17 Ways to Serve Sweet Potatoes at Your Holiday Feast

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Sweet potatoes may be synonymous with Thanksgiving, but they’re still in season all winter long—and these delicious holiday sweet potato recipes prove they should stay on your table through the New Year too.

From updated takes on sweet potato casserole to more inventive uses (including sweet potato latkes and sweet potato biscuits), these dishes will give you something to celebrate.

Related Reading: What Is the Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and Yams?

And don’t worry, we didn’t forget about sweet potato pie.

1. Sweet Potato Biscuits

Start your meal off right with these biscuits that incorporate a cup of mashed sweet potato—a great addition to traditional butternut squash or root vegetable soup as your appetizer. They’re simple and easy to prepare, yielding sweet, buttery biscuits to spice up the traditional holiday buns. Get our Sweet Potato Biscuits recipe.

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2. Sweet Potato Star Anise Soup with Ginger Cream

star anise sweet potato soup recipe


Speaking of soup, this creamy, ginger and star anise-spiked sweet potato soup is a superb change of pace from butternut. Get our Star Anise Sweet Potato Soup recipe.

3. Warm Spinach Salad with Smoky Pecans and Sweet Potatoes

Warm Spinach Salad with Smoky Pecans and Sweet Potato


The salad course easily accommodates sweet potatoes too; here, caramelized chunks of roasted sweet potato join smoky pecans and spinach in a vinaigrette. It’s a great vegan alternative to the classic warm bacon spinach salad. Get our Warm Spinach Salad with Smoky Pecans and Sweet Potatoes recipe.

4. Baked Ginger Sweet Potatoes

You know cinnamon, brown sugar, and honey recipes for the famous sweet potato side—this recipe uses an inventive glaze of freshly squeezed orange juice, apricot preserves, and grated fresh ginger to balance out the sweet root vegetable. Get our Baked Ginger Sweet Potatoes recipe.

5. Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon

This casserole puts a flavorful twist on the traditional mashed sweet potato side—bourbon creates a woody taste to complement the pecan-and-brown-sugar streusel that’s baked on top. Get our Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole recipe.

6. Sweet Potato Fries

Have a big kids table in attendance this year? This side will be a hit amongst both young and old. Make restaurant-quality fries in just a few easy steps, and you’ll be in full control of their crunchiness and spiciness. Get our Sweet Potato Fries recipe.

7. Tempura-Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Panko

With tempura, panko, and scallions, this easy side adds an Asian twist to traditional baked sweet potatoes. Serve alongside your roasted turkey (or ham) for an added kick of flavor. Get our Tempura-Glazed Sweet Potatoes recipe.

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8. Sweet Potato Crisps

Sweet potato crisps are incredibly easy to bake and a huge crowd-pleaser. Ditch the sub-par store-bought chips and make a large batch to hold your party over until the real feast begins. Get our Sweet Potato Crisps recipe.

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9. Pecan and Sweet Potato Bread

This quick, light, and spicy bread only requires about 15 minutes of active preparation and yields a delicious loaf to serve the whole table. Use it as a more flavorful and filling substitute for traditional rolls and buns—or serve it for breakfast. Get our Pecan and Sweet Potato Bread recipe.

10. Sweet Potato & Turkey Frittata

This frittata is an impressive breakfast item that only requires 15 minutes of preparation. Make it with your leftover the morning after the holiday, or, better yet, serve it as an inventive side dish or appetizer for the main feast. You’ll be incorporating it into your Saturday morning brunch menu before you know it. Get our Sweet Potato and Turkey Frittata recipe.

11. Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

These stacks of sweet potatoes are at once elegantly displayed and easily shareable. Get our Scalloped Sweet Potatoes recipe.

12. Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

These twice-baked sweet potatoes may look complex, but they only require about 15 minutes of active preparation. Use it as an easy, creative side dish for the bacon lovers at your feast. Get our Twice-Baked Bacon Jalapeno Sweet Potatoes recipe. (Or try the more classic Twice-Baked Sweet Potato recipe with cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecans shown at the top of this page.)

13. Baked Sweet Potato with Molasses-Clove Butter

Baked Sweet Potato with Molasses-Clove Butter recipe


Once-baked sweet potatoes are equally delicious, especially when you top them with a spicy molasses-clove butter that instantly elevates them. Get our Baked Sweet Potato with Molasses-Clove Butter recipe.

14. New Mexican Sweet Potato Latkes with Lime-Sour Cream Sauce

New Mexican Sweet Potato Latkes with Lime-Sour Cream Sauce recipe


This recipe from Jayne Cohen (who helped us explore the history of Hanukkah foods in America) is a delicious twist on the more common potato latke. Read about the fascinating origins of the dish at the recipe link too. Get the Sweet Potato Latkes recipe.

15. Pecan-Sweet Potato Pie

While we love a good pumpkin pie, try mixing it up this year by making a sweet potato pie topped with molasses-sweetened bourbon and pecans. vegetables for dessert never tasted so good. Get our Pecan-Sweet Potato Pie recipe.

16. Coconut Sweet Potato Pie

Sister Pie toasted coconut sweet potato pie recipe

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This beauty from Sister Pie brings coconut milk and cardamom into the creamy sweet potato filling and crunchy toasted coconut to the top. Get the Coconut Sweet Potato Pie recipe.

17. Breakfast Sausage & Sweet Potato Muffins

These muffins are the ideal morning-after recipe for leftover mashed sweet potatoes, and are a great dish for a holiday brunch. Get our Breakfast Sausage and Sweet Potato Muffins recipe.

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