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Sweet potatoes are as delicious as they are versatile. They can be sweet (obviously) or savory. They can be a tasty side dish or they can serve as an appetizer. They can even be dessert!

However you prefer your sweet potatoes, here are five different recipes highlighting this delightful root vegetable.


Sweet Potato Soup

Kick-off your Thanksgiving meal with this delicious sweet potato soup from America’s Test Kitchen. In the video below, you’re also shown how to make candied bacon as an optional garnish to top your soup.

How to Make the Silkiest Sweet Potato Soup

Becky shows Bridget how to make a super simple, earthy Sweet Potato Soup. Recipe for Sweet Potato Soup: Recipe for Maple Sour Cream:...


Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Rachel Ray’s mashed sweet potatoes are enhanced with orange zest to add a subtle tang. Since it’s a Rachel Ray dish, it only takes 30 minutes to make. Who doesn’t love a quick and easy recipe?

How to Make Rachael's Mashed Sweet Potatoes | Food Network

Get the recipe: Banana and orange add layers of flavor to these mashed sweet pota...


Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Grocery Girl’s roasted sweet potatoes are seasoned with Spice Hunter’s Mexican Seasoning Blend, which is made up of cumin, minced onion, garlic, paprika, cilantro, red pepper, coriander and oregano.

Diced, Spiced & Roasted Sweet Potatoes | Easy Recipe Ideas | Healthy Grocery Girl

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Sweet Potato Fritters

These sweet potato fritters from The Cooking Foodie are probably not super healthy (they are fried, after all), but who’s really concerned about their diet on Thanksgiving?

Sweet Potato Fritters Recipe | Sweet Potato Hash Browns Recipe

Some people call it sweet potato fritters, some people call hash browns, and some call it latkes. It doesn't matter how you call it, one thing is certain, th...


Sweet Potato Pie

Speaking of not caring about a diet, this sweet potato pie recipe from Alton Brown elevates the sweet potato to an absolutely delicious dessert. And can you really call it Thanksgiving if there’s no pie? Don’t think so!

Alton Brown Makes Sweet Potato Pie | Food Network

"Don't think of it as sweet potato pie - think of it as making the best pumpkin pie you'll ever make." - Alton Brown Have you downloaded the new Food Network...

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