Sweet Potato Casserole

<p>Sweet Potato Casserole</p>

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

No Thanksgiving table is complete without this comforting classic. Whip cooked sweet potatoes with evaporated milk, a bit of sugar, and just enough butter until they're fluffy, smooth, and totally dreamy before topping with a buttery-rich brown sugar and pecan topping for a satisfying cool-weather casserole. A dash of cinnamon would be a welcome addition in the sweet potato mixture for an extra touch of toastiness. Be sure to let the casserole cool completely before digging in. 

Yield:

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

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 258
Caloriesfromfat 32 %
Fat 9.2 g
Satfat 3.6 g
Monofat 3.6 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 3.3 g
Carbohydrate 42 g
Fiber 2.5 g
Cholesterol 43 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 199 mg
Calcium 54 mg

Ingredients

Potatoes:
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup evaporated low-fat milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
Cooking spray
Topping:
1.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/3 cup)
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. To prepare potatoes, place potatoes in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until tender; drain. Cool 5 minutes.

3. Place potatoes in a large bowl; add granulated sugar, evaporated milk, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and vanilla. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add eggs; beat well. Pour potato mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking pan coated with cooking spray.

4. To prepare topping, weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, brown sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; stir with a whisk. Stir in 2 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle flour mixture evenly over potato mixture; arrange pecans evenly over top. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or just until golden.

5. Preheat broiler (remove casserole from oven).

6. Broil casserole 45 seconds or until topping is bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.