November 7, 2017

RECIPE: Sweet Potato Casserole

Hands-down, my very favorite dish at Thanksgiving dinner is my mom's sweet potato casserole. I can leave the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing--all of it--but give me the sweet potato casserole, and I am a very happy girl. It is no-doubt terribly unhealthy, but considering I only have it a couple of times a year, I don't even give that a second thought. Even when counting points or calories, I always saved enough for sweet potato casserole. 

Anyway, there are a trillion recipes out there, most certainly with more appealing photos, but this photo was the only one I could find (it's from a past Thanksgiving dinner). Probably because I never think to take photos before inhaling the sweet potato casserole. Anyway, since Thanksgiving is coming up, I thought I'd share the recipe for my very favorite Thanksgiving dish!



Sweet Potato Casserole

For the Potatoes:

3 cups of mashed sweet potatoes (with nothing added to them--just cooked and mashed)
1 cup of sugar
1 stick of butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla

For the Topping:

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup of flour
2-1/2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Mix all of the ingredients for the potatoes and spread in a 9x9 casserole dish. Combine the topping ingredients together (cutting in the butter with a fork) until crumbly, and sprinkle evenly over the potatoes. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes.


3 comments:

  1. I LOVE sweet potato casserole.

    This year, hubby and I are going to try to make our own pumpkin pie or pumpkin cheesecake recipe from scratch.

    He's really good with all things pastry -- and I'm a champ at fillings so we're thinking our powers combined could spell "y-u-m-m-y".

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  2. I use maple sugar in mine. (It is the main reason I subscribed to Amazon prime 😂🤣) It makes them really yummy. I also bake the sweet potatoes vs using canned and it carmelizes them and makes them even sweeter so I can use less sugar and not miss it. Dad hates leftovers and this sweet potato casserole is all he lets us leave behind for him to enjoy.

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  3. Yum! This looks really good! I haven't found a sweet potato casserole recipe I really like, so I'll have to try this one.

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