From simple mashes to casseroles, gratins, and pies, sweet potatoes lend themselves to a wide variety of dishes.
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Sweet potatoes provide a nice foil for the full-flavored lamb, tangy olives, and earthy spices. You can also bake the entire mixture in an 8-inch square baking dish. Assemble up to a day ahead, cover, refrigerate, and bake just before serving.