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Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Sausage

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"This recipes uses the dark orange colored sweet potatoes that are often sold in grocery stores under the name of yams. This is different spin on the usually sticky sweet potato casseroles that abound on Thanksgiving tables."
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servings 823
Original recipe yields 5 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Form sausage into round patties. Place patties in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until brown. Drain and set aside.
  3. Wash yams, prick with fork and place on baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour or until yams are soft. Set aside to cool.
  4. Cut cooled yams into 1 to 2 inch cubes and place in 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Add sausage, butter, brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly, cover and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 823 calories; 53.1 72.8 16.5 74 792 Full nutrition

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This was a good recipe, however, I crumbled the sausage up instead of making patties and it turned out well this way. You can never have too many side dish recipes and I am sure this will come ...

Well sweet potatoes and yams are diffrent. Keep that in mind when preparing any recipe.

A very good recipe, I followed the advice of someone else and crumbled the sausage which worked great. We found it a little greasy so next time I will eliminate the butter, as even after drainin...

I used home made sausage (yum!), added a chopped Granny Smith apple and a handful of dried cranberries and chopped celery. I was thinking of using persimmons along with the apples. Think it mig...

This was really good. I like sweet potatoes with brown sugar, butter and cinnamon, but was looking for something a little different for Thanksgiving dinner today. The sausage was awesome. I u...

Delicious! I had Sweet Italian Brats on hand, so I chopped them into tiny pieces in place of ground sausage. I Loved it! Thanks!!!

I had a friend bake this for Thanksgiving and it was fabulous! I loved it so much it will permanently remain on our turkey day menu.

This is soo good! I made it last year for Thanksgiving and my family is BEGGING me to make it again! The only thing I did different is I also crumbled the sausage. A+++

This was a hit, even with the people who don't like sweet potatoes. I'm sure it will become a Thanksgiving staple.