Are you looking for the most delicious Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole that you have ever eaten? One that is decadent beyond description and will have your family clamoring for more? Well, you are in the right place because Terry’s Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole is all that and more! It’s the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter, and of course, it’s also perfect for any other holiday gathering. Not only is it easy and delicious, you can make it ahead which is a real plus in my book!
One of the benefits of being a food blogger is I get to taste and eat delicious holiday food before the holiday! Take today for instance. It’s a month before Easter but because I wanted to share a great Easter dinner menu and recipe ideas with you I have a fabulous classic Glazed Ham and a yummy Sweet Potato Casserole in the oven. I wish you were here to smell the heavenly aromas wafting through our house. It’s intoxicating!
The recipe I’m sharing today for Terry’s Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole is actually my husband’s recipe. He makes it every year to take to our neighborhood Thanksgiving pot-luck party, and everyone always looks forward to it. In fact, it’s always one of the first dishes to run-out. I know over the years you have probably had lots of really good sweet potato casseroles, but I promise you your family and guests will absolutely swoon over this one. With a crunchy topping of pecans, brown sugar, and butter, it is addicting and deserves a place of honor on your table on Thanksgiving
Another wonderful thing about Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole is you can make it 24-48 hours ahead and cook it whenever you are ready.
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How to make Terry’s Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole
So, let’s get started by gathering your ingredients for Terry’s Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole which are cooked and mashed sweet potatoes, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, salt, eggs, butter, milk, ground cinnamon, flour, pecans and vanilla extract.
To save time, I used canned cooked sweet potatoes. Simply drain the syrup and mash. The recipe calls for 3 cups of cooked sweet potatoes, or you can use 1-29 oz can of yams or cut sweet potatoes in syrup.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, eggs, melted butter, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix well.
Pour this mixture into a medium-size casserole dish which has been lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
For the topping, combine, light brown sugar, flour, toasted and chopped pecans and melted butter in a small bowl and mix well.
Sprinkle the topping evenly over the sweet potato mixture and bake uncovered for approximately 35-40 minutes or until the mixture is set.
Unfortunately, it’s not a low-calorie dish, and despite the healthy sweet potatoes, with the butter and sugar, it’s probably not a dish you should eat every night, but since it’s a holiday… well, maybe you should just plan to take a long walk after dinner.
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Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Mixture
- 3 cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes or 1-29 oz can yams/cut sweet potatoes in syrup, drained
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 cup pecans toasted and chopped
- 1/3 stick butter melted
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
For the Sweet Potato Mixture
- In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, eggs, margarine, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix well.
- Pour into a medium casserole dish that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
For the Topping
- Combine topping ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well.
To assemble the casserole.
- Sprinkle evenly over the top of the sweet potato mixture.
- Bake for approximately 35-45 minutes, or until the topping is bubbling and light golden brown, and the sweet potato mixture has set.