Step aside, broccoli. Sweet potatoes are basically our dream side dish: They’re hearty, flavorful and packed with vitamins, fiber and protein. Whether they’re sliced into wedges or baked into a casserole, they’re always on our menu. Here are 18 unexpected ideas to try.
The 18 Best Sweet Potato Side Dishes in the Universe
Sweet Potato Crostini
Aren’t these the cutest?
30-minute Sesame Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Easiest side dish ever.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Nothing beats this classic from Coterie member Maria Lichty.
Vegan Sweet Potato Butternut Squash Tortilla
This one’s getting a permanent spot in our weekly dinner rotation.
Slow-cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
Because every meal should include toasted marshmallows.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
No frying required.
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes With Garlic Butter
Top ’em off with cheese.
Loaded Sweet Potato Skins
You’ll never go back to the regular ones.
Sweet Potato And Black Bean Kale Salad
Try this side by Coterie member Maria Lichty with baked salmon.
Greek Sweet Potato Fries With Curried Tzatziki
These might just steal the show.
Sweet Potato, Corn And Feta Salad
Coterie member Gaby Dalkin definitely knows how to make a beautiful side dish.
Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole With Sweet ’n’ Savory Bacon Pecans
Two scoops, please.
Almond Crusted Sweet Potato Tenders And Mint And Pistachio Chutney
We’re swooning over this virtuous side by Jodi Moreno.
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Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad
Taste the rainbow.
Maple Harissa Sweet Potato Gratin
More cheese, please.
Easy Baked Sweet Potato Tots
Think of all the dipping sauce opportunities.
Sweet Potato Noodles With Almond Sauce
Save the leftovers for tomorrow's (incredible) lunch.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi In Herbed White Wine Sauce
OK, we’re eating this right out of the pot for dinner.