Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole

Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole (with or without nuts) | RaisingArrows.netLet’s be honest, sweet potatoes and marshmallows do not belong in the same dish together.  I know for years you’ve been told they make the perfect Thanksgiving side dish, but whoever started that rumor was wrong.

Let me introduce you to the way WE make Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes.  A little butter, a little vanilla, a little brown sugar, and a smattering of pecans (or not) and you have a recipe for success!  Goodbye marshmallows – Hello empty dish!

{yeah, you’re gonna want to double this!}

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Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole
Bottom Layer:
4 cups of mashed sweet potatoes
1 stick of butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Top Layer:
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional

Melt butter and sugar together for bottom layer.  (If I have just made the sweet potatoes, I just throw these into the piping hot mashed sweet potatoes.)  Mix in with the sweet potatoes, add the vanilla and spread in a greased 9×13″ pan.  Next, melt the butter with the brown sugar and flour.  Cook until thick.  Spread top layer over the bottom layer and add chopped pecans.  You can add them to the entire pan, not at all, or half of the pan the way we do it.  Bake at 425° for 25 minutes.

This dish freezes well, so feel free to make it up ahead of time and pull it out in time to reheat for the festivities!

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  1. Yes! Marshmallows are only for smores. I’ve been looking for a new sweet potato recipe. Think I’ll be trying this one. Thanks!

  2. I love this recipe! The one I use is very similar to it, and you are right, the dish gets emptied every time! I love your blog and so appreciate the link-up every week. I always leave here encouraged. May God bless you for your faithfulness to Him! Love, Cheryl

  3. I just made this and put in the freezer for Thanksgiving. However, I didn’t put any sugar in the topping, only the flour, butter and nuts. We’re trying to cut back on sugar, and there’s already quite a bit of sugar in the potato layer. I’m hoping it’s still yummy.