13 Sweet Potato Casserole Recipes That'll Knock Your Socks Off

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

Sweet Potato Tater Tot Casserole with bite taken out of it
Our Balanced Bowl

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.

Get the recipe here.

2. Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole

Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole up close
A Saucy Kitchen

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.

Get the recipe here.

3. Sweet Potato Turkey Bake

Sweet Potato Apple Turkey Bake
The Food Blog

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.

Get the recipe here.

4. Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Almond Crumble

sweet potato
Lisa Kitahara

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.

Get the recipe here.

5. Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese Casserole

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese Casserole
ISunday Supper Movement

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!

Get the recipe here.

6. Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Meringue

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Meringue
Zested Lemon

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.

Get the recipe here.

7. Honey Nut and Seed Sweet Potato Casserole

Food Doodles

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.

Get the recipe here.

8. Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole

Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole comes complete with an intoxicatingly delicious maple cinnamon pecan topping! | spiritedandthensome.com
Spirited and Then Some

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.

Get the recipe here.

9. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole with just a handful of ingredients you'll have a creamy sweet potato side dish with almost no effort and no oven space used!
Dinner then Dessert

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.

Get the recipe here.

10. Ruth's Chris Sweet Potato Casserole

Ruth's Chris sweet potato casserole with a serving spoon in it.
Dinner at the Zoo

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.

Get the recipe here.

11. Mini Sweet Potato Bites

Sweet Potato Casserole Bites
The Cookful

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.

Get the recipe here.

12. Purple Sweet Potato Casserole

Purple Sweet Potato Casserole with Toasted Marshmallow Meringue | Free of gluten, grains, dairy, and refined sugar!
Wife Mama Foodie

This isn't your Grandma's casserole. This original recipe uses purple sweet potatoes to give this casserole it's beautiful hue.

Get the recipe here.

13. Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole

Vodka and Biscuits

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.

Get the recipe here.

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