Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Brown Sugar Topping

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It’s almost turkey day, so I wanted to share one of my family’s favorite side dishes to enjoy on Thanksgiving.

This sweet potato casserole with pecan brown sugar topping is probably more like a dessert, but we always have it paired with our delicious turkey and other Thanksgiving favorites. You are going to LOVE this recipe!

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Brown Sugar Topping - Is it a side dish, is it a dessert? Who cares! It's delicious and perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

Of course, the star of the show on Thanksgiving is always the bird, and I have to admit that I’m not exactly a turkey expert.

Luckily, Butterball has us covered this year with a 24/7 Turkey Talk-Line available one week before Thanksgiving!

Holiday cooks will be able to text 844-877-3456 during November 17-24, for instant expert advice at the touch of a button. I always, always have cooking questions on Thanksgiving, so I think Butterball’s turkey texting line is absolutely brilliant and a total lifesaver!

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Brown Sugar Topping - Is it a side dish, is it a dessert? Who cares! It's delicious and perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

How do I thaw my turkey? How do I season it? How do I roast it? My questions go on and on. My mother will be happy to know that I’m texting Butterball this year instead of bothering her with 642 questions on a day when she’s busy cooking her own Thanksgiving feast!

After Butterball sets you on the right track with your turkey, you can turn your attention to making this absolutely incredible Thanksgiving side dish.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Brown Sugar Topping - Is it a side dish, is it a dessert? Who cares! It's delicious and perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

I just started making this sweet potato casserole with pecan brown sugar topping a couple years ago.

My mom used to make a sweet potato dish that has marshmallows on top, but I’m not a huge fan of this method. I wanted to come up with a recipe that was still super sweet, but sans the marshmallows. What I came up with is an absolutely dreamy sweet potato casserole with an amazing, crunchy topping that my family just can’t get enough of!

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Brown Sugar Topping - Is it a side dish, is it a dessert? Who cares! It's delicious and perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

I also love this Thanksgiving side dish because it’s so simple to make. You could cook and mash your own sweet potatoes, but I really like using canned sweet potatoes in this dish because of the flavor and texture they bring.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Brown Sugar Topping - Is it a side dish, is it a dessert? Who cares! It's delicious and perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

So, is my sweet potato casserole with pecan brown sugar topping a dessert or a side dish?

The jury is out. Honestly, it’s so sweet that it should easily fall into the classification of dessert, but we never wait until after our meal to eat it.

Here’s a fun video tutorial to show you how to prepare this yummy dish!

I suggest nestling a nice spoonful of this scrumptious sweet potato casserole right next to your serving of juicy, Butterball turkey.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Brown Sugar Topping - Is it a side dish, is it a dessert? Who cares! It's delicious and perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

Whether you have years of experience in the kitchen or it’s your first time cooking the turkey, Butterball has all the answers you need. Text 844-877- 3456 or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL, visit Butterball.com to email and chat (they also have tons of excellent how-to videos), or visit Butterball social channels including Twitter and Facebook for tips, recipes and the Talk-Line.

I really love that Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line experts are dishing up all the tips to make a flawless Thanksgiving turkey this holiday season!

I hope you enjoy my sweet potato casserole recipe, and that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Brown Sugar Topping

Ingredients:

  • (2) 29-oz. cans cut sweet potatoes, mashed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together mashed sweet potatoes (you can mash them with a fork), 1/2 cup butter, evaporated milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs. Spread combined sweet potato mixture into the baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and flour. Cut in 1/3 cup butter until mixture is crumbly, then stir in pecans. Sprinkle brown sugar pecan mixture over the sweet potatoes.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Brown Sugar Topping - Is it a side dish, is it a dessert? Who cares! It's delicious and perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Butterball . The opinions and text are all mine.

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