Why are some dishes only served at certain times of the year, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas? The sweet potato is such a nutritious and versatile recipe that I often wonder why we don’t eat it year ’round.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Nothing takes the place of a fresh sweet potato, but sometimes, cheating with a can or 2 is ok. Just don’t mention that it’s canned around any Southerner! There’s many variations of sweet potato casserole but the one below is a family favorite…give it a try anytime!

Sweet Potato Casserole

You will need:
medium (2 quart) baking/casserole dish
large bowl
small bowl

2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
2 1/ Tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350*

Beat eggs, granulated sugar, and 3/4 cup butter. Add milk and vanilla. Combine with the mashed sweet potatoes; spoon into a greased 2-quart casserole. Combine brown sugar, flour, 2 tablespoons softened butter, and pecans, mixing until crumbly; sprinkle over sweet potatoes. Bake for 45 minutes. Serve with any main dish, and remember this is good cold, too! Enjoy!