A sweet potato casserole with pecans that’s so good, you won’t miss the marshmallows! It’s sweet, with a great texture. Possibly my favorite holiday side dish!!
A sweet potato casserole with pecans that's so good, you won't miss the marshmallows! It's sweet, with a great texture. Possibly my favorite holiday side dish!! #sweetpotato #casserole #pecans #thanksgiving #christmas #holiday #sidedish #twitchetts

Sweet Potato Casserole

I’ve been making Thanksgiving dinner for several years now.  It’s my holiday.  I’m kind of a nerd about it.

A couple of years ago, I vowed to make sure our Thanksgiving was delicious and full of whole foods that everyone will enjoy.  Which meant I had to replace a couple of our traditional recipes.

I haven’t found the perfect replacement mac and cheese recipe yet… but I did master my Sweet Potato Casserole sans marshmallows.

This recipe is sweet, with a little crunch.  A perfect addition to your holiday spread.Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any Holiday dinner! So good, you wont even miss the marshmallows!

Doesn’t it look so much prettier than a pile of marshmallows?Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any Holiday dinner! So good, you wont even miss the marshmallows!

What you need for your sweet potato side dish:

  • 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons OJ
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup pecans, divided

How to make sweet potatoes with pecans:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Peel and cube your sweet potatoes. Cover them with water and cook until soft.Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any Holiday dinner! So good, you wont even miss the marshmallows!

While they are cooking, lightly crush your pecans.  I like a good mix of sizes.  How much you crush them is up to you.Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any Holiday dinner! So good, you wont even miss the marshmallows!

Once your potatoes are done, drain and mash them.  Then mix in your butter, brown sugar, OJ, and cinnamon.

I prefer my sweet potatoes to have some texture to them, but if you like them silky smooth, now would be the time to break out your hand mixer.Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any Holiday dinner! So good, you wont even miss the marshmallows!

Fold in about 1/2 cup of your pecans.Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any Holiday dinner! So good, you wont even miss the marshmallows!

Place everything into a baking dish and bake for 25 minutes.Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any Holiday dinner! So good, you wont even miss the marshmallows!

Serve your sweet potato casserole while it’s still hot, preferably along side a nice slice of turkey and a heap of stuffing!

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any Holiday dinner! So good, you wont even miss the marshmallows!

I swear…you won’t even miss the marshmallows!

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