Sweet potatoes and yams are mistakenly thought of as the same thing. Despite both being root vegetables, they're not the same, nor are the flavor and texture they bring to your holiday table. Both are a must-have on Thanksgiving but many families have a favorite. Pick yours and follow our suggestions:
A traditional side dish for many, this sweet potato casserole is an incredibly delicious choice. If you don't have room in the oven, try this easy Instant Pot pressure cooker version! For the lighter side of sweet potatoes, try our sauteed take on the holiday classic: less sugar and more crunch. For yam lovers, candied yams with marshmallows are a popular way to enjoy this sweet root vegetable.
Tender roasted sweet potatoes with olive oil, parsley, and a touch of honey.
3 pounds (1.4kg) sweet potatoes, peeled, quartered, and cut into 1/2-inch slices
6 tablespoons (90ml) extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon (15ml) honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar