Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
- 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 pounds (about 4 cups) sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and mashed
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, butter, eggs, milk, vanilla extract and sugar. Spread into a greased 1-1/2-qt. casserole.
- 2. For topping, combine all the ingredients and sprinkle over potatoes. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6-8 servings.
3/4 cup: 390 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.
Reviews for Sweet Potato Casserole
"This tasted just like the sweet potato casserole I grew up with. The only difference was a change to the topping. The coconut added a different flavor than what I was used to but it was a great change."
"This was great! Only difference I did was add just a sprinkle of sea salt to the mashed sweet potatoes. Then to the topping added just a small touch of maple syrup. Then topped the topping with corn flake crumbs."
"This is an easy, delicious recipe that I've been using for years - with the exception of coconut. It still tastes great without it."
"Hi.What can I use in place of coconut?"
"This has been a family holiday favorite for over 20 years. I leave out the coconut because not everyone in my family likes it. Otherwise it is delicious."
"This recipe has been a favorite with my family for over 20 years! (As a matter of fact, I still use the original recipe card which I clipped from Country in 1991!) I do cut back a bit on the amount of sugar in the sweet potato mixture, since the delicious topping adds plenty of sweetness."
"Terrific Thanksgiving recipe! What a crowd pleaser!!!"
"awesome recipe been making this 3 or 4 yrs now people that generally don,t eat sweet potatoes actually enjoy this for some reason"
"Phenominal I make a sweet potato casserole every year. Not sure if this is the same recipe, but it has the same ingredients. I also use less sugar, both in and on top of this."
"My whole family loves this version of sweet potato casserole. No marshmallows for us please. We don't like it supper sweet; sweet potatoes have their own natural sweetness (that's why they are "sweet" potatoes) so we generally don't add that much sugar, if any. This will definitely have a place on the Thanksgiving table!"
"I agree with the other reviewers... this is more of a dessert than a side dish. I'll probably make this again, but I'll halve the sugar."
"This recipe was a hit last Thanksgiving so I made it again this year. Everyone loves it! I've already shared this recipe with several people."
"My children and my husband always ask for this if they see sweet potatoes on the grocery list. I am often asked to bring this to pot luck dinners too."
"I thought this was very good without being too sweet. Goes well with beef and with ham."
"This has become a favourite in our family too. Delicious!"
"I"m not a fan of sweet potato's but tried this dish for Thanksgiving and fell in love with it."
"This is a very tasty way to prepare sweet potatoes for a holiday meal. I felt it was a bit too sweet and would decrease some of the sugar, other than that, it is a winner and I'll make it again and again."
"I too have been making this dish for years. We just love it, and look forward to the holidays because it means this dish will be on the table. I would suggest anyone who likes candied yams to give this a try."