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Spiced Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
Start your Thanksgiving meal with this comforting soup filled with the warmth of coriander and fennel and the luscious texture of coconut milk. A garnish of toasted pumpkin seeds offers contrasting crunch.
Cheesy Sweet Potato Stacks
Stacks of thinly sliced sweet potatoes are layered with shredded Manchego cheese, drizzled with garlic-infused cream, and sprinkled with thyme and nutmeg. Serve in the ramekins in which they were baked or remove and plate the elegant stacks with the rest of the Thanksgiving meal.
Grilled Sweet Potato Salad
Thick, grilled slices of sweet potatoes form the base of this colorful salad, mixed with green onions, Feta, basil and thyme and topped with vinaigrette dressing. The leftovers are even tasty after a few days in the fridge.
Sweet Potato Grits with Maple Butter and Bacon
Maple butter and bacon make these grits truly decadent, but the vitamin A and other nutrients in the sweet potatoes make this side dish seem like a health food -- almost.
Sweet Potato and Apple Bread Pudding
Ramekins filled with sweet potatoes, cinnamon raisin bread and apples make an elegant and sweet side. Or serve it for holiday breakfast (instead of the usual French toast) with sausages and fresh sliced melon.
Bacon-Wrapped Curried Sweet Potato Bundles
Thick straws of sweet potato are flavored with curry spices, and then wrapped in bacon and garnished with chopped pecans in this innovative twist on the veggie.
Sweet Potato Quick Bread with Maple Drizzle
This recipe blends the flavors of maple and sweet potato into a dense quick bread. It also makes a perfect hostess gift when wrapped up in parchment and tied with a bow.
Sweet Potato Balls
This make-ahead dish features a yummy marshmallow center is surrounded by a mixture of sweet potatoes, cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg, all rolled up in graham-cracker crumbs. Serve them with turkey or ham, or as a standalone dessert with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Layered Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole
Whether as a side dish with turkey, a vegetarian’s Thanksgiving entrée or a post-holiday leftover mash-up, this hearty casserole melds sweet potatoes, corn and black beans into a Thanksgiving take on a Mexican dish.
Sweet Potato Bars with Chocolate
Showcase this veggie’s dessert potential with this crowdpleasing recipe. A graham-cracker crust with fresh ginger is layered with a dark chocolate-and-sweet potato filling and topped with pecans. Add a dollop or two of whipped cream to finish.