Perfect comfort food: Sweet potato casserole

sweet potato casserole - title
This dish will help you quell comfort food cravings. It’s tasty right out of the oven, but it’s one of those dishes that’s even better the next day, meaning that you can make it ahead of time. Just heat it up right before service in a microwave or by putting the whole casserole dish in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes, or until it’s piping hot.

If you don’t have fresh yams, you can use canned yams or sweet potatoes that you have drained instead.

Though we make this throughout the year, this is one of those dishes that appears on the table at every holiday dinner, that’s extra special because it was converted from my mom’s recipe.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato/Yam Mixture
2 cans of sweet potatoes totaling 2.5 pounds or 3 pounds of fresh sweet potatoes or yams.
1- 8 oz can of crushed pineapple, undrained
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ cup Earth Balance buttery spread, soy-free, melted

Crunchy Topping
1/3 cup brown sugar
¼ cup Earth Balance buttery spread, soy-free, melted
2 cups gluten-free corn flakes or gluten-free crispy rice cereal

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
Prepare the sweet potato mixture as follows. Bake the yams after poking them all over with a knife. Bake until fork goes in easily. Allow to cool.
sweet potato casserole - cooked potatoes
Peel and mash the cooked yams. Add the pineapple, nutmeg, salt, brown sugar and melted Earth Balance.
Spread in oiled casserole dish.
sweet potato casserole - potatoes mashed
Then mix the topping ingredients together with a fork and sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture. Press down gently.
Bake uncovered about 40 minutes until topping is brown and crisp.

sweet potato casserole - finish


5 thoughts on “Perfect comfort food: Sweet potato casserole

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