Sweet Potato Casserole

  • Scarlett007 Posted: 11/24/10
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    After reading all the reviews, I cut the recipe in half, but put 1-2 more sweet potatoes in*!* I baked them in the oven to save the nutrients, ++ loads more flavor*!* Cut the sugar in half, of course; use milk if I have it, or whatever caned milk I have on hand, it doesn't seem to matter*!* I'll make this many times over, as even my sweet potatoes non-lovers, SIMPLY LOVE THIS ONE*!* ENJOY*!* RSB from TUCSON, AZ*~~*!*~~~*

  • KarenGentsch Posted: 12/09/08
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    I made this for a Christmas Party potluck last night. It was really good and easy to make. Several people, who didn't know I brought it, commented that it was really good. I put the casserole together the night before and popped everything in the oven just before leaving for the party.

  • judithrus Posted: 12/25/08
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    This casserole was one of the best sweet potato dishes I have ever made or eaten. My Christmas guests loved it and it will be added to my holiday menu in the future. I followed the recipe exactly and there is nothing I would change.

  • KelliJack1016 Posted: 11/20/08
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    This dish was amazing! Took for a dinner party and everyone loved it! This was my first time making a sweet potato casserole, and it was surprisingly simple! Make sure to not skip the broiling part - it gives the crumble on top the perfect crunch! The only think I changed was I used skim milk instead of evaporated milk because that's what I had on hand. Also, I bought 3 large sweet potatoes which I think ended up being a little more than 2 lbs. This is definately a keeper! Thanks for another good recipe CL!

  • kcnkate Posted: 11/24/08
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    This was yummy, but it was very sweet and my husband said it was a little too much like a dessert to eat as a side dish at dinner. If I made it again, which I think I might for the hollidays, I would definitely use a lot less sugar. The consistency of the potatoes is very nice though, and the topping is delish!

  • AmandaW Posted: 11/28/08
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    This was a little sweet, but it was SO good! Next time I will skip the evaporated milk and use skim. My husband doesn't care for sweet potatoes, but loved this dish! I'm making it again for Christmas.

  • KelliOster Posted: 01/02/10
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    I made this casserole for our family Christmas dinner, and everyone loved it. I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup per previous reviews, and it was still like a dessert. My two-year old didn't want anything else to eat--just the sweet potatoes. This is the best sweet-potato casserole we've ever tried, and I will definitely make it throughout the year (not just for holidays).

  • Robinl929 Posted: 11/22/08
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    Very good! I found it a bit too sweet, almost like dessert. I will try it with less brown sugar next time. I, too, used the milk in the 'frig rather than evaporated milk. It was fine.

  • 4truth Posted: 11/26/08
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    LOVED it! Yes, I also noted it was a tad sweet, but easily adjusted. I too used milk (1%) instead of evaporated. I've shared this with several friends, and am taking it to family Thanksgiving. Plus, I live alone, and have scaled it down so I can make it for myself - which I will! Two, med-large potatoes made quite enough for me for several days - even with snitching! :)

  • mirrranda Posted: 11/30/08
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    I brought this dish to thanksgiving and everyone loved it. I did make a few changes however. After reading the other reviews I used only 1/3 cup of sugar. and after tasting the sweet potato mixture (pre-egg) I added another 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg. I also baked the sweet potatoes instead of boiling to maintain all of their nutrients and flavor. 350 for about 45 minutes and then you can just peel the skin away. very easy! I will definately make this dish again!

  • Anna82 Posted: 11/24/08
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    this is a very yummy recipe! My boyfriend loved it too! we are making it again for thanksgiving. i loved it so much i ate leftovers for breakfast. It has a very lovely creamy texture and sweet flavor. I'll keep this recipe!

  • bagnallj9 Posted: 12/01/08
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    This is a phenomenal dish! It was so good that it was more like dessert! I will definitely make it again! Keep an eye on the broiling...easy to burn the top.

  • MomKaup Posted: 01/04/09
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    My daughter made this for Christmas. I do not like the traditional, overly sweet, marshmallow covered sweet potato dish. We usually eat our sweet potatoes baked. This was perfect! Special without losing the sweet potato taste. Nice texture.

  • mamita Posted: 01/04/10
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    Delicious and easy recipe! I made these for Christmas dinner and received numerous compliments as well as requests for the recipe. I labored over the perfect sweet potato recipe before settling on this one as many family member requested sweet potatoes but said they didn't like the traditional overly sweet marshmallow topped sweet potato casserole. This was perfect and really easy to make. I doubled the recipe with no problems at all. I increased the amount of sweet potatoes slightly and cut the sugar in half-still sweet but not over the top and great sweet potato flavor. Excellent-will make every Thanksgiving and Christmas for now on (I have already been asked to!)

  • LouiseO Posted: 11/25/09
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    Way too much sugar! Not much better than the old marshmallow-topped version. (Isn't this Cooking LIGHT?) However, the recipe was still great using only half the sugar and putting only half the topping on. Good idea to bake not boil potatoes also - conserve flavor.

  • iangel Posted: 11/27/09
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    Very good!! But it is more like a dessert, it's very sweet. I plan to make it again & instead of the regular topping, I'm wondering if it would stand good alone with just the pecans on top :)

  • Reblaar Posted: 11/26/09
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    I doubled the recipe for our Thanksgiving dinner. I think it was everyones favorite part of the dinner! No alterations needed.

  • purplem0nkey Posted: 11/29/09
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    I made this as a side dish for Thanksgiving dinner and everyone loved it. They say it's like a desert! I think it's a little too sweet for a side dish, I am not certain if I had a full 2 lbs potatoes but will try again with more potates next time to make it less sweet.

  • GoGirl1 Posted: 11/29/09
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    I took this dish to my parents for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a HIT! I used real sweet potatoes, not yams. I added some cinnamon and nutmeg. It was sweet, but yummy. My husband and everyone else loved it! I keeping it under my favorites!

  • Nunnsense Posted: 11/26/10
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    Was a hit with my family. I used yams and reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup per other reviews and it was still plenty sweet. I also the baked the yams (peeled, cut up, in oven covered with foil 45 minutes at 350) but the basic recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks to all the hints from other reviews

  • DebbieWenzel Posted: 11/14/10
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    Great, I make it every Thanksgiving & Christmas. My family also ask me to me it. Great anytime of the year!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SaraLysbet Posted: 10/03/10
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    Good but to make it great replace the flour with slightly crushed cornflakes and the vanilla with pumpkin pie spice.

  • GFcookDebbie77 Posted: 08/19/10
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    My son who has never even wanted to try a sweet potato will eat this...which says alot! With this recipe you can easily add 2 -3 more potatoes with no loss in flavor. I have had many requests for this recipe and is a must-have at church get togethers. Substitute oats for pecans for non- nut eaters.

  • unipegdrmz Posted: 12/15/11
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    So yummy!!!

  • KMartinez Posted: 12/07/11
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    I call this "sugar with some sweet potatoes", but it's a staple on our Thanksgiving table. I make a double batch every year and it's a family favorite. I love sweet stuff, so I wouldn't alter the ingredients a bit.

  • WinningCookies Posted: 12/24/11
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    This is just a great recipe, one that you'll go to year after year. I doubled it as my family loves sweet potatoes, and these are excellent as leftovers. I use a little less sugar in the topping and a few more pecans. This year I forgot about the evap milk and substituted light sour cream - that worked great. Also used honey instead of sugar in the potato mix - also delicious.

  • Robinduncan Posted: 11/11/12
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    This was wonderful. My family couldn't stop sneaking in for just one more spoonful. I cut the sugar a bit and used 1/2 cup and found that was plenty. Cooked it in 8x8 pan for 8 minutes longer and that worked well. Found that I did not use all of the topping so next time I make this I will only make 1/2 of the topping amount. Superb recipe!

  • JudyHuddleston Posted: 11/21/12
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    Have been making this recipe since 2010. My whole family loves it!

  • alphabetizing Posted: 12/22/12
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    I make this for Thanksgiving/Christmas every year my family hosts. My dad hates sweet potatoes but still loves this. As others suggested, I do bake instead of boil to retain some more flavor (peel and chop up sweet potatoes, spread out on pan and cover with foil at 350 for 45 mins), and cut the sugar in for the potato portion (not the topping of course!). I'm a little heavy-handed with the pecans too. Reheats great as leftovers, too. Goes really well with the green beans with pine nuts and garlic (also CL recipe) for holiday sides (mom makes homemade full fat stuffing, no "light" there ;P).

  • Rinilini Posted: 11/15/13
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    Have made this for many Thanksgivings at the Boatel. This will be the first year they haven't had the traditional dinner, so will make a very small one for home.

  • meg2011 Posted: 12/27/13
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    Love this dish.....but have made some changes. I use 2 Tbsp of sugar instead of 3/4 cup and save 484 calories in sugar. You can really taste the sweet potato and it's sweet enough with the delicious topping. One ingredient change I made in the topping was swapping out white flour with whole wheat flour. Enjoy!

  • bea711 Posted: 02/19/14
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    Wow! I read previous reviews and cut down on the sugar and just like they said, I didn't even miss it. Delicious. My family and I couldn't get enough. Will absolutely make again. Yum.

  • andybobandy Posted: 01/18/14
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    Had this dish at Thanksgiving and the whole family loved it, nice to have a sweet potatoe side dish that is not a overly sweetened version.

  • EICrabb Posted: 12/09/13
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    This was delicious. A little less dense than the original. I used stevia instead of sugar and turned out great.

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