Sweet potato casserole is the most amazing Thanksgiving recipe that you are going to put on your table. This sweet potato casserole is topped with pecans and brown sugar giving the most amazing flavor combination.
You have probably had sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving dinner since you were a kid, but this one is going to take your sweet potato casserole recipe to next level.
This creamy sweet potato casserole is a rich sweet potato casserole topped with a crunchy pecan and brown sugar topping.
Growing up this is the sweet potato casserole that we had and I have loved for as long as I can remember. My whole family has always made this dish disappear when it was on the table. But I have to admit, the first time I brought this sweet potato casserole dish to a friends house for Thanksgiving I was surprised that it was the only thanksgiving side dish that was empty at the end of the meal.
I don’t know if I just assumed it was good because we have been having it for so long or what, but I totally did not expect it to be the only dish that was empty at the end of the meal. Once I saw that I knew I had to share this recipe with all of you!
I am going to say that you should not hold on to this side dish recipe for just the holidays. It is amazing and totally perfect as a Christmas side dish, any holiday side dish… ok really it is perfect for ANY day of the week side dish! It is that amazing!
How to Make Sweet Potato Casserole
This sweet potato casserole is made with fresh sweet potatoes. I know, I know there are so many sweet potato recipes that are made with canned sweet potatoes but personally I believe that is going totally ruin the dish. Plus sweet potatoes are so easy to make fresh.
How to Bake Sweet Potatoes
Using a fork poke holes all around the sweet potato. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes on a baking sheet. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes and then peel.
If you are running short on time, then you can totally make baked sweet potatoes in the microwave. They will work just as well as if you baked sweet potatoes in the oven.
Sweet Potato Casserole Topping
The topping for this easy sweet potato casserole might just be the best part of this sweet potato side dish. I can eat the topping by itself with a smile on my face. The sweet potato topping is made with pecans, brown sugar, butter and flour. It is simple to make, just get your favorite mixing bowl and add all the sweet potato casserole topping ingredients in and mix well using a pastry cutter. You want the amazing sweet potato casserole to be crumbly.
Sweet Potato Casserole Base
The base of this sweet potato recipe is perfectly creamy and it is crazy easy to make. Grab your second favorite mixing bowl and then mix the sweet potatoes, sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla extract. Mix them well and tada! Sweet potato casserole base is done!
When using vanilla extract, I personally like to use homemade vanilla extract. You can use a bottle of store bought if that is what you have on hand, but I am going to highly suggest you take a stab at making your own vanilla extract at some point. It is the easiest thing ever to make, and I think it tastes so much better then the store bought.
How to Make Sweet Potato Casserole
Once you have made your sweet potato casserole base and sweet potato casserole topping get your favorite baking dish! Spray the baking dish with your favorite non stick spray. Then scrape your sweet potato casserole filling into the baking dish.
Next pour your sweet potato casserole brown sugar and pecan topping on top. Evenly spread the topping all over the casserole filling.
Then all you have to do is bake it! Hardest part is going to be waiting for it to come out of the oven so you can enjoy it.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole Base Ingredients:
Cook Sweet potatoes by your preferred method of microwave or oven bake.
Then heat oven to 375 once the sweet potatoes are done cooking.
In a large bowl, combine the topping ingredients with a pastry cutter or your finger tips until crumbly.
In a large bowl mix the sweet potatoes, sugar, margarine, milk, eggs, and vanilla until well combined. Transfer the mixture into a 2 1/2 quart baking dish
Sprinkle topping all over sweet potato casserole mixture.
Bake for 20 mins or until lightly browned.
If you are a fan of sweet potatoes, then you have to try a few of my other favorite Sweet Potato recipes including baked sweet potato fries,
We have a few other must have Thanksgiving dinner recipes, that I am sure you are going to love too. So while you are planning your Thanksgiving dinner, make sure you also check out these other great recipes.
And I have a huge list of Thanksgiving Side dish recipes! There are 65+ recipes that are perfecto for Thanksgiving dinner!
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