Holiday Yam Recipes

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Did you know that yams and sweet potatoes are two different root vegetables? The confusion started in 1930’s Louisiana when farmers began selling their old-fashioned orange sweet potatoes as “yams” to beat out the competition. Nowadays, there is little to no distinction between the two, but nevertheless, they’ve become Thanksgiving staples.

From classics like marshmallow sweet potato casserole to oh-so-delicious candied yams, we’ve got six recipes to spice up your spuds this holiday season:

01 Sweet Potato Casserole Boats from Minimalist Baker

Roasted Pumpkin

Photo from Minimalist Baker

02 Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows from It Doesn’t Taste like Chicken

03 Candied Yam from Love Bakes Good Cakes

Sweet Potatoes

Photo from Love and Lemons

04 Savory Sweet Mashed Sweet Potatoes from Love and Lemons

Candied Yam

Photo from Eat Well 101

Sweet Potatoes

Photo from Just Jan’s

06 Sweet Potato Gratin from Just Jan’s

Looking for simple side solutions? Check out our online holiday menu and let us do the cooking!

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