Sweet Potato Casserole

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For 4 years now, I have been responsible for making the sweet potato casserole for our Thanksgiving meal. And this year was no exception. I almost have the recipe memorized at this point, but since I only make it once or twice per year, I still need to double-check myself so I follow the recipe. And every year I have to search for my food stained recipe that happens to be a printed email from a past co-worker/friend, Jennifer.

The title of the email is Aunt Nancy’s Sweet Potato Casserole. And it was sent on November 15, 2006.

While I have my own Aunt Nancy, I do not know this particular Aunt Nancy. But the funny thing is that she has been a part of our Thanksgiving tradition now for 4 years. And every year I am thankful for her and this absolutely delicious recipe. So thank you Jennifer for sharing your Aunt Nancy’s Sweet Potato Casserole recipe with us. Even though you don’t realize it you are thought of and talked about every year on Thanksgiving.

And so now, I want to share this recipe with all of you. It’s absolutely delicious and you won’t be disappointed. And the best part is that there is still time to make it this year. Run out to the grocery store and gather up the following ingredients. You’ll be the hit of your Thanksgiving meal if you bring this.

Casserole Ingredients:

3 cups of cooked sweet potatoes (1 large can and 1 small can)
1/2 cup milk (I use PET milk)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup of white sugar
1 stick of melted butter

Drain most of the liquid from the cans of sweet potatoes and mash them up while cooking over medium heat. Add in the remaining ingredients stirring often. You don’t want the mixture to burn on the stove. Once everything is mixed together well put mixture in a baking dish.
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Topping Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (optional – I don’t use)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 stick melted butter
Dash of salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Marshmallows

Mix well (except for marshmallows). Pour on top of the mixture in the baking dish. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Add marshmallows in the last 15 minutes. Just let them melt slightly and brown on top.
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And there you have it folks. An absolutely yummy side dish for your Thanksgiving meal. I hope you make Aunt Nancy part of your holiday tradition for years to come.

Thank you Aunt Nancy. Whomever you are….

Sorry I don’t have a picture of the completed dish with the toasted marshmallows on top, but it is so good that we dove right into it. No time for pictures!

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Comments

  1. Jean, I’ve finally had a chance to catch up on your blogs since Nov 5 (darn all of this traveling I’m doing!) You are one amazing Mommy/Wife/Friend/Employee…you blow me away with everything that you have going on in your life. Count your blessings, my friend, you are one lucky lady! :)

    • Typical Suburban Family says:

      Thanks Dee!! That was such a sweet comment. I missed your updates on your blog, but definitely enjoyed catching up on the photos and stories of your travels. It sounds like such a wonderful trip. And Colorado…. well I’m just flat out jealous of that one. I want (no NEED!) a trip back to Denver soon. I miss it so much.

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  3. Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  4. oh this sounds sooo yummy…i need to see if I can get my family to let me do this casserole–it would better :) I do a tater tot casserole but I can do both :)

  5. I’m not usually a fan of sweet potatoes, but I may have to give these a try!

  6. I seriously love sweet potatoes in almost any shape or form. The other night I made some delicious sweet potato fries – I need to share the recipe!

    • Typical Suburban Family says:

      I definitely want to try those!! I love sweet potatoes too!! Yum!! Please let me know when you post that recipe on your blog; I don’t want to miss it!

  7. I wish I would have seen this earlier. I will be trying this FOR SURE!

    • Typical Suburban Family says:

      Maybe for Christmas instead? Or maybe just for a random Sunday meal. I love them!! They were a hit again this year. Delicious! And the kids LOVE them because we actually encourage them to eat marshmallows :-)

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