Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cooking Simplified: 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 have posted each year since 2010...one that is so incredibly delicious that I am posting it again this year.

The recipe 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 am sharing it with you all in case you are looking for something new to make this Holiday season, too. :)


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 have on occasion 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. Replies
    1. Hi Julie! The pics really do not do it justice...it is so incredibly delicious! Definitely worth giving a try if you get the chance. :)

  2. This looks amazing Melissa! Perfect for this time of year!

    1. Thanks Monica! I hope you are enjoying your fall weather! :)

  3. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing. I will definitely be making this for Thanksgiving dinner.

    1. You're welcome, Elizabeth! Let me know what you think when you're able to give it a try! :)

  4. That looks delicious. What do you consider a medium size casserole - 9x12? Think about making it for a potluck - in a pinch can you use canned sweet potatoes?

    1. Hi PTO Prep - I normally double or triple the recipe and use a 9x12 for that, so I'm guessing that the medium my sister's MIL is referring to in the recipe must be an 8x8. If you are pressed for time when making the dish, I think that the canned sweet potatoes would work. Just make sure your amounts are equal to the ones called for when using regular sweet potatoes. HTH! :)