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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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.