10 Stand-Out Sweet Potato Casseroles To Serve This Holiday Season

Sweetie’s Sweet Potato Casserole
Photo: Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Melissa Gray; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

The holidays just aren't the same without a delicious sweet potato casserole shared among family. Serve any of our best sweet potato casserole recipes at your next holiday potluck or family gathering, and you're sure to bring home an empty casserole dish.

From the traditional sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows to recipes with a sweeter or healthier spin, Southerners expect and are excited to see this signature dish, in some form, on the table. For a new twist on a classic dish , top with cornflakes. Or, add pure maple syrup for a natural sweetness or toasted pecans for crunch.

When it's time to serve, spoon your sweet potato casserole into individual cups so guests have their own portion or set our the casserole dish with a large serving spoon so guests can pile on as much as they want on their plates. No matter how you serve one of our best sweet potato casserole recipes, just be sure not to leave this holiday dinner staple off the menu.

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Make-Ahead Sweet Potato Casserole

Make-Ahead Sweet Potato Casserole
Greg Dupree; Food Stylist: Emily Neighbors Hall; Prop Stylist: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Make-Ahead Sweet Potato Casserole

The last thing you should worry about on Thanksgiving Day is creating another dish. Make this sweet dish ahead of time.

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Savory Sweet Potato Casserole

Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Savory Sweet Potato Casserole

Parmesan-herb streusel tops this casserole to create a hearty, savory finish.

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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
Southern Living

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Picture this: It's days before the big feast and you don't know how you will fit all of your dishes in the oven. This easy slow-cooker casserole has got you covered.

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Sweetie's Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweetie’s Sweet Potato Casserole
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Melissa Gray; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Sweetie's Sweet Potato Casserole

This recipe comes from chef and restaurateur Kelsey Barnard Clark's family archives, so you know it's a good one. Named after her great-grandmother, the dish features surprising orange flavoring throughout, which acts as a tasteful contrast to the traditional sweet filling.

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Hasselback Sweet Potato Casserole

Hasselback Sweet Potato Casserole
Photo: Linda Pugliese; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Hasselback Sweet Potato Casserole

This hasselback casserole guarantees sweet toppings and a crispy finish with every bite.

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Sweet Potato Soufflé

Sweet Potato Soufflé
Micah Leal

Recipe: Sweet Potato Soufflé

This rich souffle is the perfect complement to your savory turkey.

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Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
Emily Laurae/Southern Living

Recipe: Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

This Classic Sweet Potato Casserole is one of our favorites—and it's a reader favorite too. For many people, the pleasure is really in the toppings: cornflakes, marshmallows, sugar, and pecans.

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Grated Sweet Potato Pudding

Grated Sweet Potato Pudding
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Grated Sweet Potato Pudding

This pudding recipe is for those looking to shake things up with sweet potatoes in a different form. Here, sweet potatoes are grated then mixed with eggs, sugar, flour, salt, melted butter, and half-and-half, to make a unique filling that still feels like a casserole.

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

Recipe: Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

Perfect for breakfast on Thanksgiving day or the morning-after, this is a favorite casserole that features sweet potatoes as the stand-out ingredient.

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Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole

Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole
Photo: Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole

Cooked carrots can taste surprisingly sweet, so you'll savor their flavor in this fantastic Thanksgiving side dish. The carrots also add smooth texture and extra flavor to this comfort food favorite.

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