Sweet Cooking

Sweet Potato Casserole

In Holidays on November 22, 2010 at 6:40 pm

It would not be Thanksgiving without sweet potato casserole. I will be taking this dish to my in-laws house on Thursday, and I will not be sharing the leftovers! I did a dry run on Saturday night to make sure my recipe was good, and it’s so delicious…I’ve had sweet potato casserole for breakfast, lunch and dinner ever since. The recipe I follow is my mom’s. Here you go:

Linda’s Sweet Potato Casserole

4 large sweet potatoes

1 egg

1/3 cup milk

3/4 cup sugar (you may use less if your pototoes are really sweet)

1 tsp vanilla

1 stick butter


1 cup light brown sugar (I used 3/4 cup)

1/2 cup flour (if using all purpose, add a pinch of salt)

2/3 cup melted buttter

1 cup chopped pecans

1. Put the potatoes in a pot (leave whole and skins on), cover with water and boil until you can easily poke a fork in the potato. Mine took approximately 30 minutes.

2. Drain the potatoes and let them cool. Once cool, peel the potatoes and remove the ends and any stringy stuff.

3. Mash the potatoes with a hand mixer until they are smooth.

You should have about 3 cups of potatoes.

4. Mix together the egg (slightly beaten), milk, sugar and vanilla.


5. Add a stick of butter to the potatoes and then add the milk mixture.

Mix it all up with a hand mixer until it's smooth. No lumps!

6. Grease a 9×13″ baking dish.


7. Pour potatoes into baking dish and spread to even.

8. Make topping by combining all topping ingredients. Spread over potato mixture.

This dish will freeze well or store in the refrigerator for 24 hours before cooking.

9. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.


This is just the best thing you’ve ever tasted. I would venture to say it’s one of the top 3 favorite things in life I’ve posted on this blog. I know a lot of people put marshmallows on top instead of brown sugar. I think that’s crazy, but by all means, if marshmallows are your family tradition, then go for it.

Chance would love to have a bite of this! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!



  1. Pretty much my mom’s recipe also….already have mine made and in the freezer for our family dinner Saturday. The reason it’s so good: it’s basically sweet potato pie! Us Southerners don’t need to wait for dessert…we just put it in a baking dish and call it a casserole!

  2. i want chance

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