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classic Southern-style Sweet Potato Casserole !!




Sweet potato casserole is a favorite dish in Southern cooking, especially during holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. The natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes blended with the buttery, crispy topping makes for an amazing combination of flavors and textures that everybody enjoys.





For the sweet potatoes:

Four cups of sweet potatoes that are mashed (about three to four large sweet potatoes).

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup milk (whole milk or evaporated milk)

1/3 cup melted butter

2 beaten eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Topping:

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup melted butter

1 cup chopped pecans (optional for nutty topping)




Prepare the sweet potatoes:

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

Wash and scrub sweet potatoes. Pierce them with a fork as you bake them in an oven at about 45-60 minutes until they are tender. Let cool slightly before you peel them and mash in a big bowl.

Mixing of the base: Sweet Potato Base Ingredients:To make this mixture fluffy, add white sugar, whole milk, molten margarine, beaten eggs and some teaspoonsful of vanilla. Mix well together to form a creamy texture.

Sprinkle topping evenly on sweet potato mixture in baking dish.



Baking the casserole:

Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 30-40 minutes until it turns golden brown and crispy on top.


Allow some cool off time before you serve the casserole. Enjoy warm!



Tips for Success:

Choose sweet potatoes: Firm, smooth skinned sweet potatoes with deep-orange flesh have the best taste and texture.

Mash well: To achieve a creamy base, ensure that they are fully cooked and fully mashed.

Topping: Change amounts of pecans and brown sugar to make your topping sweeter or crunchier as you wish.



Advantages of Health :

Sweet potatoes contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The body coverts them into vitamin A which is essential for vision as well as immune system functions because they are high in beta-carotene. This casserole can be made less sugary and buttery although it tastes sweet already.



Nutritional Information: (Per serving)

Calories: Approximately 300 calories

Fat: 14g

Carbohydrates: 40g

Protein: 4g

Fiber: 3g



Variations and Substitutions:

Marshmallow topping—Mini marshmallows instead of pecan toppings that will be sticky and sweet at the end.

Spices – In addition to cinnamon, nutmeg or some dash ginger may be used in making these dishes more flavorful.

Dairy-free: Use almond milk or coconut milk and dairy-free margarine to make it lactose free.

Gluten-free: Use gluten free flour for the topping.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Can I prepare sweet potatoes ahead of time?

Bake and mash the sweet potatoes a day before. Store in refrigerator, until you are ready to assemble and bake casserole.

Can I freeze sweet potato casserole?

You can freeze before or after baking. Wrap tightly in foil or plastic wrap and store in an airtight container. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator prior to reheating.

How do I reheat sweet potato casserole?

To reheat, put the casserole into a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for approximately 20-25 minutes, or heated through.





Sweet potato casserole is the classic dish that gives warmth and nostalgia on any dinner table especially during holidays. Its base has velvety sweet potato essence whereas top is crispy making it ideal as either side dish or dessert at your table with family members during festive periods; thus its difficulty to serve both purposes means that it remains loved by all generations even today as this southern tradition cannot be easily coaxed away from homes of southerners across America!



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