Sweet Potato Casserole

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
1 hr 20 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 large), scrubbed
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the preparing the pan
  • 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Put the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and pierce each one 2 or 3 times with a fork. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool.

Turn the oven down to 350 degrees F. Scoop the sweet potato out of their skins and into a medium bowl. Discard the skins. Mash the potatoes until smooth. Add the eggs, butter, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and the pepper to taste. Whisk the mixture until smooth.

Butter an 8-by-8-inch casserole. Pour the sweet potato mixture into the pan and sprinkle the top with the pecans. Bake until puffed, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

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Was thinking of mixing the whole thing up and baking in the morning. Has anyone done th? If yes, what were the results item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious - not that candied sweet potato taste that can be cloying. Tried making the day before and transporting to a family dinner, and the texture was really not the same - it comes out nice and puffy, almost souffle. Once it deflates it is still yummy but not nearly as good. This is definitely one to bake and bring right to the table. But you can certainly roast and mash the potatoes ahead of time, and have everything else ready to go! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, gluten free alternative just the perfect amount of sweet! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the first time last Thanksgiving with my granddaughter. We have renamed it Maja's Sweet Potato Casserole. It tasted wonderful; and coming from me that is great praise. Being English I did not grow up with Sweet Potato's and hated them; this recipe changed my mind big time. Maja can not wait for Thanksgiving so she can help grandma in the kitchen and everyone is looking forward to Maja's Sweet Potato Casserole! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a perfect balance of sweet and savory. Highly recommended. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was alright, but I think I was expecting it to be sweeter. I love when the sweet potato casserole tastes almost like dessert! It wasn't bad, but I'll probably be looking for another recipe next time I make it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My favorite sweet potato recipe. I love that you can really taste the sweet potatoes and not just the sugar as with so many of the sp casserole recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very easy to make and was perfect for our holiday party. We substituted regular pecans with candied pecans (a gift and WOW!!! If I don't have candied nuts then I just sprinkle a little brown sugar over them. This is now my go-to recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
my family and i love to have this during the year, and it brings us back to thanksgiving. love it! would recommend it to everyone totry it and follow the recipe to the T!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this reciepe twice for pot lucks. both times I doubled the reciepe. I did as others suggested and doubled the brown sugar. I also sprinkled briwn sugar and butter over the top to carmalize the pecans. It was delicious, every body oved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Done all but topping night before. Works great, just mis topping before baking. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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