7 Sweet Potato Dishes That Aren’t Scalloped, Candied or Casseroled

By Morgan Goldberg Posted November 23, 2016

You can do better.

Sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple and they certainly deserve a place at your table. The question is, in what form? You probably scallop or candy or casserole them, but you may want to reconsider your traditional recipe.

Here, 7 ways to exercise the delicious possibilities of sweet potatoes.

1. Sweet Potato Spoon Bread

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Corn bread meets soufflé with this simple Southern recipe. Plus, bread that can be eaten with a spoon sounds right up our alley.

2. Sweet Potato Doughnuts

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Sweet potatoes should be welcome on the dessert table, too. Especially if they are in the form of cinnamon sugar baked doughnuts.

3. Sweet Potato Hummus

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Incorporate sweet potatoes into your dip repertoire with this slightly sweet hummus.

4. Sweet Potato, Balsamic Onion and Soppressata Pizza

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Pizza at Thanksgiving might seem radical, but this version is warming and cozy enough to eat alongside turkey.

5. Sweet Potato Pierogi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

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If the name of this recipe alone doesn’t make your mouth water, we don’t know what will.

6. Sesame-Coated Sweet Potato Croquettes

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Invite African flavors to the table with these delicious fried yam balls.

7. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Apple Cider Sauce

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Fluffy gnocchi is just the light side you need to accompany this heavy meal.

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