Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday to cook for, and I love to do a big table setting every year.  I will posting several recipes and decorating ideas leading up to the day.  One of my favorite things to make is a sweet potato casserole.  I have been making this dish for the last 9 or 10 years.  It’s always a favorite with all our friends and family.

Start with 5 sweet potatoes and peel them.


Cut them into 1 inch cubes.


Boil them in a pot of water unit they are falling apart when you poke them with a fork.


Drain water and place in a large mixing bowl.


Add 2-3 Tbsp of butter while beating.


Add one cup of milk.


Beat the milk into the sweet potatoes.


Add 1/4 cup of brown sugar.


Add 2-3 tsp of cinnamon.


Squeeze 1/2 a large orange being careful not to get the seeds in the sweet potatoes.  When I first started making this, I used my dad’s fresh squeezed orange juice from the orange trees in his yard.  Oh, how I miss those oranges!


Keep mixing until the mixture is smooth and not lumpy.


This is what it will look like.


Spoon into a 9 x 9 baking disband smooth the top level.  Add marshmallows and chopped pecans to the top.


Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the marshmallows brown.  I usually let mine get more brown, but with photographing so many dishes, I was rushed.


Sweet Potato Casserole
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Thanksgiving
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Serves: 8
  • 5 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2-3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ orange, juiced
  • 2 cups marshmallows
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  1. Boil the chopped sweet potatoes until they are tender. Drain water and place in a bowl.
  2. Beat with electric mixer and add butter, brown sugar, milk, cinnamon and orange juice until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a 9 x 9 baking dish and top with marshmallows and pecans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 min or until marshmallows brown.



Your family will thank you for making this!




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