Of all the Thanksgiving Recipes I use my Sweet Potato Casserole is the one I’m asked for the most often. As Thanksgiving recipes go, this one is a favorite in our house. It’s based on the sweet potato casserole recipe made famous by the Grandview Lodge in North Carolina. We don’t spend every Thanksgiving in the Smokies but that doesn’t mean I can’t give my family that delicious home-cooked taste they’ve come to love. Below is the easy recipe for how to make sweet potato casserole recipe that has become synonymous with autumn in our house.
As far as Thanksgiving recipes go, this is the one must have ( aside from my Thanksgiving turkey recipe) that our family always wants me to bake. It also happens to be one of the side dish casseroles that people will ask me to bring to their assorted holiday functions. It is truly that good. I’ve even had family tell me that they would forgo the mashed potato recipes and Thanksgiving gravy for this sweet potato casserole. It’s truly a Thanksgiving recipe favorite that your family will be asking for for years to come.
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This is a bit of a Thanksgiving recipe secret so shhhh! It’s simple and delicious and people will think you were working in a hot kitchen all day. If you’re like me, you can even put it all together the night before ( to reduce the amount of kitchen time on Thanksgiving Day) and then just pop it in the oven for the last 45 minutes of your turkey baking time.
Best Thanksgiving Recipes: Sweet Potato Casserole
Ingredients – How to make Sweet Potato Casserole
- 3 cups sweet potatoes, baked and mashed
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup margarine or butter, melted
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup milk
Ingredients – Topping
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup chopped pecans
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the first 6 ingredients.
Pour into a lightly greased 9 x 13-inch or two 9 x 9-inch baking pans.
In a food processor fitted with a steel knife, combine ingredients for topping until crumbly or use a pastry blender to cut butter into brown sugar and flour until crumbly.
Mix in the chopped pecans.
Sprinkle topping mixture over the sweet potatoes.
At this point, the dish can be refrigerated (covered).
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Bake uncovered in a preheated 350-degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes until browned and bubbly.
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Let cool slightly before serving.
Enjoy with your other favorite Thanksgiving Recipes. This sweet potato casserole recipe will surely be a Thanksgiving recipe that you will come back to year after year.