Nothing beats sweet potato side dishes for adding a bit of sweetness and warmth to your dinner table.
Whether they’re mashed, baked, sautéed, or roasted in the oven doesn’t matter.
Sweet potatoes have a unique flavor and texture that will bring out the very best in any meal.
Today, I’ll cover some tasty recipes you can use to make delectable sweet potato side dishes at home.
From quick one-pan recipes to fancy casseroles, there are plenty of ideas here you won’t want to miss.
So keep reading to discover 25 ways to use your sweet potatoes.
1. Sweet Potato Soup
This healthy sweet potato soup recipe will surely be a new favorite side or starter.
It’s smooth, creamy, gorgeous, and delicious.
Toss a handful of croutons or crushed crackers in it for texture, and you’re all set.
It’s a simple soup that’ll warm your bones and fill your tummy.
2. Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potato casserole is one of the most well-known sweet potato side dishes.
That’s why there are thousands of recipes for it online.
Despite the many recipes, no one makes it quite like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. (Except maybe my grandmother, of course.)
If you want a fluffy sweet potato casserole with a crunchy brown sugar top, this recipe is the one you need.
3. Sweet Potato Fries
Who doesn’t love crunchy, salty, well-seasoned sweet potato fries?
I know I do! These fries are simple to make and require only a handful of ingredients.
Serve them with your burgers and steaks. Or whip up a tangy chipotle dipping sauce and enjoy them as appetizers instead.
4. Sweet Potato Bake
The first thing you’ll notice about this recipe is how beautiful the final product is.
They’re lovely circles of caramelized sweet potatoes covered in butter and garlic.
Each piece is slightly crisp on the outside and chewy and delicious at its center.
The savory, garlicky flavor is also enough to make your mouth water.
Give these to anyone who insists sweet potato recipes must be sweet. They’ll change their tune in no time.
5. Garlic Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Looking for something a bit more savory and sweet? These garlic honey-roasted sweet potatoes are just the thing.
They have the most amazing flavor and a wonderful texture, too. Plus, they’re simple to make.
You can have a pan ready in about 35 minutes with just five primary ingredients.
6. Baked Parmesan Sweet Potatoes
These soft sweet potatoes are mega cheesy and garlicky.
They have an earthy, herby flavor that makes them perfect for Thanksgiving.
With fewer than 150 calories per serving, they’re a healthy option, too.
7. Whipped Sweet Potatoes
I can’t lie or sugar-coat it. You must be very careful with these whipped sweet potatoes because they’re like crack!
They’re so unbelievably good that they’re downright addictive.
They’re creamy and luscious, full of sweetly spiced flavors like nutmeg and vanilla. (I also add a dash of cinnamon to mine.)
But again, I urge you to be careful. Once you savor that first spoonful, it’s hard to stop.
8. Sweet Potato Frittata
A sweet potato frittata isn’t one of the more obvious sweet potato side dishes.
Once you try it, though, you may want to add it to your regular dinner rotation.
It has a great light and fluffy texture, and the taste is out of this world.
It combines bold flavors like Gouda, basil, onions, peppers, and arugula.
It’s a relatively simple one-pan meal that comes together smoothly.
It’s also hearty enough to act as the main course if you don’t want to use it as a side.
9. Mexican Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes
So, what makes these roasted sweet potato cubes different from other roasted sweet potato cubes?
Simple! The bold, South-of-the-Border Mexican seasonings.
In fact, besides the potatoes, that’s all this recipe is: seasonings.
There’s cumin, paprika, lime juice, chili flakes, salt, and garlic. It’s an incredible combination that makes these cubes muy delicioso.
10. Baked Sweet Potatoes
Move over, baked potatoes! Baked sweet potatoes are the healthier alternative that people absolutely love.
They’re just as easy to make, too.
If you can poke holes in a potato with a fork, you can make these tasty treats.
After all, poking holes is all you need to do besides turning on the oven.
You’d be hard-pressed to find simpler instructions than that.
11. Honey Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes
These cubes are the classic sweet cinnamon ones that someone makes every Thanksgiving.
With this recipe, that someone can be you.
Just be sure to double or triple the recipe. This recipe’s four servings won’t be nearly enough to satisfy a crowd.
12. Baked Sweet Potato Chips
These crunchy sweet potato chips are a healthy, gluten-free alternative to pre-packaged snacks.
You can make them with three simple ingredients. (Potatoes, oil, and sea salt.)
They’re naturally gluten-free and vegan-friendly. You can even make them in your air fryer if you prefer.
13. Sweet Potato Fritters
These fritters are devilishly crunchy outside with soft, fluffy centers.
They’re well-seasoned and full of umami goodness from the onions, garlic, etc.
The feta cheese and chili flakes also give it a bit of punch.
All in all, these are an excellent choice for snacking on the go or using as side dishes.
14. Sweet Potato Puffs
These bite-sized puffs are small but fierce – at least as far as taste is concerned. They’re cheesy, salty, and scrumptious.
(With a little rosemary and bacon for extra flavor.)
Think of them as stuffed mushrooms with sweet potatoes instead of mushrooms.
They’re cute, fun, and tasty, and the whole family will love them.
15. Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Is there anything more typically fall than glazed sweet potatoes and candied pecans?
Nothing that I can think of since making this recipe a quintessential fall favorite.
It’s sweet, buttery, and will almost literally melt in your mouth.
There’s also a dash of cayenne to add undertones of heat beneath the sweetness.
You’ll love the taste, of course. But the mix of soft and crunchy textures is something else that makes it impossible to resist.
Oh, and did I mention you can make it ahead of time?
Yeah. Be sure to bookmark this one for your next Thanksgiving dinner.
16. Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
These potatoes combine maple syrup, rosemary, and thyme for an unforgettable sweet-savory taste.
You need only seven ingredients and about 15 minutes to prepare them.
Then, they’ll take another hour or so to cook. It’s a simple recipe that any beginning chef can tackle with confidence.
It’s a great way to impress your dinner guests, too.
17. Sweet Potato Tater Tots
These vegan tater tots may look strange, but don’t let that throw you. They’re actually really, really good.
They feature a similar texture to “regular” tater tots. And thanks to the various seasonings, their flavor is even bolder.
If you like garlic, onions, and paprika, you’ll go nuts for these.
18. Sweet Potato Wedges
Sweet potato wedges are your everyday potato wedges, only made with sweet potatoes.
They have crisp skins, soft and fluffy insides, and a unique, tastebud-tingling taste.
You can make them in less than 40 minutes in the oven. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.
That makes them an excellent make-ahead dish for busy weeknight dinners.
19. Sweet Potato Hash
Side dish or savory breakfast? This scrumptious sweet potato hash could go either way!
It’s a delicious, herby mix of thyme, paprika, and caramelized onion and garlic powders.
Every bite is like a mini flavor explosion on your tongue. It tastes so good that even the kiddos in your house will love it.
Give it a try if you want to ensure they eat more veggies.
20. Sweet Potato Salad
Sweet potato salad is a bit different from “regular” potato salad.
It’s more like an actual salad, for one thing, complete with arugula, dressing, and other veggies.
It’s a colorful, festive dish that’s perfect for fall.
However, its bright, tangy vinaigrette means it’s also a decent summer salad.
You can have it ready in about 25 minutes.
The only cooking you’ll do involves roasting sweet potatoes. Everything else is just a matter of combining ingredients.
This recipe is ideal if you need something quick and simple to bring to Thanksgiving.
21. Sausage and Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Stuffing
This recipe will blow your mind if you haven’t tried sweet potato stuffing.
It’s a totally different flavor profile from traditional chicken or bread stuffing.
There’s just so much to it! Sausage and sweet potatoes are only the beginning.
There are savory ingredients like garlic, celery, and leeks.
Those are balanced with sweeter additions like apples, pecans, and cranberries.
The recipe practically screams fall! Try it with your bird this Thanksgiving.
You won’t be disappointed with the result.
22. Sweet Potato Bites with Marshmallows and Pecans
Nope, those aren’t cookies on your screen. They’re bite-sized sweet potato bites whose flavor will blow your mind.
These tasty treats take everything you love about sweet potato casserole.
Instead of a large, messy casserole, though, they fit all of it into a single, sweet bite.
Each slice features a candied sweet potato base. Then, there’s a marshmallow and a candied pecan.
And yes, there’s plenty of cinnamon, brown sugar, and maple syrup.
Seriously, everything you love about sweet potato casserole in a single bite. You’re welcome!
23. Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus
This savory, spicy hummus recipe is unlike anything you’ve tried. It’s thick, creamy, and full of heat and flavor.
Serve it with veggies or toasted pita bread. It’s an excellent appetizer or side.
24. Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Yep! You can even make gnocchi with sweet potatoes.
Basically, anything you can make with potatoes, you can also make with sweet potatoes.
This gnocchi is just as fluffy and delicious as the original.
It also has a much prettier color and looks incredibly festive for the fall season. Plus, the butter sage sauce is absolutely divine.
25. Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
And last but not least, these spectacular twice-baked sweet potatoes.
They’re good till the last bite, even without all the cheese, bacon, and scallions.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you should leave those things off.
Trust me, you’ll want to load the potatoes down with all the extras. They taste fantastic and are extremely filling.
You may want to turn them into the main course instead of a side.
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