“I’m a vegetarian and wanted to develop some dishes that are a little heartier than traditional vegetarian fare. I created this recipe, and even my 1-year-old loves it!” —Jillian Tournoux, Massillon, Ohio
What is it about sweet potatoes that unnerve some people? For those who firmly state they hate a yam because of the color or texture, the rich addition of coconut, bourbon and spices might just win them over. —Rebecca Anderson, Driftwood, Texas
Be sure to leave room on the plate for light and creamy casserole. It's dressed up with green onions and melted cheddar cheese and gets its rich texture from the addition of reduced-fat sour cream. Donna Noel - Gray, Maine
In October, my husband helps harvest cranberries at a friend's bogs, so I have access to the very freshest ingredients. Their bold autumn flavor pairs up perfectly with sweet potatoes to make a seasonal side dish my family looks forward to.
I LIKE this potato recipe because it’s a make-ahead dish and when the company rings the bell, it can be placed in the oven. Of Swedish origin, it was first served to my husband and me when we visited our daughter in Michigan and this was part of her Easter meal. She had received it from a friend.
I love eggnog so I am always looking for new ways to use it. When I added it to mashed sweet potatoes I knew I had a winner. You can make this the night before and refrigerate it unbaked; the next day, let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.—Katie Wollgast, Florissant, Missouri
"Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same for my family without the buttery, pecan-topped sweet potato bake they've come to love with their turkey. Now with a third less cholesterol, 25 percent fewer calories and a whopping 43 percent less fat, this recipe is one any holiday cook who cares about her family's health can be thankful for!"
Sonia Chimenti - Concord, California
My husband, a pastor, and our three children enjoy these potatoes so much that I don't wait until the holidays to make them. This casserole often comes out when we invite church members over for a family-style meal.