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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Good-Enough-to-Earn-Honorary-Southerner-Status Sweet Potato Casserole

Where is time going???? 2 weeks until Thanksgiving!


Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Are you hosting this year? Or do you have to bring a dish to wherever you are having Thanksgiving? What is your favorite thing to make?


I know you don't exactly know me as a recipe blogger, but guess what? My kids do actually have to eat. A lot. I don't know where they put it all. 


So, I thought I would share my absolute favorite Thanksgiving side as part of Mama B's Share a Spoon this week.


As you might know, I'm a Yankee married to a Southerner and living in the South. For some reason, no one around here believes that a Yankee can have the best sweet potato casserole EVER, but I do! And after everyone tasted this, they believed me. I think it's actually good enough to earn me honorary Southerner status.


Now, I didn't make up this recipe. But, it's just scribbled on a recipe card in my recipe box and I can't remember where I found it. But, trust me, this is the best recipe! It is almost sweet enough to count as dessert...but you can count it as a side and STILL get to have dessert.


















INGREDIENTS
3 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes(I don't really measure, I think I used 4 sweet potatoes)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup evaporated milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour


DIRECTIONS
I bake my sweet potatoes the day before Thanksgiving- wrap in foil, bake at 325 for about 3 hours or until they are soft. You might want to put another sheet of foil below them for easy clean up.
Mix together sweet potatoes, white sugar, 1/2 cup butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Spread into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Mix together 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine, pecans, brown sugar, and flour. Spoon on top of sweet potato mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.


There is never any left. Let me know if you try it!

Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving side recipe? Link up at Share a Spoon!

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35 Comments:

Blogger Ms Bibi said...

Out Thanksgiving is a distant memory.

Can you believe I never made or tasted Sweet Potato Casserole? We were just talking about it with my friends the other day.Maybe next year I will surprise everyone.

November 11, 2010 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I absolutely love sweet potato casserole. I make it all the time- not just turkey day. Yum.

November 11, 2010 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Zoo said...

ooooh! Yummy! It would be fun to have a bake off! But who would judge? Aw, who cares! It would just be fun to eat it all! lol

November 11, 2010 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

See...I always thought I didn't like sweet potato casserole because real Southerners make yams and they cover them with marshmallows and it's nasty. Then I saw someone make a real sweet potato casserole and I thought...if I add this, and change that I might actually like that. Voila! I DO like it! I add some really good maple syrup in mine. AMAZING!

I am going to try this recipe at some point this holiday season though! I'll let you know when I do!

Thanks for SHARING!

November 11, 2010 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger That One Mom said...

Um, I'll judge! This sounds heavenly!

November 11, 2010 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger MiMi said...

YUMMMMMMY!!! I'm going to try this on TG this year!

November 11, 2010 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger chele said...

Thanks! Every year I try to add something different to the table. This year, it will be this sweet potato casserole.

November 11, 2010 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

Baking them the day before is a GREAT idea. YUMMY!

November 11, 2010 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh soooo yummy Shell! This one looks great. I may have to try it out this year.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex

November 11, 2010 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Oka said...

My Dad would love this.

November 11, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger WhisperingWriter said...

Oo I would LOVE this!! I am a huge fan of sweet potato casseroles. Golden Corral used to serve an awesome one.

November 11, 2010 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I can't bring myself to like sweet potatoes! I'm the only person I know who doesn't like them. Blecch. But I'm not opposed to preparing them for other people, so perhaps I'll try it anyway! :)

November 11, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Mommy Needs a Vacation said...

This recipe looks VERY close to my family's sweet potato souffle! It is delish!! And no, I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving time! I am traveling back East to my in-laws. Wish me luck!

November 11, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Sonora said...

I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving either. Time is really flying. I am not a huge fan of sweet potatoes, but then I haven't tried your recipe. It does look like it would be delicious. It may sound silly, but one of my favorite sides is green bean casserole.

November 11, 2010 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger purseblogger said...

Oh my gosh that sounds delicious! I am so going to try this. Thank you for posting because I've been assigned to bring a sweet potato side dish and I've been looking around for ideas. Can't wait to try it!

November 11, 2010 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger shortmama said...

I only recently got into sweet potatoes! Sounds so good!

November 11, 2010 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger For the Love of Naps - Sarah said...

Yum! A cup of sugar - what's not to love.

November 11, 2010 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

MMMm I love sweet potato casserole and pie. Nikki just called and said Drex ate half a jar of sweet potato...I think I NEED some sweet potatoes!

November 11, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Darlene said...

This sounds really good. I'll have to give it a try!

November 11, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Thankfully I don't have to lift a finger for the big dinner. I wonder if I could pass this recipe to the host? Probably bad manners.

November 11, 2010 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Stasha said...

I am not a sweet potato eater. I am weird and I know it.

One of my favorites is stuffing! I loooove stuffing!

November 11, 2010 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger SquirrelQueen said...

Being Southern born I love sweet potatoes. Your recipe sounds a lot like a sweet potato casserole I used to make. I haven't made it in years but after seeing your post I think I will dust off my recipe for Thanksgiving.

November 11, 2010 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

This is the recipe that my husbands Mimi uses! It is AMAZING!!

November 11, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger My Momma Drama said...

Oh, THANKSGIVING? Jeez... where the hell did 2010 go? I'm a southerner and can only cook spaghetti. You've got me beat! Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

November 11, 2010 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger mintifresh said...

I think I ave the same recipe or one very close. It's everyone's favorite! That's what I am taking to our dinner, YUM!

November 11, 2010 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Mo 'Betta said...

My MIL makes this (or very similar) and it is delicious!! And I'm not a big sweet potato fan...it's the topping that makes it! Almost like a dessert, which we all know is my most favorite thing :)

November 11, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Debra said...

I have never had sweet potatoes, I think I will have to try to make them this year. We are having Thanksgiving just our small family it will be our first time ever!

November 11, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Hyacynth said...

Ok, I'm going to trust you here, and try this recipe out for Thanksgiving dinner because I have been designated the sweet potato dish.
Thanks for something new!

November 11, 2010 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Our recipes sound very similar...my hubby is a southerner...maybe that is why (the recipe is his!)

November 12, 2010 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Thank goodness I am NOT hosting this year! I'm a cleaner upper, which is fine by me ;) Looks yummy Shell! I love sweet p's! Send me a doggie bag?

November 12, 2010 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger Emmy said...

Oh that sounds so good

November 12, 2010 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

We love sweet potatoes here. I will need to try this recipe.

November 12, 2010 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Robyn Lee said...

Wow, wow, wow!... This sounds DIVINE!! I might just have to make it for this Thanksgiving! :) Thanks for sharing it!

November 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

Wow! That sounds really yummy! I am making sweet potatoe casserole this year for Thanksgiving and was going to use a friends recipe. But I will be using yours now! Thanks girl! I will tell you how it turned out and what the response was!
thanks!

November 23, 2010 at 11:12 AM  
OpenID adashofdomestic said...

These look very tasty!

November 28, 2011 at 9:05 PM  

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