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Grandma Carol's Southern Sweet Potato Casserole

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"The best sweet potato casserole ever! This recipe was handed down to me by my mother-in-law. I get so many compliments on this dish and so many requests for this recipe. This really makes me look forward to Thanksgiving! You can use whatever chopped nuts you prefer."
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45 m servings 449
Original recipe yields 15 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Stir mashed sweet potatoes, white sugar, 1/2 cup butter, milk, eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla together in a large bowl until smooth; transfer to a casserole dish.
  3. Mix brown sugar, pecans, coconut, and 1/2 cup butter in a bowl; spread atop the filling.
  4. Bake casserole in preheated oven until topping is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 449 calories; 19.9 66.5 4.3 55 207 Full nutrition

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I always make my own changes to a recipe like, adding a little more cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg. I also like a thick topping, but the rest is the same.

This was delicious! My brother-in-law said he doesn't like the sweet potatoes with marshmallows so I was on the hunt for a recipe without them. I got rave reviews! I didn't use all of the toppin...

It's delicious!