What goes better with turkey and ham than sweet potatoes topped with a crispy and sweet topping? The classic sweet potato casserole is only a hundred years old, stemming from a 1917 Angelus Marshmallow recipe booklet showing how to use marshmallows in your daily cooking. Since then the recipe has taken off as a holiday favorite and we can see why.
Since most people make the same casserole every year we decided to switch things up a little bit and share some of our favorite "non-classic" sweet potato casserole recipes. Try one out for yourself.
1. Sweet Potato Tater Tot Casserole
Let's give the sweet potato casserole a midwestern twist with a play on the hot dish! What's great about this dish is that it incorporates every element of Thanksgiving, including ground turkey and cream of mushroom soup.
2. Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole
Lightened up and paleo, this sweet potato casserole uses maple syrup, dairy-free milk, large eggs, coconut oil, and salt to bring this dish to life. This side dish is gluten-free, making it a great addition to the Thanksgiving table.
3. Sweet Potato Turkey Bake
Got some Thanksgiving leftovers? Look no further than this Sweet Potato Apple Turkey Bake. This over the top leftover casserole is a little bit more time consuming than slapping together a leftover turkey sandwich, but it's so worth it.
4. Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Almond Crumble
It's not a Southern sweet potato casserole recipe without brown sugar, vanilla extract and mini marshmallows. These twice-baked sweet potatoes are baked then scraped into a large bowl where pumpkin pie spice is added to the sweet potato mixture. The mashed potatoes are then added bake to the skins and baked once more to crisp up the top.
5. Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese Casserole
Get ready to drool over this sweet potato and macaroni casserole. Cook up the sweet potato, then using a potato masher or food processor, mash the potato and add it into the cheese sauce. This is also a great way to sneak veggies in your dinners!
6. Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Meringue
Mashed sweet potatoes in a baking dish with marshmallows is a classic. Revamp the American classic with a light and airy maple meringue as a topping. Not only does this Thanksgiving side dish look beautiful, but it also tastes amazing.
7. Honey Nut and Seed Sweet Potato Casserole
Honey nut isn't just for cheerios. This sweet potato recipe is topped with a variety of different nuts and seeds instead of a traditional marshmallow topping.
8. Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole
A crunchy pecan topping is the star of this casserole dish. Fill a prepared baking dish with mashed sweet potatoes and top with the coated pecans, making sure to keep an eye on them to prevent burning.
9. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
This super easy recipe is the perfect Thanksgiving recipe! Just throw everything into the slow cooker and press start. The cook time on this recipe is four to eight hours, depending on the heat level, letting you focus on other things like the Macy's parade.
10. Ruth's Chris Sweet Potato Casserole
This is one of the best sweet potato dishes from a restaurant, hands down. Creamy sweet potatoes are topped with a streusel topping making this a family favorite at Thanksgiving dinner.
11. Mini Sweet Potato Bites
Having the family over for Christmas Eve? Serve them these cute little sweet potato tarts that pack an entire classic sweet potato casserole into one bite.
12. Purple Sweet Potato Casserole
This isn't your Grandma's casserole. This original recipe uses purple sweet potatoes to give this casserole it's beautiful hue.
13. Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole
This casserole has everything from sweet potatoes to marshmallows, pecans, and sage. You'll want to save a big part of your dinner plate for this whopping casserole.