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.
- 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
- Boil the chopped sweet potatoes until they are tender. Drain water and place in a bowl.
- Beat with electric mixer and add butter, brown sugar, milk, cinnamon and orange juice until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a 9 x 9 baking dish and top with marshmallows and pecans.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 min or until marshmallows brown.
Your family will thank you for making this!