Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Recipes: 20 Best Sidesgiving Dishes

Sweet potato ideas that may just outshine the turkey.

Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Recipes

These Thanksgiving sweet potato recipes are the best ever!

From side dish to casserole to pudding to pancakes—you’ll be serving these fluffy, easy, crowd favorites year-round!

Best Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Recipes

Scroll ahead for the best sweet potato recipes ever!

1. Easy Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These creamy mashed sweet potatoes couldn’t be easier to whip up.

They’re a staple Thanksgiving side, or a weeknight comfort food.

Make them ahead of time to save counter space when prepping during the holidays.

They’ll fall in love with your ultra creamy sweet potato mash.

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2. Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole


This mashed sweet potato casserole is the ultimate holiday side.

Swap the traditional marshmallow mashed sweet potato casserole topping for a buttery, brown sugar pecan topping.

This recipe will find its way to your holiday table every year.

Related: 30 Thanksgiving Pecan Pie Desserts (+Recipes)

3. Sweet Potato Soufflé

Sweet potato souffle is wonderful. It’s luscious and versatile.

Sweet potato is transformed into a cloud-like side with a golden brown crust.

This quick and easy microwave sweet potato souffle is genius.

4. Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole With Marshmallows

Topping this mashed sweet potato casserole with pecan and marshmallows is a real show stopper.

This is an easy dish that has so many variations, and it’s your new go-to for sweet potatoes.

You’ll love the pureed potatoes mixed with brown sugar, melted butter, and topped with marshmallows.

Just bake until the top is perfectly brown and you’re all set.

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5. Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This easy recipe is creamy, perfectly smooth, tasty, and so healthy.

Did you know? Just one sweet potato provides 400% of the daily vitamin A you need.

It’s the perfect, good for you side dish for dinner and during the holidays.

6. Mashed Sweet Potato Pudding


Silky sweet potato pudding is a cousin of sweet potato casserole without the crust or topping.

This pumpkin pudding is a low-sugar Thanksgiving dessert.

To make it even better, toast some chopped pecans and toasted coconut on the stove to add bursts of flavor and texture.

Related: 24 American Puddings (List)

7. Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes

Enjoy these purple mashed sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving, and all year long.

Mashed purple sweet potatoes are an easy side!

And this recipe has a comfort food vibe that only mashed sweet potatoes can.

8. Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole

Ruth’s Chris Streakhouse casserole is layered and soufflé-like.

This sweet potato casserole recipe is just like Ruth’s with the addition of a brown sugar pecan crust.

Transform this casserole in quick dessert dish with just a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

9. Indian-Style Mashed Sweet Potatoes

What makes this mashed sweet potato dish so completely irresistible? I think it’s the seasoning.

This shakarkand bharta recipe with garam masala and lime juice has got a fun secret ingredient—cumin seeds! 

10. Sweet Potato Pancakes

These fall or holiday sweet potato pancakes are a twist on the original.

The pecans give these sweet potato pancakes a Thanksgiving dessert vibe.

Serve for breakfast or dessert!

11. Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This instant pot mashed sweet potatoes recipe includes cinnamon spice and nutmeg for a quick and easy version of the classic side

To make the dish lighter add milk, cream, almond milk, or coconut milk. Or drizzle maple syrup to really amp up the sweetness.

12. Mashed Sweet Potato Bread

Best Mashed Sweet Potato Recipes - Bread

One bite of this tasty mashed sweet potato bread, and they’ll want more! 

This mashed sweet potato bread recipe is very customizable with mix-ins like chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

It’s so easy to make and requires no special equipment.

13. Mashed Sweet Potato Biscuits


With a hint of sweet these biscuits are hard to beat.

This minimal recipe is as easy as preparing classic buttermilk biscuits.

Adding mashed sweet potatoes to dough yields fluffier biscuits.

14. Mashed Sweet Potato Pie

The oat pecan crust and creamy filling takes sweet potato pie to the next level.

This naturally sweet sweet potato pie is light and airy.  

Top with ice cream, coconut cream, or whipped cream.

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15. Pureed Sweet Potato Cheesecake


Chuck the marshmallows and upgrade to crumb!

The crumble topping takes this sweet potato cheesecake over the top.

The spiced, buttery crumble topping is perfect for fall.

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16. Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Orange Juice and Cranberries

Looking for new pages for the holidays? As well as having vitamin C, this dish is absolutely gorgeous, with bursts of red cranberries against a stunning orange background.

17. Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Bananas with Pecan Streusel

The combination of creamy sweet potatoes with pecan crumble versus “traditional” makes it easier to indulge in sweet potatoes without the carb guilt.

18. Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk

These vegan mashed potatoes use coconut milk instead of milk and butter, and are spiced with ginger and curry powder to bring out the sweet potato flavor.

If you’re looking for an easy way to make unique and flavorful mashed potatoes for a vegetarian or vegan holiday, look no further.

19. Maple Cinnamon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Make these sweet and fluffy Maple Cinnamon Mashed Sweet Potatoes for a vegetarian dish that’s perfect for holiday celebrations.

20. Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter

The perfect recipe for Thanksgiving or any dinner that calls for a hearty meal.

Brown butter takes these rich and creamy whipped sweet potatoes to an even more delicious level!