Southern Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Thanksgiving is about family and friends. We watch the parade, dog show, and football, of course! Let’s face it. If you ask most people what their favorite part of Thanksgiving is, they’ll say the food. Southern Sweet Potato Casserole is a staple during our holiday gatherings. We eat it every Thanksgiving. It is sweet and decadent and part of our Thanksgiving tradition.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving foods? I like turkey, but it is not my favorite. I think that probably stems from thinking I could eat an entire turkey leg when I was about 9. Not a good idea! I mean, I still eat it, of course. It’s just not my favorite part of the meal. What I really love is my dad’s famous stuffing! It’s got wheat bread, walnuts, carrots, celery, onions and a bunch of other secret ingredients that he won’t even share with us! Really, I think he just wings it every year and it turns out well.
Then, of course, we’ve got the mashed potatoes and gravy! And how about all the vegetable side dishes? We make the traditional green bean casserole, but corn casserole is another holiday favorite among our family members. How about broccoli, rice and cheese? That one seems to pop up at holiday gatherings a lot!
My grandma always used to make sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top, which is good, but this sweet potato casserole is divine! If I didn’t love pumpkin pie so much, this casserole could be my dessert! My mom got this sweet potato casserole recipe out of an old church cookbook; so it isn’t original, it’s just a favorite. I’ve got the recipe here for you!
40 oz. can of yams, mashed
3/4 c. white sugar
1 stick of butter, melted
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs beaten
3/4 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. chopped pecans
1/3 c. melted butter
Mix first 5 ingredients and pour into a 2 qt. casserole dish
Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle over yam mixture
Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes
Southern Sweet Potato Casserole
This sweet potato casserole is delicious enough to eat for dessert!
- 40 oz. canned yam mashed
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 stick butter melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs beaten
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- Mix first 5 ingredients and pour into a 2 qt. casserole dish
- Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle over yam mixture
- Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes
Have you ever made this or do you have a tried and true recipe you use year after year? What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? Let me know!
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