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Southern Sweet Potato Casserole

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Sweet Potato Casserole is a delicious southern favorite! With a rich, buttery taste and crunchy pecan streusel topping, this makes the BEST sweet potato casserole recipe as a side dish or a dessert! Recipe video is included.

Sweet Potato Casserole graces my family table for many special meals and holidays – especially in the fall. It’s definitely a Thanksgiving favorite! Those luscious and creamy sweet potatoes paired with the crunchy, nutty streusel crumb topping makes for a perfect side dish, but is sweet enough to serve as a dessert. And it’s ready in 30 minutes, or can be made ahead, making it an easy dish for all those special family meals. This is the best I’ve ever tasted and it’s been a favorite for generations in my family.

Sweet potato casserole. Do you consider it a side dish or dessert? Or both? Because you know, sometimes when you find something that works for both, you just have to go with it. Right?

My Grandmother Verdie always served it during the holidays and I have to admit that it was always one of my favorite parts of the meal! Served alongside roast turkey, her famous cornbread dressing, and cranberry sauce, my plate was complete! While it makes the perfect dish to serve for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, Grandmother would also serve it for Sunday suppers and other special occasions.

 

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups sweet potatoes
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1⁄3 cup milk

Topping

1⁄3 cup melted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1⁄2 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans

 

DIRECTIONS:

Boil and mash potatoes.
Mix in sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and milk.
Put in a 13×9 inch baking dish.
For the topping melt butter and mix in remaining ingredients.
Sprinkle on top of the potato mixture.
Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees..

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