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Traditional holiday side dish, Sweet potato side dish recipe

This Sweet Potato Casserole recipe has been part of our family tradition forever.

Yummy homemade sweet potato casserole topped with a crunchy pecan and brown sugar mixture is pure comfort food. Make this traditional holiday side dish at your next family gathering, and everyone will be happy to gobble it up. 

Sweet Potato Casserole

We have always loved sweet potatoes. This homemade sweet potato casserole is almost like a dessert instead of a side dish. It’s genuinely so incredible and unforgettable, and if you grew up eating it, I know it’s comfort food for you too. We always ate sweet potato casserole at every Thanksgiving and Christmas gathering. It was a given that someone was going to bring it. Now, as an adult, I like to keep with traditions and make this for my family as well. 

Even my super picky youngest is more than happy to gobble up every last drop of this easy sweet potato casserole. 

Easy sweet potato casserole, Homemade sweet potato casserole

How to Cook Homemade Sweet Potatoes 

To make this homemade sweet potato casserole, you will need to remove the skin from the sweet potatoes. Then boil it until they are tender. Once the sweet potatoes are boiled, you can mash them and continue making the dish. 

Topping Ideas For Sweet Potato Casserole 

We use a combination of melted butter, flour, brown sugar, and pecans; however, you can add other toppings if you want to. Here are a few ideas to consider:

  • Marshmallows – Either mini marshmallows or full-sized ones would work. 
  • Bacon – Cook some bacon, so it’s crispy and crumble on top of the homemade sweet potato casserole. Yum!
  • Walnuts – You can swap the pecans for walnuts or use a combination of the two. They are both delectable! 
  • Maple Syrup – Drizzle one or two tablespoons of maple syrup on top of the sweet potatoes before baking. So sweet and yummy!

Homemade sweet potato casserole, Traditional holiday side dish

Can I Make This Casserole In Advance and Just Reheat Before Serving 

Yes, you can easily make this sweet potato casserole ahead of time. Then once it has cooled, wrap it up with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to heat it up. Then you can heat it up at 350 degrees for around 20 to 25 minutes.

Keep an eye on it, and if it seems like it is warmed all the way through earlier, you can take it out. 

Can You Freeze Leftover Casserole 

Yes, one great way to save leftover sweet potato casserole is to freeze it. You will need to cover the homemade sweet potato casserole with tin foil then place it inside of a freezer-safe container or large bag.

Before serving, you’ll need to defrost it in the refrigerator overnight. Then you can heat it up in the oven at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until it’s hot all the way through. If you’re just heating up one serving, you could microwave it. Just place it on a microwave-safe plate and heat it up for 1 to 2 minutes or until it’s hot.

This traditional holiday side dish will last in the freezer for up to two months.

Sweet Potato Casserole, Easy sweet potato casserole

Can I Use Canned Sweet Potatoes In Replace Of Fresh 

Yes, if you want to use canned sweet potatoes instead of fresh, that is more than fine. You can simply skip boiling the potatoes like you would need to do if you use fresh sweet potatoes. Canned sweet potatoes are an easy alternative to make them quickly and easily.

Can I Double This Recipe 

Yep, of course, you can double this recipe. This sweet potato side dish recipe serves between four and six people. You will just need to figure out how many people you’re trying to serve and multiply that amount. You will probably need to use multiple baking dishes, depending on how many batches you’re trying to make.

Homemade sweet potato casserole

Ingredients

You’ll combine two sets of ingredients for these sweet potatoes. There are the actual potatoes themselves as well as the crunchy pecan topping. Don’t worry; all the ingredients are super easy to work with, and you shouldn’t have any trouble at all, making this sweet potato casserole. 

Potatoes:

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • Three eggs
  • Two teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

Topping:

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • Five tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups pecans, chopped

How to Make Sweet Potato Casserole

I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe with you! It makes me feel like the holidays are so nearby. I hope that you will make this easy sweet potato casserole for your family gathering and that everybody loves it. 

First Step: Peel and boil sweet potatoes until tender. One the mashed potatoes are done, drain off water.

Second Step: Mash with a fork or hand mixture until creamy.

Third Step: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sweet potatoes with the next seven ingredients and beat until a smooth consistency is reached.

Fourth Step: Spray a large 9×13 pan or a couple of smaller casserole dishes with non-stick cooking spray. Pour sweet potato mixture into the pan.

Fifth Step: Mix topping, and then add to sweet potatoes. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes. Or until the sweet potato casserole is fully cooked.       

Enjoy!

Sweet potato side dish recipe, Homemade sweet potato casserole

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Servings: 6
Sweet Potato Casserole is a traditional side dish casserole that is served around the holidays. Homemade sweet potato casserole made with fresh sweet potatoes and topped with a delicious crumble and baked to perfection.
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Ingredients 

Potatoes:

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

Topping:

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups pecans, chopped

Instructions

  • Peel and boil sweet potatoes until tender. One the mashed potatoes are done, drain off water.
  • Mash with a fork or hand mixture, until creamy.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sweet potatoes with the next seven ingredients and beat until a smooth consistency is reached.
  • Spray a large 9×13 pan or a couple of smaller casserole dishes with non-stick cooking spray. Pour sweet potato mixture into the pan.
  • Mix topping, and then add to sweet potatoes. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes. or until the sweet potato casserole is fully cooked.

Notes

Makes 4-6 servings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 891kcal | Carbohydrates: 117g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 218mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 91g
Author: Laura

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Are you looking for more incredible recipes to complete your holiday dinner table? Let’s take a look at these tasty dishes to please your family. 

Oven Roasted Potatoes – Not only do these oven-roasted potatoes taste great for the holidays, but they are also lovely year-round with all your favorite meals.

Spicy Sweet Potatoes – If you want to make a variety, consider these spicy sweet potatoes. They are AWESOME! When you bite into there sweet and spicy goodness, you have hooked right away.

Spiced Pumpkin Homemade Dinner Rolls – You can’t have holiday dinner without some dinner rolls! These have a lovely spiced pumpkin flavor that’s out of this world. You really don’t want to miss out on these. 

pumpkin homemade dinner roll on plate

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes – Another excellent way to make sweet potatoes is to skip the casserole and just cook the potato. It’s so tasty and easy to make this way too. Plus, less clean up. 

stuffed sweet potatoes on a fork

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