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Thanksgiving Dinner Sweet Potatoes

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This recipe has been in my family for a while. I'm not sure where it originated. We have it every Thanksgiving and I fix it often during the winter when I need some good, satisfying soul food. It is a souffle-like casserole.


Serves: 0

For the Sweet Potatoes

  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the Topping

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup pecan nuts
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter


Thanksgiving Dinner Sweet Potatoes is a community recipe submitted by tasha_durbin and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Make sure the potatoes are well-mashed. I find it is best to let them cool slightly after cooking, then rice them.
  • Dump all ingredients together in large bowl and mix well.
  • Transfer mixture to casserole dish (I usually use a 2 qt dish).
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for 45-50 minutes.
  • While the potatoes are baking, mix the ingredients for the topping and crumble over the top when there is approx 15-20 minutes left of baking time. When using a shallow dish I usually double the topping to cover the entire surface.
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