Sweet Potato Casserole is a must have on my Thanksgiving Table! I enjoy sweet potatoes all year round, but sweet potato casserole is extra special. This recipe is a version of my mom’s. I cut back on some of the sugar. It’s still sweet, but not “too” sweet. Brown sugar and butter gives this dish a nice richness, but the pecan streusel topping is what makes this casserole extra special. The pecan streusel is earthy and sweet. Plus, it gives the dish the perfect amount of crunch!
This dish can be assembled a couple days in advance, then just bake it right before serving. If you’re watching your blood sugar, you can swap the brown sugar out for a low carb sweetener such as brown sugar Swerve.
Sweet Potatoes are a Versatile and Delicious Root Vegetable
Sweet potatoes are perfect to include in any meal. They’re versatile and delicious, but at the same time an extremely healthy root vegetable. Sweet potatoes blend well with herbs, spices and flavorings. They produce delicious dishes of all types. You can make breads, appetizers, casseroles, main dishes, and even desserts. Their rich flavor, texture, nutrient content and appetizing color make them a perfect choice for any meal.
Sweet Potato Casserole is the Perfect Addition to any Thanksgiving Feast!
History tells us that the first Thanksgiving was in 1621, but neither mashed potatoes nor sweet potatoes where there. Sweet potatoes were eventually introduced as a replacement for pumpkins when they weren’t available. They have only been popular in the American diet since the 1800’s. Candied sweet potatoes appeared in the first edition of the “Boston Cooking School Cookbook” in 1896.
Anyone can throw a sweet potato into the oven and top it off with a little butter. This version takes a little more prep and a few more ingredients, but it is well worth the effort. It’s important to remember that sweet potatoes are a great side dish for any occasion. Why not try my sweet potato casserole tonight?