This super easy Sweet Potato Casserole is one my favorite side dishes for the holidays. It is a family favorite for Thanksgiving and I love to serve it along with Green Bean Bundles with Bacon and Easy Sweet Maple Dinner Rolls
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It will be here before you know it so you had better have your ducks in a row. I like to try out new recipes before the big day so I am sure my guests will be pleased with the results. I have tested this one many times so there is no need to make a trial run. However if you decide you must this casserole is absolutely scrumptious with baked chicken or roasted pork loin. This recipes makes about twelve servings so plan accordingly.
How do you make Sweet Potato Casserole?
First scrub, dry and prick those sweet potatoes with a fork. Place on a baking sheet and bake for about one hour or until they are fork tender turning the sheet halfway through the baking process. Let the potatoes cool long enough to handle. Scoop the contents out with a spoon or peel the skins away with your fingers. Either process works so just do whichever process seems to be working the best.
Now in a large bowl mix together the sweet potatoes, brown sugar, beaten eggs, salt, softened butter, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ground cloves and nutmeg. Spread the mixture in 9×13 inch or equivalent size baking dish. In a medium bowl combine brown sugar and flour. Using a pastry knife cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbled. Finally stir in the chopped pecans and then spread the mixture over the sweet potatoes in the casserole dish. Bake for about thirty minutes turning the broiler on low for the last couple minutes of baking.
Helpful tips for making this Sweet Potato Casserole
- The recipe is best with baked sweet potatoes as it brings out the natural sweetness in the potatoes. However in a pinch you can boil them or use canned sweet potatoes.
- Chop your pecans fairly fine so they blend well with the topping and spread nicely over the sweet potatoes.
- I like to turn the broiler on for the last couple minutes of baking to lightly brown the top. But stay very close by and keep an eye on it as I have always found broilers very unpredictable.
- This recipe can be prepared in advance however hold the pecan topping in a separate air tight container and sprinkle on right before baking.
Well what are you waiting for? Put the ingredients for this delectable casserole on your shopping list today and make you and yours a magnificent treat. Happy holidays everyone and I hope that you have a very blessed Thanksgiving.
Other delicious holiday sides you will love!
- Bourbon Glazed Carrots
- Broccoli Cheddar Monterey Jack Casserole
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Chives
- Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
- Crockpot Stuffing
Sweet Potato Casserole
A super easy family friendly casserole of sweet creamy mashed sweet potatoes topped with a scrumptious crunchy brown sugar pecan topping. This is the perfect Thanksgiving holiday side dish.
- Prep Time: 25 minutes
- Cook Time: 90 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
- Category: side
- Method: bake
- Cuisine: American
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- 3 large sweet potatoes
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons butter (softened)
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Crunchy Pecan Topping
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 8 tablespoons butter softened
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- Scrub, dry and prick sweet potatoes with a fork. Place on baking sheet and bake for 1 hour at 425 degrees or until fork tender turning the sheet halfway through the baking process. Let cool long enough to handle easily.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9×13 inch baking dish.
- Scoop sweet potatoes out of skin with a spoon and place in large bowl. Add sugar, beaten eggs, salt, butter, evaporated milk, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Mix well with a spoon or on low with a hand held mixer. Spread the mixture in the greased baking dish.
- In a medium bowl combine brown sugar and flour. Using a pastry knife cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbled. Stir in pecans; sprinkle mixture over sweet potatoes. Bake for 30 minutes; turn the broiler on low for the last 1 1/2-2 minutes of baking just to lightly brown the top.
- Broilers can be unpredictable so stay close by and keep an eye on it.
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