December 1, 2023


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Candy Potato Casserole with Buttery Pecan Topping

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This candy potato casserole has a scrumptious candy and creamy filling that’s excellent with the buttery pecan topping. So basic and so good!

It wouldn’t be a Thanksgiving meal with out this casserole! My model of this iconic dish balances the flavors within the candy filling and in addition gives simply the correct amount of golden, buttery topping.

Scoop taken out of sweet potato casserole in white baking dish.

Candy Potato Filling

The bottom of this casserole begins with cooked candy potatoes (stovetop and Instantaneous Pot technique included within the recipe).

After the potatoes are drained and get a lightweight mash, add:

  • brown sugar
  • eggs
  • milk or evaporated milk
  • melted butter
  • vanilla
  • salt

Combine all of it up till thick and creamy.

Put together the Topping

The buttery pecan topping for this candy potato casserole recipe is so good! And whereas I’m at present calling it “topping,” if we’re actually being trustworthy with ourselves, I feel we will all acknowledge it for what it’s: STREUSEL.

You understand. The stuff that often goes on dessert. Nobody round right here appears to complain {that a} couple days a 12 months we get to eat dessert disguised as a potato dish.

Unfold the candy potato filling in a 9X13-inch dish, prime with the tasty streusel topping, and bake till piping sizzling.

Pecan Topping vs Marshmallow Topping

I grew up consuming a variation of this casserole topped with marshmallows that have been broiled till golden. Nicely “consuming” is a broad generalization right here. I did NOT take pleasure in candy potato casserole rising up.

However my mother cherished it and made it yearly for Thanksgiving. The toasty marshmallows at all times made me suppose I’d prefer it (I imply, hey, I used to be a child in any case, and within the face of marhsmallows, who would say no??) till I might attempt it and understand that nope, as soon as once more a candy potato s’mores with the feel of pumpkin pie was most positively not my factor.

Quick ahead to now. In my extra mature fifth decade on this earth, I’ve realized quite a bit about myself, together with how I do and don’t like my candy potato casserole.

Serving spoon with scoop of sweet potato casserole and pecan topping.

The Excellent Candy Potato Casserole

Seems, I prefer it similar to this.

The candy potato filling is creamy and candy with sufficient salt to make the flavors pop and sufficient texture to attenuate the pumpkin pie vibes. The topping not solely provides buttery sweetness, however the toasty pecans give the crunch that my soul longs for with this basic casserole.

My different favourite candy potato casserole is that this ultra-simple model with a tasty trace of orange and cayenne within the filling and a broiled brown sugar topping.

I’d like to know the place you stand on candy potato casserole? Find it irresistible? Hate it? Tolerate it?

A number of of my children listing candy potato casserole as their favourite factor on the Thanksgiving unfold, so it’s a for positive on our menu. For those who’re searching for a very basic but in addition leveled-up model, this recipe is for you!

Fork scooping bite of sweet potato casserole with pecan topping.

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Serving spoon with sweet potato casserole and pecan topping.

Candy Potato Casserole with Buttery Pecan Topping

Candy Potato Filling:

  • 3 medium (or 4 to five small) candy potatoes, about 2 1/2 kilos (see notice)
  • cup 2%, complete, or evaporated milk
  • ⅓ to ½ cup packed gentle or darkish brown sugar
  • 2 massive eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Buttery Pecan Topping:

  • ¾ cup packed gentle brown sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 ¼ cups chopped pecans
  • Preheat the oven to 350 levels F. Evenly grease a 9X13-inch baking dish and put aside.

  • For the potatoes, peel and dice the candy potatoes. You need to have about 6 cups or 2 to 2 1/2 kilos of cubed potatoes. Place in a saucepan, cowl with water, and convey to a simmer over medium warmth. Proceed cooking till the potatoes are tender, 12-Quarter-hour. Drain and place in a big bowl.

  • Evenly mash the candy potatoes. Add the milk, brown sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla and salt, and blend till evenly mixed.

  • Unfold the combination evenly within the ready pan.

  • For the topping, in a medium bowl, whisk collectively the brown sugar, flour and salt. Add the butter and blend till evenly mixed. Add the pecans and toss to mix.

  • Sprinkle the topping over the candy potato combination. Bake for 25 to half-hour till the filling is sizzling all through and the topping is golden. Serve instantly or cowl with foil and preserve heat for as much as an hour earlier than serving.

Candy Potatoes: the potatoes will also be cooked within the Instantaneous Pot with 1  cup water. Cook dinner on excessive stress for 4 minutes. Fast launch the stress (if liquid bubbles from the valve, shut the valve, wait a couple of minutes and take a look at once more). Drain and use within the recipe.

Serving: 1 serving, Energy: 265kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 3g, Fats: 16g, Saturated Fats: 7g, Ldl cholesterol: 49mg, Sodium: 260mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 18g

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