Mom’s Sweet Potato Bake
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
We love this recipe! It was a great change from our marshmallow sweet potato casserole. I cooked my sweet potatoes in a slow cooker for four hours on high, then was able to scoop the flesh out easily to make this dish. I wouldn’t change a thing, it’s perfect as is! I will definitely be making this over the holidays again next year!
This is the sweet potato casserole I’ve made for 43 years. The only difference, I do the mixture in a large blender. It gives it a soufflé texture that is very unexpected! Occasionally, I will substitute orange juice for the milk at Christmas.
This is almost exactly how I’ve made my famous sweet potato casserole for years. I devoure the leftovers (even for breakfast). It’s one of the few foods my mother-in-law would actually say something nice about. She can’t stand her yankee DIL is a better cook.
Once baked do you eat it hot or cold?
Made this yesterday with just a couple of slight adjustments; used double the amount of sweet potatoes, 1 cup of brown sugar but kept the rest of the ingredients the same. Everyone LOVED it and this looks like it will be my new go to sweet potato recipe! Thx! Oh, and can be prepped in advance, refrigerated and then baked which is always a good thing to be able to do when hosting 10 for dinner!
Excellent and so easy to put together. We will make this recipe throughout the year not just for Thanksgiving. The only addition that I will make in the future is to add some cinnamon and nutmeg.
these were excellent. Made them just as is. company loved them too. Will definitely make again.
I made this for Thanksgiving, but used two 49 oz cans of sweet potatoes (drained). Because the potatoes were already sweet from the syrup I left out the sugar called for in the recipe, and only used a tablespoon of milk. It still turned out well, although next time I won't use the canned potatoes. The topping really makes this dish extra special. As others have said, don't add the pecans until the butter, flour and brown sugar are crumbly. Thanks for the great recipe!
This is a southern staple at holidays. My family always makes it for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Good recipe, however the directions.....For all you new cooks out there, when you're making the topping, be sure to add the pecans after you've already cut your butter/margarine into the flour/brown sugar mixture. Otherwise, you'll be spending tons of time trying to incorporate the butter around the pecans.