Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

The holiday season kicks off tomorrow with one of my favorite holidays – one filled with good food, good people, and turkey naps. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it’s a day that we get to spend quality time with family.  Sometimes the holidays become hectic with all the gifts, parties, and food that they seem to come and go before we even realize. Thanksgiving dinner is a set time where we all can forget about work, our to-do lists, and any other distractions and truly enjoy each other’s company.

Today, I am sharing one of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes. This recipe is from Grandma Kolesar. Only a handful of people in our family like sweet potatoes but this recipe is one of our favorites. For that reason, it is very special to me! I hope you all give it a try and like it as much as we do!

Sweet Potato Casserole

What You’ll Need:


  • 3 cups of cooked mashed yams/sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 5 ounce can of evaporated skimmed milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

 Praline Topping

  • 1 cup lite brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoon butter or margarine – melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pecans (optional)

How It’s Made:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. In mixing bowl, blend potatoes, sugar, egg, egg white, milk and vanilla

  3. Grease 2-quart casserole dish and place mixture in dish

  4. In a separate mixing bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon (and pecans if using)

  5. Add melted butter and vanilla.

  6. Mix well

  7. You can add in pecans if desired

  8. Cover casserole with praline topping

  9. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes until topping is browned and casserole is thoroughly heated

  10. Enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!


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