November 8, 2013

Steve's Wife's Sweet Potato Casserole

This is another fabulous dish that comes from one of my co-workers.  Last year, we had a Thanksgiving luncheon at work and as soon as I tasted these sweet potatoes, I had to know who made them.

I twisted Steve's arm and reminded him every time I saw him until he finally agreed to get the recipe from his wife.

Lucky for you . . . I'm sharing it with all of ya'll today.
Since I think sweet potatoes are one of the best side dishes ever created, I know I will be trying many different recipes, so I need to be able to keep track of which one is which (hence the name Steve's Wife's Sweet Potato Casserole).

These sweet potatoes are so incredibly amazing.  They are rich and so comforting.  The topping gets extra crunchy and is the perfect compliment to those creamy sweet potatoes.  
This casserole re-heats really well.  Just pop it in a 350 degree oven until it is heated through.  It tastes just as good as when it was first baked.

The two of us finished off this whole casserole in 3 days.  Yep, we sure did and I don't feel bad about it one bit . . . it is just too good :) 

For a time saving tip - you can always bake the sweet potatoes the night before, cool and peel them and place in a air-tight bowl.  Then, prepare and bake the casserole the next morning.
Steve's Wife's Sweet Potato Casserole
adapted from: Steve G.
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

3 sweet potatoes (around 3 1/2 - 4 cups)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
4 Tbl. unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. sugar
2 Tbl. heavy cream

4 Tbl. unsalted butter, softened
3 Tbl. flour
3/4 c. light brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork several times and place on a baking sheet.  Bake until softened, about 45 minutes - 1 hour, depending on the size of your potatoes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.  When cool, peel and place in a large mixing bowl.  Add the salt, cinnamon, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, sugar and cream.  Beat with a hand mixer for a minute or two until everything is combined and creamy.  Spread evenly into a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking dish.

For the topping:  Combine butter, flour and brown sugar in a small bowl.  Mix with your fingers until it is the consistency of coarse meal (I used cold butter and a pastry cutter to blend the ingredients together).  Stir in the chopped pecans and sprinkle mixture evenly over sweet potatoes.  Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.  Serves: around 10.

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  1. Our family has used this recipe for years - it's basically the only way I like sweet potatoes. (Except for pie, and this is really close to pie!). Thanks for sharing it; it's definitely a winner!

    1. The same recipe? That is great, because it is so dang good :)

  2. These look ridiculously tasty and I love that there is a crunchy topping to balance out the smooth and creamy sweet potatoes. They would be perfect for Thanksgiving - especially since you can prep the potatoes ahead of time!

    1. The crunchy topping is the best part :) Yes, I love that you can prep ahead of time . . . it sure helps on Thanksgiving. Thanks.

  3. This recipe looks delicious! Im so glad that he shared it with you! =)
    Pinning to my Holiday recipe board.

    Love your new blog design!!

  4. Question, can I omit the salt? Do you know why salt is added? First time seeing your website. Chris

    1. Salt is added to sweet dishes to enhance the flavor. I've never omitted it, but I think it will be just fine if you don't want to add it. I'm so glad you found my site and I would love to have you follow me. All of my different ways to follow are on the top right of my blog. Let me know if you have any more questions or if you end up trying it, let me know what you think.

  5. These will definitely be on my table! Thank you so much for sharing! I love sweet potatoes.... Now to get hubby to like them... This may do the trick !! ((hugzz~n~luv)) I cannot get enough of your recipes & input from other cooks! <3 <3 <3 ~heather

    1. How could your hubby (or anyone) not LOVE sweet potato casserole? It is one the best side dishes ever! Let me know if it does the trick - thanks.

  6. Yum! I always make my sweet potato casserole with marshmallows on top but I might have to switch it up this year with your topping ;)