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sweet potato casserole

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Cecelia Anderson
Cleveland, OH

This is an old recipe that I tweaked ever so slightly. The topping is delicious. The old recipe used to call for Corn Flakes, but I modified the topping to a more caramel-like topping that comes out sweet and delicate. This has a pudding-like texture and would be great topped with some Cool Whip.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Sweet potato casserole is a delicious side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This easy recipe is sweet and savory. Many sweet potato casseroles have a marshmallow topping, but not this one. Brown sugar, butter, and pecans are combined for the perfect topping. It caramelizes while baking and really makes the dish.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet potato casserole

  • 3 c
    mashed cooked sweet potatoes with skins removed
  • 1 stick
    butter, melted
  • 1 can
    evaporated milk (13 oz.)
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 2
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    pecans, in pieces

How To Make sweet potato casserole

  • Sweet potato pudding ingredients mixed together.
    Pudding: Blend/mix potatoes, melted butter, milk, sugar, eggs, spices, and flavoring.
  • Sweet potato mixture poured into a baking dish.
    Grease a 2 quart baking dish and pour sweet potatoes into the baking dish.
  • Melting butter in a saucepan.
    Prepare the topping. In a small pan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over low heat.
  • Brown sugar, nuts, and flour added to the butter.
    Add brown sugar, nuts, and flour to butter mixture. Stir.
  • Water added to the nut mixture.
    Then add 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Nuts poured over the sweet potatoes.
    Spread topping on top of the sweet potato mixture.
  • Sweet potato casserole baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.