Sweet Potato Casserole Ideas

Sweet potatoes have many health benefits. Sweet potatoes are high in complex carbohydrates, beta carotene, potassium, folic acid, vitamin C and vitamin B6.

Sweet potatoes are very important in traditional southern dishes. If you sit down to a Sunday table in the south, more than likely you will find a sweet potato casserole on the table. Every good southern girl knows how to prepare one for her special guests and also for special holidays such as Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. There are many variations of sweet potato casseroles. Most sweet potato casserole dishes have been handed down from generation to generation. Each generation may add its own special ingredient or it may vary slightly.

Sweet potato casseroles can be made using fresh sweet potatoes or canned sweet potatoes. Whatever you decide to use, the aroma of this delicious casserole will make your mouth water and delightfully tempt your taste buds. After you’ve tasted it, you’ll be sure to want another helping.

Sweet Potato Casserole

6 sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup sweet milk
1/2 stick margarine, melted
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg


1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup flour
1 cup pecans
1 stick butter, melted

In a large stockpot, cover sweet potatoes with 1 inch of water; boil for 20 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain, allow to cool and remove skins.
Preheat oven to 350 degree. Grease or butter one 2 quart casserole dish.
Place potatoes in a mixing bowl and with an electric mixer, beat on low speed until potatoes begin to break up. Increase speed to medium high and blend until smooth.
Reduce speed and add sugar, eggs, milk, margarine, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour mixture into the casserole dish.

Prepare topping by mixing topping ingredients. Sprinkle on top of sweet potatoes mixture.
Mix will be a little stiff. You can also sprinkle mini marshmallows on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until hot and browned. Serves 6.

Sweet Potato Casserole

1/2 stick margarine, melted
1 can sweet potatoes
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sugar

Mix all ingredients and place in a casserole dish.


1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 stick margarine, melted
1 small can crushed pineapple

Mix all ingredients and spoon over the top of the sweet potato mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes. Serves 4-6.


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