Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Topping

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping | Source

Sweet Potato Casserole

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Sweet Potatoes are Very Nutritious!

Sweet Potatoes are not only good but good for you. They are considered to be one of the most nutritious vegetables! Sweet Potatoes are:

  • rich in beta-carotene which converts to Vitamin A and is important for vision health and bone development
  • a good source of Vitamins C and B6.
  • high in antioxidants which lower your risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease
  • rich in Fiber which keeps your bowel healthy and helps to lower cholesterol
  • a source of manganese which helps to maintain normal blood sugar levels and optimal thyroid function
  • low in calories!

Sweet Potatoe Casserole-A Holiday Tradition

Sweet Potatoe Casserole is a tasty tradition that we look forward to as the Holiday Season approaches. For as long as I can remember we always had the sweet potatoe casserole with the marshmallows on top. That was yummy of course but when a friend of mine shared this recipe with me I just couldn't resist making it! I love anything that involves Pecans. Mixed together with the Sweet Potatoes, Brown Sugar and other ingredients I knew it would be delicious. Just as I had hoped, everyone loved it!


Topping Ingredients

  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups Pecan Halves
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 stick Butter, melted

Ingredients

  • 2-29 ounce cans Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 stick Butter, softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

Instructions

  • Drain Sweet Potatoes
  • Mash Sweet Potatoes with Butter and Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Mix Eggs, Sugar, Cinnamon, Salt and Vanilla in a separate bowl until well blended
  • Add Egg Mixture to Sweet Potatoes
  • Spread into 13x9 baking dish

Mash Sweet Potatoes with Butter and Whipping Cream
Mash Sweet Potatoes with Butter and Whipping Cream | Source
Add Egg Mixture to Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Add Egg Mixture to Mashed Sweet Potatoes | Source
  • Mix ingredients for Topping and spread over the top of the Sweet Potatoe Casserole
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until Pecans are browned

Spread Pecan Topping Over Casserole and Bake at 350 degrees
Spread Pecan Topping Over Casserole and Bake at 350 degrees

Sweet potatoes are Versatile

Sweet Potatoes can be baked, fried, broiled and microwaved! They can be sliced, diced and mashed. Check here for some great ways to cook Sweet Potatoes!

Remember, most of the nutrients are close to the skin so it is best if they are cooked while in the skin.

Find out the Difference is between Sweet Potatoes and Yams !



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Comments 13 comments

5 years ago

Voted up. We are certainly into casseroles and this one seems a great variation on a good culinary theme!


gaboy911970 5 years ago

trying it now


gaboy911970 5 years ago

happy hliday


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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

Thanks for the vote, f. We enjoyed it very much. It may be the new tradition!

Hi gaboy. I hope you enjoy:) Happy Holidays to you, too!


5 years ago

Sounds like a good tradition, anyway! (And I always think an advantage of a casserole is that you can always save what's left and store it in the fridge for the next day.)


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tirelesstraveler 5 years ago from California

We had this casserole Thanksgiving it was divine. Thanks for the recipe.


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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

Hi tireless traveler, you're welcome and thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed it. Love that word "divine":)


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twilanelson 5 years ago from Carmichael, California

This is an amazing Hub with an awesome recipe (and photo) for sweet potatoes. I am not sure if I can wait for Christmas to try this recipe. I'm thinking that my family will never again let me make a holiday meal without this dish. Thank you !


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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

You're welcome, twilanelson and thank you for your wonderful and much appreciated comment on this hub. It is an awesome side dish and I know you will enjoy it! Happy Holidays to you and yours:)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

This looks absolutely delicious. I don't have any sweet potato in the house, but do have some pecans, which I'll now munch on. Voting this Up and Useful.


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pedrn44 4 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

Thanks alocsin. It is delicious and is a nice change from the sweet potatoe casserole with marshmallow topping. Pecans make everything better! Happy you stopped by and thanks for the vote:)


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

this is my favorite recipe I am book marking it.

thanks you

debbie


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pedrn44 4 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

Thanks, Deborah! So nice that you stopped by and left a nice comment and I hope you enjoy the casserole:)

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