15 Sweet Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving That Are Just Sweet Enough

Roasted, mashed, pie'd, even grilled—Thanksgiving sweet potatoes are good for so much more than casserole (though, yes, we've got a sweet potato casserole, too).

Forget the turkey—the centerpiece of my childhood Thanksgivings was always the sweet potato casserole made by a family friend. It was light, fluffy, and just sweet enough, with nary a mini marshmallow in sight. (In fact, it took me years to discover that marshmallows were a typical ingredient in the dish.)

Sweet potatoes, after all, are already sweet—it's right there in the name!—so the best recipes for them are the ones that complement and contrast that sweetness, rather than pushing it up to cloying levels. Instead of packing your sweet potatoes with gobs of sugar, try roasting them with savory miso butter or smoky chipotle powder, mashing them with carrots for extra bright flavor, or tossing them with tart cranberries and mango chutney. Sure, we've got a traditional-looking casserole, too—marshmallow topping and all—though it may be a hair less sweet than what you're used to, and we think that's a good thing.

Here are our 15 favorite recipes for Thanksgiving sweet potatoes that are sophisticated, subtle, and delicious across the board.