Sweet potatoes shine at Thanksgiving, but they’re versatile enough to use any time. These 10 recipes for sweet potatoes will have you cooking throughout the winter and into spring.

  1. Sweet Potato Casserole. This is the recipe I use for Thanksgiving dinner, and it’s like having dessert with your dinner. The mashed sweet potatoes are mixed with milk, eggs, butter and sugar and topped with a pecan-brown sugar topping.
  2. Gingery Sweet Potato and Apple Sauted with Roasted Almonds. The sauteed seasonal sweet potatoes and apples are served on a bed of greens in this healthy, vegan recipe.
  3. Curry and Maple Sweet Potato Soup. A pureed soup, full of flavor.
  4. Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Pears. A combination that pairs surprisingly well, this is an easy, unexpected side dish.
  5. Cauliflower, Sweet Potato Latkes. A traditional latke recipe for a Hanukkah celebration or as a side dish to any meal.
  6. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla. A fast meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  7. Sweet Potato Corn Bread. This recipe makes two loaves — one for now and one to freeze for a future meal.
  8. Sweet Potato Fries. Seasoned with chili powder and garlic, these fries aren't fried, they're baked.
  9. Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Butter. Whole sweet potatoes are roasted in the oven and topped with extra-special butter.
  10. Sweet Potato and Oatmeal Breakfast Bake with Pecan Crumble. This breakfast casserole is high in nutrition and low in sugar. It's a great dish to use up a sweet potato or two that didn’t get cooked on Thanksgiving.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.