Homemade Sweet Potato Casserole is a classic side dish that graces the table of most holidays.
When it comes to the holidays, it seems like the main dishes get all the glory, but we all know that it is really all about the casseroles, like this one!
This sweet potato casserole begins with real, fresh sweet potatoes, not the stuff out of a can that some people use.
These get baked first, and you can do this the day before you want to make the casserole if you like.
Isn’t there something nostalgic about using an old-fashioned potato masher?
The crumb topping is the final touch for this classic. Brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, pecans…all the good things!
This is one of those dishes that has everyone fighting over the leftovers!
No holiday table is complete without sweet potato casserole. And it is one of those dishes that my family tries to get me to make two of every time. That’s how much everyone loves it!
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- 4 average sized sweet potatoes
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ¼ c sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 c milk
- ½ c brown sugar
- ¼ c flour
- ½ c finely chopped pecans
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 6 Tb cold, unsalted butter
- Bake potatoes at 375, for about 90 minutes, or until a knife can be inserted in the middle fairly easily. Allow to cool at least 20-30 minutes, or until you can handle them.
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Grease a 2 quart baking dish. The dish should be no more than 3 inches deep. Set it aside for now.
- Cut potatoes in half, and scoop insides into a large bowl. Add eggs, sugar, salt ,vanilla and milk.
- Mash together with a potato masher. Mix until it is well combined and somewhat smooth. Little lumps are fine. Pour into the baking dish.
- In another bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour, pecans and cinnamon. Add in the butter. Mix until it is a crumbly, doughy mixture. This is most easily done by hand. Crumble over the top of the potato mixture.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 72mg Sodium: 417mg Carbohydrates: 36g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 22g Protein: 5g