Sweet Potato Casserole

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Sweet Potato Casserole
Mary Britton Senseney

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potato casserole is a favorite Thanksgiving side dish, but you don't have to wait until then for it. It teams well with turkey, but it's also perfect with pork or chicken.

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Ready in
1 h, 20 m
8
Servings
410
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray, for the baking dish
  • 6 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 Cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/3 Cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease an 11-by-7-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Put the sweet potatoes in a pot just large enough to fit and fill with water just to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, for 30-35 minutes. When cool enough to handle, peel the sweet potatoes, place in a bowl, and mash.

Combine the mashed sweet potatoes, melted butter, and next 4 ingredients. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon into the baking dish.

In a bowl, combine the brown sugar and remaining ingredients. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture. Bake for 30 minutes.

Sweet Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Sweet Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
35%
Sugar
31g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
51%
Cholesterol
86mg
29%
Protein
4g
9%
Carbs
49g
16%
Vitamin A
837µg
93%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.1%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
12.5%
Vitamin C
2mg
4%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.5%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
69mg
7%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
20µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
25µg
6%
Folic acid
3µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
37mg
9%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
3.9%
Phosphorus
105mg
15%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
413mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.5%
Sodium
83mg
3%
Sugars, added
26g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.8%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
0.8mg
5.6%