Classic Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

This classic Sweet Potato Casserole is great on your Thanksgiving table and also a perfect side dish that can be enjoyed any time of the year. It is filled with a delicious sweet potato mixture and topped with crunchy pecans and marshmallows.

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This Sweet Potato Casserole is one of those classic dishes that originates in the Midwest but is enjoyed by people all over. It is SO easy to make and it is SO delicious. This dish is typically made for Thanksgiving meals, but goes great with any holiday or any-day meal. How can you go wrong with buttery, sugary sweet potatoes that are topped with crunchy pecans and gooey marshmallows? It’s a sweet potato lover’s dream come true! The prep for this recipe is minimal, cook time is short and you can easily prep it ahead of time and bake just before serving.

How do you make easy sweet potato casserole?

  • Boil sweet potatoes for about 20 minutes or until a fork is easily inserted into the centers.

  • Drain and mash and add eggs, butter, milk, pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar and mix!

  • Spread mixture in an even layer in a 9x13 baking dish.

  • Combine pecans, butter, flour and brown sugar in a medium bowl and mix well. Spread over the top of the sweet potato layer (there will be gaps!).

  • Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Add marshmallows in an even layer 5 minutes before time is up. ENJOY!

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Can I make sweet potato casserole in advance?

Yes! That is one of the things I love about this recipe. Prep Sweet Potato Casserole up to 2 days before baking, but leave the toppings (pecans and marshmallows) off until just before you put it in the oven. This will save you 30 minutes, which is extremely valuable. Especially if you are making this casserole on a holiday!

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What are some other make ahead Thanksgiving recipes?

  • Plain ol’ (but very delicious) Mashed Potatoes can be made the day before and heated before serving. Or you can make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes in just 20 minutes!

  • Homemade Cranberry Sauce can also be made a day ahead. Be sure to press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the sauce before refrigerating.

  • Make the dessert ahead of time to save yourself a ton of time! These TOTALLY DELICIOUS Pumpkin Bars stay perfectly fresh when store in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

  • Creamy Crockpot Corn and Crockpot Mac and Cheese are two holiday hit recipes that can simmer in your slow cooker while you get everything else done in the kitchen!

Enjoy this yummy Sweet Potato Casserole no matter what time of year you make it!

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Side dish, Sweet Potatoes, Holiday recipe
Side Dish
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Sweet Potato CasseroleThis classic Sweet Potato Casserole is great on your Thanksgiving table and also a perfect side dish that can be enjoyed any time of the year. It is filled with a delicious sweet potato mixture and topped with crunchy pecans and marshmallows.https://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b612/meganporta/SweetPotatoCasseroleTHUMBNAIL_zpspbhci5jq.jpg2018-11-30
Yield: 12

Sweet Potato Casserole

prep time: 35 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 60 mins

Sweet Potato Casserole is not just meant for the holidays! This favorite side dish is filled with bites of marshmallow and crunchy pecans.

ingredients:

Casserole
  • 5 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
Topping
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 5 cups miniature marshmallows

instructions:

  1. Fill a large saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add sweet potato chunks and boil for 20 minutes, or until a fork easily goes through the centers of the potatoes. Drain and mash. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Add the eggs, 1/2 cup butter, milk, 1/2 cup brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice to the mashed potatoes. Mix well and pour into prepared baking dish, spreading into an even layer.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the 1/2 cup brown sugar, flour, pecans and 1/4 cup melted butter. Mix and pour evenly over sweet potatoes (there will be gaps). Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, adding the marshmallows for the last five minutes of baking. Serve warm!
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