Diva Tasting: Sweet Potatoes for The Holidays….

Sweet Potato Sides for the Holidays…

Always a great fall and holiday treat Sweet Potatoes at their best…KEEP SCROLLING

Sweet Potato Casserole


6 Sweet Potato – Cooked, Peeled And Mashed

¼ Cup Evaporated Milk

¼ Cup Orange Juice

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

½ Cup White Sugar

½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt

4 Tablespoons Butter, Melted

½ Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Cup Butter, Melted

¾ Cup Packed Brown Sugar

½ Cup All-Purpose Flour

¾ Cup Chopped Pecans


Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 2 quart casserole dish and set aside.

Step 2 Blend together the sweet potatoes, evaporated milk, orange juice, vanilla, sugar, salt, 3 tablespoons butter, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pour into prepared casserole dish.

Step 3 Prepare the topping by mixing together the 1/3 cup butter, brown sugar, flour and pecans. Sprinkle over casserole and bake for 45 minutes or until hot.

Sweet Potato Casserole “Good Enough for Dessert”


5 Cups Cooked And Mashed Sweet Potatoes

1 Cup White Sugar

½ Cup Butter, Melted

½ Cup Milk

3 Eggs, Beaten

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Light Brown Sugar

½ Cup All-Purpose Flour

Cup Butter

1 Cup Chopped Pecans


Step 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Step 2 Mix mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl; spread into the prepared baking dish.

Step 3 Mix brown sugar and flour together in a small bowl; cut in 1/3 cup butter until mixture is crumbly, then stir in pecans. Sprinkle streusel mixture over sweet potatoes.

Step 4 Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Serves 14

Classic Sweet Potato Casserole


Sweet Potato Layer:

3 Cups Cooked, Mashed Sweet Potatoes

¾ Cup White Sugar

2 Eggs, Beaten

Cup Milk

3 Tablespoons Butter, Melted

½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

½ Teaspoon Salt


1 Cup Chopped Pecans

½ Cup Brown Sugar

Cup All-Purpose Flour

¼ Cup Butter, Melted

1 (10 Ounce) Package Marshmallows, Or To Taste


Step 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Step 2 Beat mashed sweet potato, white sugar, eggs, milk, 3 tablespoons melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt together in a large bowl until smooth; spread ito a 9-inch square baking dish.

Step 3 Bake in preheated oven until firmly set, about 45 minutes.

Step 4 Mix chopped pecans, brown sugar, flour, and 1/4 cup melted butter together in a bowl until dry ingredients are evenly moistened; spread evenly over the sweet potato mixture and top with marshmallows.

Step 5 Return dish to oven and bake until marshmallows are lightly browned, about 15 minutes. 6 Servings
Tennessee Whiskey Sweet Potato Casserole


3 Quarts Water

3 Cups Diced Sweet Potato

1 Cup Brown Sugar

Cup Tennessee Whiskey

¼ Cup Butter, Softened

3 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

2 ¼ Teaspoons Ground Nutmeg

1 Teaspoon Sea Salt

¼ Cup Butter

¾ Cup Brown Sugar

2 Cups Chopped Pecans


Step 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Step 2 Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water until tender, about 7 minutes; drain. Transfer potatoes to a large mixing bowl; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Add 3/4 cup brown sugar, Tennessee whiskey, 1/4 cup softened butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the potatoes; stir to incorporate. Spread mixture into a 1-quart casserole dish.

Step 3 Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small skillet over low heat. Stir 3/4 cup brown sugar into the melted butter until incorporated. Add pecans to skillet; cook and stir until the pecans are completely coated in the butter mixture, 2 to 3 minutes. Top sweet potato mixture with the pecans.

Step 4 Bake in preheated oven until browned around the edges, about 25 minutes.


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