Sweet Potato Casserole with Crunchy Pecan Streusel

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A Thanksgiving favorite, mashed Sweet Potato Casserole with a crunchy Pecan Streusel.

So, have you started planning your Thanksgiving feast? If not, no worries! I’ve got your back, or I should say “we’ve” got your back. Today is our monthly themed recipe post. Last month was “Pumpkin Themed” where I made that yummy French Onion Soup baked in a Pumpkin. But this month we are sharing all of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes!

I know some of you crazy people out there add marshmallows to your sweet potato casserole and at what point somebody said those two work together, I’m not sure. But clearly they had not tried Sweet Potatoes with a crunchy Pecan Streusel. WAY BETTER!

This Sweet Potato Casserole was always the star of the show at all of our holiday meals. It made its debut at Thanksgiving and then a follow up showing at Christmas. My mom always made it with a stick of butter, tons of brown sugar, and eggs. Don’t get me wrong, it is delicious that way. But this is Joyful HEALTHY eats so I decided to tame down the sugar and dairy intake a bit and let the sweet potatoes shine. In this dish they definitely do shine and are perfectly complemented by the crunchy pecan streusel for a texture change. Do yourselves a favor this year and put down the marshmallow bag and pick up the pecans! You won’t regret it!

To get started, preheat oven to 350°. Prick 4 sweet potatoes, using a fork, a couple of times on all sides. Place sweet potatoes on oven rack and bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until potatoes are done.

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Remove sweet potatoes from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes until potatoes have cooled. Remove skin and place the potato flesh in a large bowl. Next add 1 tablespoon of melted butter, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Mix together with a hand blender until potatoes are creamy and smooth.

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Place mashed potatoes in a 2 1/2 quart round corningware baker. {or in 8×8 glass pan} In the meantime, in a small bowl add 1 cup of chopped pecans, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 2 1/2 tablespoon of melted butter, and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix together until all combined. Sprinkle pecan streusel over the mashed sweet potato.

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Put sweet potato casserole with pecan streusel in 350° oven for 45 minutes or until topping is browned. Serve!

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Sweet Potato Casserole with Crunchy Pecan Streusel

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 15 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes, cooked and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon of butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • Pecan Streusel Topping:
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Prick sweet potatoes, using a fork, a couple of times on all sides.
  3. Place sweet potatoes on oven rack and bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until potatoes are done.
  4. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes until potatoes have cooled.
  5. Remove skin and place the potato flesh in a large bowl.
  6. Next add melted butter, honey, and vanilla. Mix together with a hand blender until potatoes are creamy and smooth.
  7. Place mashed potatoes in a 2 1/2 quart round corningware baker. {or in a 8×8 glass pan}
  8. In the meantime, in a small bowl add chopped pecans, brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon. Mix together until all combined. Sprinkle pecan streusel over the mashed sweet potatoes.
  9. Put sweet potato casserole with pecan streusel in 350° oven for 45 minutes or until topping is browned.
  10. Serve!

 

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 Kleinworth & Co.,Recipe Round-Up, recipe sharing, monthly recipe sharing blog round-up, blog party

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Pilgrim Butty – Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich from Kleinworth & Co.

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad from In the Moment With

Vegetarian Friendly Thanksgiving Ideas from Random-osity

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel from Joyful Healthy Eats

Cranberry Sauce from Little by Little

Garlic Cheese Dip Appetizer from Nap-Time Creations

Grandma’s Jello Salad from More Than Simple Living

Baked Sweet Potatoes topped with Whipped Maple Butter & Toasted Pecans from The Well Floured Kitchen

Pumpkin Rolls from Rainy Day Cravings

 

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    1. You almost have to around the holidays because everything has 1/2 cup of sugar in it. 🙂 But I guess that’s why they made new years resolutions… hehe Thanks for stopping by kim!

    1. haha.. I know. I noticed that too! 🙁 This one the inside part is “skinny” no sugar, milk, or eggs like the other recipes. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by girl! Glad you like its, always love your sweet comments.

    1. Thanks so much Shelby! So glad to have you for the first time, I always love when I find new blogs. 🙂 Fun stuff. Thanks for stopping by and the foodie props! Hope you have a fantastic rest of the week!

  1. yum!!! thats such a fun way to eat sweet potatoes! I love them, and this is a great twist instead of the marshmallow kind… yum! I hope you had a chance to come over and check out my cheese dip I made for the roundup… Emily

    1. Thanks Emily, it is so good. Definitely worth starting a fight over the thanksgiving table if its the last piece. 🙂

      I haven’t had a chance to head over yet., but definitely plan on it today! 🙂

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