I love a good Sweet Potato Casserole, and it doesn’t matter if it has marshmallows, pecans, or both, I enjoy it either way. My kids loved it and now they’re married with kids, and ask me to bring it to Thanksgiving and Christmas at their house. ★☆ a similar recipe and have been making it every fall since. I always Happy casserole month, Normally, I’d use baked sweet potatoes myself, but I’d heard that the potatoes would keep a bright orange color better if you boiled them. Life was just good as we all sat around that table and enjoyed the labor of love that Mama so much enjoyed preparing. https://www.southernliving.com/.../classic-sweet-potato-casserole-recipe Your Comments:  Have you ever made a Sweet Potato Casserole? -Steve, Sweet potato casserole is the best! When the topping is lightly browned, remove the dish from the oven, place it on a folded towel and let it cool a bit before serving. Stir ingredients together until fully combined. The sweet potato was officially designated the state vegetable of North Carolina in 1995. Well I’ve rambled enough for now. Just remember, all comments are moderated. Alright then, let’s head to the kitchen, and… Let’s Get Cooking. Let them slightly melt and brown, but don’t let them burn. Be Blessed!!! Bring the water to a boil, then add the cubes of sweet potatoes. As I peel each one, I just put it in the bowl and put the peeling back on foil and when I’m finished, just wrap the whole thing up to throw away. Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for sharing your comments about our Sweet Potato Casserole. Use a spoon or electric mixer and mix until smooth. Spread topping evenly over sweet potato mixture. It will only take a minute or two for you to leave your comments in the section below. I’ll send you an Email every once in awhile to remind you when I post a new recipe, or when anything else of importance is going on around Taste of Southern. Marshmallow Topping: Omit the pecan topping and bake the casserole for 30 minutes.Top with about 3 to 4 cups of mini marshmallows. Hi Steve, Sweet Potato Casserole, you’ll need these ingredients. Boil and mash potatoes. The signup box is below and you’ll also find one in the top right hand corner of each page. However, I’ve never used eggs in my casserole. It makes it easier to see and remove them before you place the eggs into the mixture. I did this by hand so I could spread the pecans out more evenly. Let’s begin by peeling the sweet potatoes. My mother always boiled her potatoes whole, without peeling them first. I appreciate the visit and hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. I’d heard that boiling the potatoes, instead of baking them, would help them keep more of that bright orange color of the potato. Use the mixer once again and mix the eggs into the sweet potato mixture. Thank you for your comments regarding the Newsletters. If your sweet potatoes are very fibrous, you may prefer to use your hand mixer to make your sweet potato … If you would like to add some marshmallows, add them to the top of the mixture about ten minutes before the end of the baking cycle. And baking is so much easier. Enjoy time with your family at the reunion. Your email address will not be published. I bought a church cookbook in the early seventies with This sweet potato casserole is always going to be amazingly nutty and crunchy, but adding cornflakes cereal to the pecan-brown sugar topping gives the casserole extra crispiness. As for adding the eggs, we’ve always used them. Just a matter of preference and whatever will be easiest for you to do. I always look forward to your newsletters and recipes. This yummy side dish will be your favorite for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special occasion! I used to peel the potatoes and boil them because that’s what my recipe called for. That big oval table in the dining room would be loaded with food after church on Sundays as we waited for about 12-15 family members, and often the pastor and his family, to show up. However, this Easy Southern Sweet Potato Casserole recipe is my favorite… It uses less brown sugar, and includes a generous dash of cinnamon to really balance out the rich flavors. -Steve. Set this aside so we can prepare the ingredients for the topping. Some folks prefer to use brown sugar instead of just granulated sugar. I have also used canned sweet potatoes ( I know fresh is best) and they are still delicious. For the topping I use a whole stick of butter with 2 cups of pecans and 2 cups of brown sugar. Pour mixture into greased baking dish, set aside. What do they do for it anyway? call for cinnamon and nutmeg. ★☆. Be Blessed!!! I used my hand mixer to do this part. -Steve, Your email address will not be published. And, if you don’t want the pecans, you can just leave them out, but they do make up a large part of the dish in my opinion. Maybe Spring will be back next week! The BEST Southern Sweet Potato Casserole. Let them cool just a bit. Add more sugar or spices as desired. Let them slightly melt with a few browned spots, but don’t let them burn. Once I had a really bad backache when I needed to make it and I just S rubbed potatoes and baked them on a foil lined cookie sheet. Then put topping on next day. Mother always used pure lemon extract it makes the potatoes a brighter color, also she never used any spice {the lemon extract gave it it’s flavor} also used white sugar and evaporated milk. This seems to separate the skin from the potato and makes them so easy to peel. Place a large sauce pot with water on your stove top. Hi Doris, Thank you for the tip about the lemon extract. It’s just that good. I do appreciate your visit and I hope you’ll visit with us again… real soon. Sweet potatoes baked into a delicious casserole with a sugary, pecan topping. You just want to let them have enough time to slightly melt and brown a bit on the top. Making both for family reunion. Bake in 350F oven for 30-45 minutes, or until lightly browned. They’re very versatile and I think you’ll really enjoy this recipe should you decide to try it. Each topping tastes beautifully toasty, and comes together in a medley of flavors all rolled into a single bite. Creamy mashed sweet potatoes with butter, sugar, vanilla, eggs, and cinnamon. Taste it. I do appreciate your visit and hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. And banana pudding,” she divulged. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to receive more just like it. Still, this is one of my favorite side dish recipes. Up until high school, I was anti-sweet potato casserole. The sweet potatoes in this southern sweet potato casserole take on an airy, creamy texture which explains why some people call this a Sweet Potato Soufflé. Also, some folks like to add miniature marshmallows to the topping. It will keep for several days if you cover and refrigerate any leftovers. Put in a 13x9 inch baking dish. We are the number one state in sweet potato production, growing nearly half of the sweet potatoes consumed in the country. Since it is sometimes just my husband and I, it makes so much that I freeze some in a Pyrex dish that is freezer and oven safe, take it out another time and it is delicious. Let it come back up to a slight boil, then cook until the potatoes are fork tender. It’s pretty quick and easy. Stay warm this cold and rainy week. If the pecans are lumping together too much, add a little more flour to the mixture and stir again. I will indeed have to give that a try. For the topping melt butter and mix in remaining ingredients. I haven’t released my recipe until now, and I hope you’ll make it for your tribe. Please let me know how it turns out for you. My recipe does not boil my potatoes in the skin, cool, peel and mash with a potato masher. My sweet potato casserole is always the biggest hit at Christmas. Just saying. Be Blessed!!! Sandra. I always suggest that you crack the eggs into a separate cup or bowl so you can see if any pieces of egg shell fall into the eggs. Thanks for sharing, and do not change a thing in your newsletters, you just write them as long as you feel like it.