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Southern Recipes: Orange and Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Updated on October 16, 2014

I Love Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes. You may love the flavor as well as all the great tasting dishes you can make with recipes like this one.
I love sweet potatoes. You may love the flavor as well as all the great tasting dishes you can make with recipes like this one. | Source

Great Tasting Recipes are a Delight

Great tasting recipes are a delight. Of course, there are many different types of recipes you might like to make for Thanksgiving as well as during other times of the year.

Naturally, these different types of recipes may be similar or they may be quite different than the types of recipes that you, your family or those in your region might make and enjoy.

They say that variety is the spice of life, maybe it is just one of the many spices of life. If you enjoy making homemade holiday meals while using different types of recipes, especially those you have never tried before, you might want to learn how to make some good old Southern recipes, such as this orange sweet potato casserole.

Come along and I will show you how to make this delicious side dish.

Sweet Potato Cookbooks

If you love sweet potatoes, you may want to learn more about how to prepare them in different ways. They are delicious. They are also very healthy for you. They taste so good that getting kids to eat them is not too difficult at all. Interestingly, they are so good that others are sharing their favorite recipes with others like us.

You can make all sorts of great tasting foods and beverages by following along in a cookbook, and you can find all sorts of interesting cookbooks online today.

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Here is Our Family Favorite

Orange and Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe


  • 6 Fully Cooked Sweet Potatoes
  • 3 Navel Oranges
  • 3/4 cup softened butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed Orange Juice
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Cook Time

Total Time: about 2 hours

Serves: 6


  1. Allow the butter or margarine to soften to room temperature about 20 minutes before preparation time by placing it out onto the kitchen counter.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Prepare a baking dish or casserole dish by lightly coating it with cooking spray. Set aside until needed.
  4. Peel the cooked sweet potatoes and then slice them thinly into the bottom of the baking dish or casserole dish. Arrange the sweet potato slices into a single layer at the bottom.
  5. Peel and slice the navel oranges thinly and then add a layer of orange slices over the sweet potato slices.
  6. Generously dot with softened butter or margarine and sprinkle on some sugar. Add another layer of sliced sweet potatoes and then another layer of navel oranges. Add more softened butter or margarine and then sprinkle again with sugar. Continue to add another layer of sweet potato slices and then slices of navel oranges. End by adding several dots of softened butter or margarine and sprinkling the top with sugar.
  7. Mix the freshly squeezed orange juice, or you may use regular premixed orange juice and the lemon juice. Combine well and then slowly pour this citrus mixture over the top of the orange sweet potato casserole.
  8. Place in preheated oven to bake for about 90 minutes or until done and the top of the casserole a light golden brown.
1 star from 1 rating of Orange Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

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Navel Oranges - 7 lbs - Citrus From the Fruit Company
Navel Oranges - 7 lbs - Citrus From the Fruit Company

Navel Oranges by The Fruit Company®

"Our Navel Oranges are simply incredible! This seedless, large fruit is bursting with flavor and color. Each bright orange fruit is hand-selected from premier groves and rushed to your doorstep.

Note: Cannot be shipped to California."


Navel Oranges of our favorites...

Fresh and delicious navel oranges are one of our favorites. Do you know you can get them by the crate full when they are in season? Well, you can and when you do, you will have lots of oranges for sharing and lots more for using to make all sorts of recipes.

Whether you want to cook with them or use them to make various types of nutritious beverages such as fruit smoothies, a large crate full of fresh and delicious navel oranges will not disappoint you or your family.

Try some navel oranges in a crate and you will want some each year, we do!

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Make Something Good Today

When you make a sweet potato recipe, you can make something good today to enjoy with family or friends.
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  • CamelliaPenny profile image


    4 years ago from South Carolina

    I usually add some orange juice to mine, but had not thought of using oranges as well. Sounds sweet and wonderful!

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    6 years ago

    This recipe sounds evil! We do not celebrate Thanksgiving in South Africa so I have a good excuse to try it any time I get the urge. I can almost taste the marmalade taste from the orange mixed with the sweet potato, it can only be very good.


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