Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Recipe Repost Time: 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 I posted last year, but it is so incredibly delicious that I wanted to post it again this year. It comes from the kitchen of my sister's mother-in-law and is 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 are thrilled that we will be having it for Thanksgiving again this year. 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 last year 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 lovely day!



  1. This looks yummy!!

  2. This looks delicious and I could totally see it as dessert too. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  3. Oh my, this looks incredible! Thank you so much for posting the recipe. I'm always looking for something new to try on Thanksgiving.

  4. It looks delicious!!! Thx for sharing.

    <3 Marina

  5. Laura, xoxo, Desert Flower, and Marina: Thank you all so much for stopping by! This casserole is SO extremely decadent and delicious! I really hope you're all able to try it out. :)

  6. I'm so excited to try this out this weekend for a "Thanksmas" dinner with friends. Thanks for sharing!