Rating: 4.31 stars
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1

This is an easy sweet potato side dish with pecans and cornflakes!

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray one 2 quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.

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  • Combine the sweet potatoes, eggs, white sugar, 1/4 cup of the butter or margarine and the milk. Mix until well blended. Spoon sweet potato mixture into the prepare casserole dish.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes.

  • Combine the crushed cornflakes, pecans, remaining 1/4 cup butter or margarine, and brown sugar to taste. Sprinkle over the top of the baked sweet potatoes and return to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

666 calories; protein 7.7g; carbohydrates 106.5g; fat 25.3g; cholesterol 108.5mg; sodium 303mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2006
My husband grew up eating Sweet Potato Casserole and when we got married he asked for it at Thanksgiving and I have never heard of it. So I went looking and I found and tried several recipes and this recipe was the one that our family loved. Read More
(72)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/03/2004
I found this casserole extremely sweet. I doubled the recipe like it was suggested and hardly any was eaten at all. I would cut the sugar in half and skip the sweetened condensed milk altogether if I was to make it again although I probably wouldn't make it again. Read More
(43)
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2006
My husband grew up eating Sweet Potato Casserole and when we got married he asked for it at Thanksgiving and I have never heard of it. So I went looking and I found and tried several recipes and this recipe was the one that our family loved. Read More
(72)
Rating: 2 stars
06/03/2004
I found this casserole extremely sweet. I doubled the recipe like it was suggested and hardly any was eaten at all. I would cut the sugar in half and skip the sweetened condensed milk altogether if I was to make it again although I probably wouldn't make it again. Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2006
This recipe is so good with this topping. I make mine with 1/2 t. vanilla and 1/2t. cinnamon. I skip the condensed milk- just use regular milk. Good sweet potatoes don't need that much sweetening. Use part brown sugar and part white sugar to gain the sweetness you like. The topping is different and that is what makes the casserole. I probably add more brown sugar on top with the cruch corn flakes and melted butter and pecans. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/19/2006
i usually like potato casserole! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2005
This recipe is wonderful. Yes it is sweet but you can adjust it to your taste. I think I cut back a little on the sugar and the condensed milk but if I did it wasn't by much because I also double the recipe. I added a few things like nutmeg cinnamon and a little OJ/lemon juice which ever I had on hand. It was wonderful I made it for Thanksgiving last year and then was asked to make it again 3 times before Christmas came around. It was a big hit and everyone has already requested it again for this years festivities. Definitely a new holiday tradition for my family and a keeper! Thanks for the recipe!!!! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2008
I made this last year for my first thanksgiving. This year everyone has demanded it again! I did not mash the potatoes however. I cubed them and left out the egg. I also added the topping right from the beginning and baked a little longer til the topping was well browned. Even all the kids loved it! Thankyou for a new Thanksgiving tradition! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/28/2004
I served this as a side dish with a traditional turkey dinner but found it inapproriate for this. I doubled the recipe like it was suggested but had over 3/4 of it leftover. This recipe is extremely sweet the sugar &/or evaporated milk definitely needs to be cut in half if not more. My husband and I ate the leftovers as a dessert. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2006
This recipe is requested for me to serve at every family get together that my family has! We all love it! It is so rich it is more like a dessert than a side dish! A friend of mine had this recipe but would never give it out! I am glad I found it on this website! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2003
I have been looking for this recipe for so long! My grandma used to make this every Thanksgiving and we all loved it! I lost the recipe and have never found one like it untill now. I think this is the Best Sweet Potato recipe ever! Read More
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