A Terrific Holiday Side Dish
Earlier this week, a girlfriend mentioned she’d been searching for Thanksgiving recipes on my blog…and didn’t come up with much. Typically bloggers will devote the weeks before a holiday to festive dishes, hoping they inspire their readers to add some of them to their menus. When it comes to Thanksgiving, our holiday table features the same ol’ side dishes over and over. My family does not want me experimenting with the stuffing or fruit salad or anything. Spinach souffle is on the menu for Thanksgiving, Christmas AND Easter. I’ve shared all these recipes with you…but you may have to dig deep into the bowels of my blog. Whoops, bowels may not be the most appetizing word to find on a food blog. Moving right along.
Sweet Potato Casserole
After recommending our local Junior League’s sweet potato recipe to my friend, I realized I hadn’t posted this Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping with you all. These candied sweet potatoes are a more elegant version of the classic marshmallow topped casserole. Be forewarned, though. This dish could almost pass for a dessert…so perfect for a carb heavy turkey day meal. But maybe a wee bit too sweet to serve any time but a holiday…at least for the hubby.
More Holiday Inspiration!
To save you from digging, here are a few other Thanksgiving side dishes for you to consider:
Serves: 4-6 servings
- 3 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes (about 3 large)
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup milk
- ⅓ cup flour
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup butter
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Butter 2 quart baking dish. Set aside.
- Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, vanilla and milk and mix well. Pour into baking dish and smooth top.
- Mix the flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
- Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.