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It's never to early to start planning your Thanksgiving menu, especially if you are having a lot of visitors joining you at the table. Mashed potatoes are a classic Thanksgiving side dish, but what about serving sweet potatoes?
Sweet potatoes are just as versatile as regular spuds, plus they add a pleasant sweetness and pop of color to your meal. On the nutritional side, sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A, potassium and fiber, which can help balance out all the other indulgent food at your holiday table.
Ready to get cooking? Here's a look at five easy yet flavorful sweet potato side dishes for Thanksgiving.
5 Sweet Potato Side Dishes for Thanksgiving
Sweet Potato Au Gratin
A delectable gratin featuring five simple ingredients: sweet potatoes, pecans, maple syrup, orange juice and butter. Get the recipe.
Cinnamon Mashed Sweet Potatoes
These cinnamon-flavored mashed sweet potatoes will be a welcome addition to your Thanksgiving table. You could easily make them vegan by using plant milk and olive oil.
Chipotle Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Give your sweet potatoes a Southwestern touch with this easy recipe infused with chipotles, cilantro, spinach and plenty of cheese.
Vegan Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
If you are looking for a festive vegan option for your holiday table consider making this hearty mushroom and black bean shepherd's pie topped with mashed sweet potatoes.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pistachio Crust
Most sweet potato casseroles are more akin to dessert than a side dish but this recipe isn't overly sweet. You'll especially enjoy the pistachio crust.