This was a great "find" on AllRecipes - we were having steaks and needed a potato side dish, and had quite a few sweet potatoes to use (we had baked them earlier in the week, just to have on hand, but didn't have anything planned for them). I did a quick search for sweet potato casseroles and this recipe had great reviews. My son in particular is very happy I found and made this one - he absolutely LOVED it. It is VERY sweet - very dessert like, but if you like sweet potatoes, you should definitely give this one a try. It went well with steaks, salad, and some cheesy garlic bread for a very tasty and filling meal.
Sweet Potato Casserole slightly adapted from Mary48 on AllRecipes
2 1/2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 TBS milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 TBS butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I used walnuts)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a small baking dish.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix together the mashed sweet potatoes, 1/4 cup melted butter, milk, sugar, vanilla, and egg. Spread the mixture in the prepared baking dish.
- In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and flour, cut in the 2 1/2 TBS butter with a fork until mixture is crumbly, then stir in the chopped pecans (or walnuts). Sprinkle the nut mixture over the top of the sweet potatoes.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.