With so many recipe ideas floating around on the internet, it can be hard to narrow down the perfect dishes to serve on a day where fabulous food is a must. To give you some last minute inspiration, our Flagology family is excited to share with you our favorite holiday dishes that would be a perfect addition to any feast. Throughout the day, we share a recipes and little bit about the heart and soul that goes in to their preparation. The first of which comes from Lorrie, who is the quintessential “mom” when it comes to planning and cooking and baking. Tune in all day today for a series of Turkey Day recipes that might just become your family’s new favorite tradition.
Kicking off our recipes is Lorrie’s delicious sweet potato casserole.
“Sweet Potato Casserole is one of my favorites because when I make it everyone in my family really enjoys it. My husband has always loved this dish and has often asked why I only make it at the holidays. Not really sure why but I usually only make it at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Guess maybe that’s why it seems special is because we only have it a few times a year. “-Lorrie
Sweet Potato Casserole
- 4 cups sweet potato, cubed
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Put sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Cook over medium high heat until tender; drain and mash.
- In a large bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes, white sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Transfer to a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- In medium bowl, mix the brown sugar and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle the mixture over the sweet potato mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly brown.