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Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans

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!

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 alongside 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!

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans

Thanksgiving sweet potatoes are a must for our spread! This Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans is a nice twist if you want to skip the marshmallows this year.

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!!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cover sweet potatoes with water and cook until soft.
  3. While they are cooking, lightly crush your pecans. I like a good mix of sizes. How much you crush them is up to you.
  4. Once your potatoes are done, drain and mash them.
  5. Then mix in your butter, brown sugar, OJ, and cinnamon.
  6. Fold in about 1/2 cup of your pecans.
  7. Place everything into a baking dish
  8. Sprinkle the remaining pecans over the top.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes.

Notes

I prefer my sweet potatoes to have some texture to them, but if you like them silky smooth, you can use a hand mixer after step 5.

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CourtneyLynne

Friday 13th of November 2015

Omg this looks so yummy!!!!! I'm sweet potatoes obsessed. I really light try this recipe out next week. If I get around to it I will definitely tag you in the finished product since I always post food in Instagram lol...

Kate

Friday 13th of November 2015

Thanks for tagging us! Enjoy!!

Tiffany

Thursday 12th of November 2015

This is awesome! My aunt makes a similar recipe and refuses to share...maybe I can actually come close to it this year thanks to you! :)

Kate

Thursday 12th of November 2015

I hope it compares!! Enjoy!!

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