Thanksgiving 2015-Sweet Potato Casserole
The end of November to the end of December is officially my favorite time of year. Oh, I like summer. And October. And don’t even get me started on Fall. But, yes, I’m one of those “Christmas People” that people bitch about on Facebook starting sometimes around Halloween. I cannot wait for Christmas. I love everything about it. I love the trees and the lights and the presents and the cookies and the “very special episodes” of my favorite shows. I work hard to wring every single bit of fun out of the Christmas season.
But, this week I’m talking about Thanksgiving.
First, if this is your first year making a turkey, I want to reassure you that they’re really not difficult at all to make. They’re big. They’re (sometimes) expensive. But, they’re not difficult.
Next, I want to take about this great little sweet potato casserole recipe that is super easy and inexpensive to make and tastes delicious. It happens to be a “knock off” recipe from a sweet potato casserole featured at a famous steak house. I’ve never been to know whether or not that’s true, but I can say this buttery, nutty sweet casserole is a great addition to Thanksgiving dinner.
Yes, that’s a crust made from brown sugar and pecans.
- 1 can of sweet potatoes
- .5 stick of butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2/3c sugar
- 2/3 c brown sugar
- 1/4c flour
- 1/2 c chopped pecan
- .5 stick of melted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Butter a casserole dish
- Dump drained sweet potatoes, eggs, butter, sugar and vanilla into a mixing bowl and mix until smooth.
- Pour into buttered casserole dish.
- Mix together melted butter, brown sugar, flour and pecans.
- Spread over top of sweet potatoes
- Bake for 30 minutes
This is one of those dishes that can be plopped into the oven with other items and cook at their temperature. If you’re cooking at a higher temperature watch to be sure it doesn’t burn and reduce the cooking time. This is a great, sweet dish to add to the more savory Thanksgiving offerings and if you’re looking for a budget conscious side dish, this is a great choice.