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One of my favorite dishes to eat (and make) on Thanksgiving is sweet potato casserole. It's sort of like a dessert, but acceptable to call a side because it's made with sweet potatoes.  So we

Total time

50 minutes


  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup evaporated milk
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cooked sweet potatoes*
  • pinch coarse salt
  • 1 cup corn or bran flakes (crushed)
  • ½ cup Pecans (chopped)
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to beat brown sugar, butter, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, sweet potatoes and salt, until smooth. Pour mixture into a greased 9x13 casserole dish. Bake 20 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together corn flakes, pecans, brown sugar and butter. Evenly distribute topping on the sweet potato filling. Bake for another 15-20 minutes, until filling is set and pulling away from the sides. Allow to slightly cool before serving.

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