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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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 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).

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  • Form sausage into round patties. Place patties in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until brown. Drain and set aside.

  • Wash yams, prick with fork and place on baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour or until yams are soft. Set aside to cool.

  • 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

823.5 calories; 16.5 g protein; 72.8 g carbohydrates; 74 mg cholesterol; 792.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2003
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 in handy for the next party. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2003
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 in handy for the next party. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2003
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 in handy for the next party. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2005
Well sweet potatoes and yams are diffrent. Keep that in mind when preparing any recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2009
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 draining the sausage there was still grease. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
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 might be good that way too! I also omitted the sugar and cinnamon as the fruit added the sweetness. Made a great healthful all-in-one Autumn dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2009
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 used links and cut them into small pieces after cooking. My only mistake was overcooking the sweet potatoes. It turned out to be more like a casserole than sweet potato chunks but the taste was just as awesome. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2008
Delicious! I had Sweet Italian Brats on hand so I chopped them into tiny pieces in place of ground sausage. I Loved it! Thanks!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2006
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2006
This was a hit even with the people who don't like sweet potatoes. I'm sure it will become a Thanksgiving staple. Read More
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