November 07, 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.


  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".

  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.

  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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