There is nothing better in this world than your own moms home cooking. I still get excited about going to moms for dinner with my own family for holidays or just a nice Sunday night. She always cooks her meat perfectly, moist and tender. Her stuffing is out of this world and well..... her casseroles are next level.
My favorite in particular is her sweet potato casserole. I've seen her make it 1000 times and finally decided the time has come for her to pass the family dinner torch onto me. After over 38 years of making family dinners for my family, I figured it was about time that I start to return the favor.
My amazing mother has served up so many dishes but this casserole in particular is my absolute favorite and goes well with any meal, any time of year! I personally like to pair it specifically with either a big turkey dinner or a nice roast chicken. Spring, summer, fall or winter, sweet potatoes are readily available at the local store and are relatively inexpensive as well.
This casserole pairs crunchy pecans with sweet potato and a golden brown sugar topping for the perfect flavor combination. Giving it just the right amount of sweetness without feeling like you have skipped dinner and gone straight to dessert. Try this one out with your family today and add a new favorite to dinner roster.
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil chopped potatoes in water until they become soft enough to poke through with a fork.
Mash the potatoes in a large bowl.
Add in sugar, condensed milk, melted butter, salt and vanilla.
Blend until smooth.
Add the eggs and continue to blend well.
Pour the blended sweet potato mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan, smoothing out to create an even layer.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, salt and butter together to create a 'crumb like' consistency.
Sprinkle the brown sugar layer over the sweet potato layer to evenly coat.
Finally, sprinkle a top layer of chopped pecans atop your brown sugar mixture.
Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and and set the oven to broil and allow to preheat.
Broil casserole for 1 minute.
Let stand for about 5 minutes prior to serving.
This is a dish I promise your family will love just as much as mine has! Heck, its not a promise... I am confident they will!