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Nov 8, 2013
08:00 AM

Sweet Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving and Beyond

It's a staple at the dinner table during the holiday season. This year, put a spin on your classic meal with one of these delicious ideas!

Most Thanksgiving dinners wouldn't be the same without a certain sweet potato casserole. Yes, the one with marshmallows floating on top. It's a classic! But sweet potatoes can be used in so many other ways, too, like microwave sweet potato chips for a quick snack. And to get the flavor of the classic casserole in a whole new way, follow the directions for sweet potato fries with brown butter marshmallow sauce (yes, you dip the fries into a marshmallow-drenched sauce!). For another spin the traditional pairing, bake up a sweet potato pie and whip marshmallow creme into the meringue.

 

Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

Three minutes. That's about how long it takes to cook these crispy chips. To make these microwave sweet potato Chips from Rachel Cooks, you'll need some decent knife skills. Cut the sweet potato into as thin of rounds as possible. Toss with a little olive oil and cook in the microwave. Kid-friendly, healthy and easy – hello after-school snack!

 

Sweet Potato Fries with Brown Butter Marshmallow Sauce

Use the marshmallow creme for dipping instead of topping. First, cut the sweet potatoes into wedges, toss in olive oil and bake in the oven until cooked through and crisp. Whisk browned butter, marshmallow creme and sour cream together as a dip with this tasty recipe for sweet potato fries with brown butter marshmallow sauce from Martha Stewart.

 

Buttered Sweet Potato Knot Rolls

The light orange color in these bakery treats comes from mixed-in mashed sweet potatoes. This recipe from Cooking Light for buttered sweet potato knot rolls is easier to make than you might think. Get your kids involved by having them roll the dough into knots.

 

Baked Sweet Potatoes

No fancy directions or ingredients in this recipe for baked sweet potatoes from Real Simple. Bake the sweet stuff just like you would regular potatoes. When roasted, the flavor of this orange root vegetable deepens and becomes even sweeter. Add a bit of butter to the baked potatoes.

 

Sweet Potato and Rice Casserole

There's something in this recipe for sweet potato and rice casserole from Better Homes and Gardens for everyone. Along with sweet potatoes, this dish includes green chiles, Monterey Jack cheese and black beans. Fall flavors found!

 

Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue

Here's a creative way to reinvent the classic pairing of sweet potatoes and marshmallow. This sweet potato pie with marshmallow meringue recipe from Southern Living includes a standard pie recipe. But the topping is a whipped concoction of egg whites and marshmallow creme to create a sweet, tangy meringue.

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