Monday, August 9, 2010

My Favorite Childhood Dish


If you were to ask my mother what my most-loved dish was growing up, she would tell you Sweet Potato Casserole. Hands down, it is my favorite way to eat a sweet potato (or two, or three). Traditionally, we always have this dish at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but it also makes a nice side dish for a weeknight meal (especially if you have tons of sweet potatoes to use up).

Here's how to make this easy-peasy dish.
Sweet Potato Casserole
add in the ingredients...Ingredients:
6 medium to large sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled, and mashed
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 TBSP butter
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
Beat cooked potatoes with a mixer to remove some of the sweet potato strings (they will accumulate on your beaters). Add the rest of the ingredients and mix together. Place in a 2 quart dish. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 35 minutes.
To cook my potatoes, I normally boil them for approximately 20 minutes, or until fork tender, and then I remove the skins after they've cooled down a bit. If you use smallish-sized sweet potatoes you may want to reduce the amount of sugar called for. :)

Here is the printable version, just for you. 

This post is linked to the yummy goodness happening at Tasty Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tuesdays At The Table, Tasty Traditions, and Delicious Dishes.


  1. HAHAHA! My blog post today was about sweet potato casserole too! However, mine was NOT a childhood favorite but more an ingredient in an unfortunate incident.

    Yours look very creamy and delicious!

  2. Thats a great recipe. So much better than using canned yams.

  3. We love sweet potatoes around here. Just had baked (microwaved) sweet potatoes for dinner last night. I make one of these only adding brownsugar and no eggs. It is saved for Christmas and Thanksgiving-oh-and Easter:)

  4. That sounds lovely - I really like sweet potatoes so it is nice to have a new recipe to try with them!

  5. Sounds good! Do you think it would work with leftover baked sweet potatoes?

  6. @Melissa: yes, I think it would!

  7. Yummy! I have been nervous about freezing potatoes, but this looks like a winner to me. Thanks!


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