Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole

As another Holiday season begins, I am once again looking for new dishes to prepare for family and friends. This is a recipe that comes from the kitchen of my sister's mother-in-law. It's a different take on Sweet Potato Casserole that is absolutely decadent...sort of more like a dessert, you could say. My boys absolutely LOVE this dish and needless to say were thrilled when I decided to make it for our Thanksgiving dinner last week. I thought I'd share it with you all in case you are also looking for something new to make this Holiday season. :)

2 Cups Mashed Sweet Potatoes
1 1/4 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs Beaten
3/4 Stick Butter
1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Juice from the Potatoes
1/2 Tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel and boil the sweet potatoes, saving the needed juice before draining, then mash. (Two or three large ones should yield 2 cups). Mix all ingredients together, pour into a medium-size casserole dish, and bake for 20 minutes.

Topping Ingredients:
3/4 Cup Crushed Cornflakes
1/2 Cup Crushed Pecans
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
3/4 Stick Melted Butter

Mix the ingredients together, spread over the baked casserole, and place back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes.

This recipe can easily be doubled (or tripled as I did on Thanksgiving Day since it's one of my family's favorites). I even put part of the leftover casserole into a graham cracker pie crust and served it cold with cool whip as dessert on the weekend. Absolutely delicious. :)

Have a beautiful and blessed day!



  1. Oh, I love trying recipes from blogs as they also seem to be sooo good! This one being more dessert like will work with my sweet tooth:) Thanks for the post.

  2. That looks delicious! I absolutely love sweet potatoes during this season. Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

  3. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I'm definitely going to try it.

  4. FFM, thanks so much. I am going to try this for Christmas. I'm hosting, and although not the best cook, can always salvage my reputation by serving something on the sweet side :) On a separate note, do you think you could have a post dedicated to favorite recipes on a weekly basis? I am always looking for new and tried recipes for my 3 kids!!


  5. This sounds delicious, I'm so making it!

  6. This looks so yummy!!!!!
    You should send a tupper with it overseas to Barcelona!!! LOL!!!
    Thanks for sharing sweetie!

  7. Hi ladies! Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad to hear you all like this recipe. It really is such a decadent dish...I'm sure you'll love it as much as my family and I do. :)

    Anon@11:39am: I'm so glad you've enjoyed my 2 recipe posts, and I will definitely try to keep posting a recipe each week.

    Have a wonderful day ladies! :)

  8. Thanks for posting FFM