Nana’s Sweet Potato Casserole

I’ve posted about my Nana’s delicious recipes before. They’re all from scratch and have all been cooked for years on our Thanksgiving tables. It’s just not Thanksgiving of Christmas without this one. Sweet Potato Casserole isn’t right with marshmallows. Frankly, it’s a cop-out. Sorry. Give up on the marshmallows and make this crunchy and sweet topping for your Sweet Potato Casserole this year.

Nana’s Sweet Potato Casserole

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon all spice
  • cooking spray

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Peel sweet potatoes. Quarter potatoes, boil until tender. Remove from stove, drain. Place in large electric mixing bowl with remaining ingredients. Beat until smooth. Strings will collect on beaters – do not scrape beaters. Place in 13×9″ pan (coated with Pam) and bake 20 minutes at 375 degrees.  Top with the following:

Topping

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 sticks melted margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cup ground graham cracker crumbs

 Mix well.  Sprinkle over top of potatoes and bake an additional 20 minutes.

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