Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes and More Holiday Recipes with the Sweet Spud

November 7, 2014

Sweet potatoes are a regular on the Thanksgiving table.  While sweet potato casserole is the traditional to serve them,  I say it is time to revamp this spud and incorporate it in other ways.  This versatile root vegetable can be served in a salad, soup, stuffing, and even pie.  If you must have your sweet potatoes and marshmallows, the individual twice baked sweet potatoes are the way to go.  Check out the holiday recipe ideas below.

Sweet Potato Pie Bars
Recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen

Pumpkin pie is usually the star of Thanksgiving desserts but these sweet potato pie bars will give the traditional pie a run for its money.  The sweet and spicy gingersnap crust is topped with a silky smooth sweet potato filling and fluffy whipped cream.  One bite and you will be hard pressed not to go back for seconds.

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato and Beet Galette
Recipe from Lemons and Basil

This sweet potato, goat cheese, and beet galette is a gluten-free dish that will please wheat free and non-wheat eaters alike.  The tender pastry crust is made from a combination of gluten-free flour and coconut flour and comes together in minutes with the aid from the food processor.   This earthy and rustic free formed pie is sure to be a favorite at the holiday table.

Sweet Potato and Kale Salad
Recipe from Oh My Veggies

Kale and sweet potatoes are a natural pairing and work especially well in this winter salad.  Roasted sweet potato slices are served alongside kale leaves that have been massaged with lemon juice and olive oil.  This helps eliminate bitterness while also tenderizing the kale.  The goat cheese and pomegranate seeds add acidity and a pop of color.

Chorizo and Sweet Potato Stuffing
Recipe from Cooking and Beer

Sweet potatoes are not only good for casseroles on Thanksgiving.  This stuffing recipes adds them in along with crispy bits of spicy chorizo, mushrooms, onions, and fresh parsley.  While this version uses day old ciabatta bread, any bread would work here.  If you prefer your stuffing on the sweeter side, cornbread is a delicious choice.

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Recipe from Jelly Toast

Instead of the traditional sweet potatoes casserole, these twice baked sweet potatoes are an individual dish everyone around the holiday table can enjoy.  One the first pass, the sweet potatoes are baked until tender.  Then their flesh is scooped out and flavored with butter, brown sugar, spices before it refills the hollowed out skins.  A couple marshmallows dot the top to add an extra layer of sweetness.

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