And at most Thanksgiving tables, we find some sort of sweet potatoes.
There are so many ways to make sweet potatoes. Some are great and some are just yuck! This little sweet potato casserole is like dessert. The first time I had this dish, we were sharing Thanksgiving at my parents house. My sister made this side dish and we all went crazy.
If you believe sweet potatoes must be served with marshmallows, I will not judge. You probably like Peeps too, again, not judging. You can add them to the top. But you honestly do not need them. The sugars and pecans make this dish come to life.
Sweet Potato Casserole
3 cups cooked, sweet potatoes
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup butter, divided (1/2 cup melted & 1/2 cup softened)
1 T Vanilla
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup white flour
Peel and mash potatoes. In a large bowl add eggs, white sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, and vanilla. Mix with an electric mixer. Place in a 13X9 buttered baking dish.
Mix brown sugar, pecans, and flour. Then add 1/2 cup softened butter. Sprinkle on top of potato mixture. Optional: top with 1 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows. I don’t do this but some like it.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve warm. And leftovers are yummy too!