Instead of serving sweet potatoes alone at Christmas, I like to pair them with cranberries. Each bite offers a delicious contrast of sweet and tart flavors.
—Linda Boot, Fort St. John, British Columbia
This casserole can be made the night before and chilled. Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before baking. Top with the buttered crumbled macaroons before putting in the oven. —William Waller, Lady Lake, Florida
This yummy casserole makes what's good for you taste good too. Pairing bananas with sweet potatoes unites two power foods into a change-of-pace side dish. Try it with roasted poultry. —Susan McCartney, Onalaska, Wisconsin
Shepherd's Pie has another name, Cottage Pie, and mashed potatoes have another alternative - sweet potatoes. Whatever you call it, there's enough in the recipe to bake one casserole and freeze the other for up to 3 months. Did we mention Cumberland Pie is a cousin, but with bread crumbs on top? —Marcie Brooks-Smith, Fort Collins, Colorado
“This is a favorite of ours that we make every year and people in both sides of the family rave about it! My mother-in-law drove over to my house to tell me to enter the contest when she read about it. I'm glad she did!”
-Erica Vickerman of Hopkins, Minnesota
“My family wouldn’t dream of a Thanksgiving dinner without this side dish, but it’s great anytime—I serve it once a month.” The fluffy texture and subtle orange flavor make it a standout. —Marlene Kroll, Chicago, Illinois