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Recipes: Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole

A classic signature dish made each Thanksgiving is, without a doubt, sweet potato casserole! A buttery mixture of cinnamon and sweet potatoes topped with sugary pecans and toasted marshmallows makes for the ultimate fall-inspired side dish. A vegetable disguised as a sweet treat, this delicious casserole is a must-make. It isn’t quite a complete Thanksgiving meal without it!

Ingredients Needed:


  • 1/2 Stick of Melted Butter
  • 6 Cups of Canned Yams or Sweet Potato Puree
  • 1 Tablespoon of Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup of Milk
  • 1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 2 Eggs


  • ½ Cup of Flour
  • ½ Cup of Brown Sugar
  • ½ Stick of Melted Butter
  • ¼ Cup of Pecans
  • 1-2 Cups of Mini Marshmallows

Additional Supplies Needed:

  • Disposable 9×11″ Casserole Pan
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon

Sweet and Simple Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚. Prepare the casserole pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, potatoes, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and eggs.
  3. Transfer the mixture into the casserole pan and smooth level with a spatula.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, butter and pecans. Spread the mixture on top of the potato mixture, alternating with mini marshmallows.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and bubbly. Enjoy and serve while warm!

Don’t forget about dessert! Whip up this tasty and easy traditional cheesecake!


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