Mama’s Sweet Potato Casserole

There is nothing like moms cooking.  This dish is a Thanksgiving family tradition.  My mom always brought the sweet potato casserole to our large family gathering among other dishes.  This sweet and crunchy recipe pairs well with turkey or ham and of course some cranberry sauce.  With the small addition of marshmallows on top, I’d say its perfection.

 

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Mix

3 to 4 cups of sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed

1 cup sugar

8 tbsp butter (room temp)

½ cup evaporated milk

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp cinnamon

Topping

4 tbsp butter melted

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup flour

1 cup chopped pecans

Mama's Sweet Potato Casserole

Directions

  1. Rinse/wash sweet potatoes before placing in a large pot on the stove.  Bring sweet potatoes to a boil and turn to medium/low heat.  Leave them to cook for at least an hour (until your fork and easily penetrate the sweet potato. (I use 4 to 5 medium sized sweet potatoes)   
  2. Drain the hot water.  Using a cutting board, place each sweet potato on it to peel.  Use the fork to hold the sweet potato still while you slice and peel each sweet potato.  Place sweet potatoes in large mixing bowl.  
  3. Add in the butter and sugar.  Using a masher, mash the sweet potatoes until ingredients is well blended.  
  4. Add in the evaporated milk, nutmeg and cinnamon and mix again.  
  5. Spray your baking dish (9x13in) with butter.  Add in the sweet potato mix.  Smooth it out and place to the side.  IMG_3492
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. To make the topping, melt butter in a small pot on the stove.  Once melted, add in the pecans, brown sugar and flour.  Mix well with a small spoon.  
  8. Sprinkle the topping onto the sweet potatoes.   IMG_3498
  9. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
  10. When time is up, take the casserole out of the oven and sprinkle marshmallows on top.    
  11. Change the oven settings to broil and place casserole back in the oven for 5 minutes (watch carefully so that you don’t burn the marshmallows).  
  12. Remove when completed and let cool before serving.  IMG_3528

Hope you enjoy!

Thanks mom for sharing your delicious sweet potato casserole dish.  It brings back many fun childhood family memories. And tasty ones 🙂

Katie

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What’s your favorite dish that your mom always made?

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