Saturday, May 4, 2013

Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

My daughter's birthday was a few weeks ago and we had some family over to celebrate.  My husband cooked up a ham and we made a bunch of sides to go with it.  I had some sweet potatoes (from that 5 lb. box I got on sale) that I wanted to use up so I added this to the menu at the last minute.  I'm glad that I did.  Everyone really enjoyed this. It was creamy and sweet.  A perfect side for when you want a change from regular potatoes.
Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole
recipe from, courtesy of TINA B

4 cups sweet potato, cubed
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Put sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Cook over medium high heat until tender; drain and mash.

2.In a large bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes, white sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish.

3.In medium bowl, mix the brown sugar and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle the mixture over the sweet potato mixture.

4.Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly brown.

Family Rating: 2 thumbs up.

1 comment:

  1. I don't get the addition of sugar. Sweet potatoes are already sweet - that's the point. So, if we could get away from that 1950s mid-west style where real food has to taste like candy, perhaps we can enjoy some real food. Just sayin'!