This Praline Topped Sweet Potato Casserole will win over the whole family! An easy Thanksgiving side dish recipe that trumps the marshmallow version.
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 it’s perfect for a carb heavy turkey day meal. But maybe a wee bit too sweet to serve any time but a holiday, but definitely worth the calorie splurge!
More Holiday Inspiration!
To save you from digging, here are a few other Thanksgiving side dishes for you to consider:
Apple, Cherry, Walnut Salad with Maple Dressing (In case you need some lighter fare!)
Holiday Fruit Salad (my great-grandmother’s recipe that’s on all our holiday menus!)
Pumpkin Challah (A pumpkin version of the classic braided egg bread)
Spinach Souffle (another MUST make at our house! An updated version of my mom’s version which used Velveeta!)
Moomie’s Buns (SO tender and delicious! Make ahead of time and freeze for the holidays)
More Side Dishes You’ll Love:
- Corn Pudding from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese from Amanda’s Cookin’
- Spinach Salad with Pears, Cranberries and Candied Pecans (In case you need some lighter fare!)
Things you may need to make this sweet potato casserole with praline topping recipe:
- Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract
- 2 Quart Casserole Dish
Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping
A terrific sweet potato recipe that will convert even your biggest naysayer!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: Thanksgiving, Side dish
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- 3 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes (about 3 large)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 cup flour
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 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.
Adapted from Winners cookbook