try sprinkling brown sugar or ground cinnamon over the top for a finishing touch.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Maple ButterPrep: 5 minutes; Cook: 60 minutes. If you don't have enough room in your oven for sweet potatoes while roasting the turkey, cook them in advance and reheat while the turkey is resting.
Sweet Potatoes with Curried Puffed GrainsChefs are puffing up all kinds of grains to add a texture jolt. Here, Grace Parisi's take on the trend: A homemade curry mix—using store-bought ingredients like puffed rice, wheat, corn and—becomes the crisp, playful topping on these easy twice-baked sweet potatoes.
Twice-Baked Sweet Potato Boats with Bacon-Pecan Topping
Every year, Williams-Sonoma holds a competition among their corporate employees for the best Thanksgiving side dishes. This recipe is adapted from Rachel Thur's winning recipe. I enjoyed it so much that I served it at Thanksgiving the following week, and everyone asked for the recipe. It must be something about the contrast of smooth sweet potatoes, salty bacon, and crunchy pecans mixed with the right amount of brown sugar. I owe you one, Rachel!
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
By twice-baking these potatoes, the skin gets extra crispy and the interior extra tender. Top these potatoes with your favorite ingredients for a truly delightful meal or side dish.
Quick-and-Easy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
When you want an easy side or main dish item for dinner, look no further than these fantastic and easy twice-baked sweet potatoes. Make them savory or sweet by topping them with creative ingredient ideas, like toasted nuts, beans, or veggies.
Stuffed Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Take the traditional baked potato and raise it up a few notches by swapping it out for a sweet potato and stuffing it with some great ingredients like bacon and sour cream. The flavor of this potato is fantastic and the sweet potato offers tantalizingly good flavor.
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Creamy Spinach Topping
Make these sweet potatoes a savory affair by topping them with a creamy and delicious spinach topping. The spinach makes a hearty (and healthy!) addition and offsets the creaminess, working in tandem with the sweet potato to deliver a truly delicious and nutritious meal or side dish.
Apple-Pecan-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
This baked potato finds its sweet side with the addition of apples, raisins, pecans, and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. It's like a miniature sweet potato casserole, so what's not to love?
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes With Bacon and Sour Cream
Just like traditional baked potatoes, these loaded sweet potatoes get the royal treatment when topped with bacon and sour cream. They're savory, delicious, and work well as weeknight meal idea.