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!
You can’t go wrong with celebrating Easter this year with a traditional Easter dinner of Glazed Ham, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Bean Bundles Wrapped in Bacon, and for dessert, a show-stopping Triple Berry Pavlova.
If you are looking for more ideas for side dishes for Thanksgiving, you might also want to check out my post for 19 Mouthwatering Thanksgiving Recipes. It’s full of delicious side dishes.
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, right next to your ham on Easter Sunday.
Another wonderful thing about Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole is you can make it 24-48 hours ahead and cook it whenever you are ready.
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.