Sweet Potato Casserole

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Sweet Potato CasseroleRecipe

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Paige Hicks

From the Kitchen of…Hazel Eddins, Production Editor

Hazel and her daughter prefer a marshmallow-free sweet potato casserole that Hazel has made since she was a teenager.

Our modern twist on the classic sweet potato casserole is a fragrant vanilla bean streusel.

Serves 12 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)


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3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 vanilla bean
6 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
Cooking spray
1 cup old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 9 Minutes

1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven; cover with cold water to 2 inches above potatoes. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain; place in a large bowl.

2. Heat oil and butter in a medium skillet over medium heat until butter melts. Split vanilla bean lengthwise; scrape out seeds. Add seeds and vanilla bean pod to oil mixture; cook 30 seconds. Remove pan from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Remove pod; discard.

3. Preheat oven to 375°.

4. Add 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, cinnamon, and milk to potatoes. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

5. Add oats, pecans, flour, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to butter mixture; toss. Sprinkle over potato mixture. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until bubbly around the edges.

Created date

September 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 229
Fat 11.4 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 5.6 g
Polyfat 2.6 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 30 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 255 mg
Calcium 68 mg