Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (2024)

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Praline Sweet Potato Casserole will convert anyone who *thinks* they hate sweet potatoes into someone who craves them. If you are looking for amazing sides for Thanksgiving dinner, this is the best sweet potato recipe! This recipe comes straight from the South, so while it may not be very healthy, you know it is fabulous. This holiday side dish recipe is much more like a dessert but that is what makes it such a perfect indulgence. You will never guess what gives these sweet potatoes their perfectly creamy texture….

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When it comes to sides for Thanksgiving, there are a few required recipes likemy world famous Amish Potato RollsandGarlic ashed Potatoesbut it wouldn’t be the holidays without this Praline Sweet Potato Casserole. If you think you don’t like sweet potatoes, you have to give these a try. They are amazing and converted me to sweet potatoes about 15 years ago. We love them so much that we make a pan of them for Christmas as well.

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I know there are a lot of you out there who will tell me that you can’t stand sweet potatoes, but that is because you have never hadthesesweet potatoes. If you give these bad boys a try and then tell me you don’t like them, then I will believe you.

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What makes this the best sweet potato recipe? I made it heavy on the praline topping so that makes it extra special in my book. There are people who come to have Thanksgiving dinner at my house solely for this recipe. I have converted so many people to this sweet potato casserole recipe, all who swear they can’t stand them.

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Praline Sweet Potato Casserole

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These praline sweet potatoes are our favorite Thanksgiving side dish recipe! They are so yummy that we eat these instead of pie.

    Ingredients

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    • 3 C mashed sweet potatoes (cook in the microwave)
    • 1/2 C sugar
    • 1 Tb vanilla
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/4 pint heavy cream
    • 1/4 pound butter
    • 1 C brown sugar
    • 1/2 C flour
    • 1 C chopped pecans

    Instructions

    1. Spray 2 quart casserole dish with nonstick spray. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Mix together the sweet potatoes, sugar, vanilla, eggs and cream. Spread in the casserole dish.
    3. With a pastry cutter, cut together the butter, brown sugar and flour until crumbly. Mix in the pecans and sprinkle over the potatoes. Bake for 30 minutes.

    • Author: Carole Jones
    • Method: Cooked
    • Cuisine: International

    Nutrition

    • Serving Size: 1/8th
    • Calories: 489
    • Sugar: 43g
    • Sodium: 36mg
    • Fat: 26g
    • Saturated Fat: 11g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 3g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
    • Carbohydrates: 61g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Protein: 4g
    • Cholesterol: 97mg
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    About Carole Jones

    Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

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    1. Anonymous says

      I hated sweet potatoes up until these, we had these at thanksgiving and all I can say is that they were AWESOME!!!!

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    2. Carole says

      I’m so glad you loved them. I hated sweet potatoes until these as well. They tend to make believers out of us former haters 🙂

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    3. Anonymous says

      Could I use milk instead of cream?

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    4. Carole says

      If you do, I would use whole milk but your result will be a lot more watery and not as creamy. I would try evaporated skim milk instead if you are trying to reduce the amount of fat. Good luck!

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    5. Vicky Brodsky says

      By cook in the microwave, do you meant just heat? and for the cream, can you be a little more specific? I’m a total novice cook! Thanks!

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (6)Carole says

        Vicky – you want to cook the sweet potatoes in the microwave until they are soft and able to be mashed, like you would a normal potato. Poke a few holes around the skin, and microwave on high for 5 minutes, then turn it over and microwave for another 5 minutes. Keep doing this until the sweet potato is soft. As far as the cream, I use heavy whipping cream. This recipe is very dangerous because it is addictive 🙂 Enjoy -Carole

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    6. Shelby says

      How much is a 1/4 pound of butter

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (7)Carole says

        Great question Shelby! It is one stick of butter in the US, or 1/2 C. -Carole

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    7. NJ says

      Has anyone ever used canned Sweet Potatoes instead of fresh? Or substituted Walnuts for the Pecans. Lazy is my middle name (smile)

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (8)Carole says

        I am sure the walnuts would be wonderful. Having never used canned sweet potatoes, I’m not sure. My initial thought would be to reduce the amount of cream a little bit because the canned ones will be much more wet then fresh.

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      • Theresa says

        I know this question is from last year but I thought I would give my two cents in case someone has this same question.
        Do Not use canned sweet potatoes!! They are overcooked mush and have stuff added to them already in the can. They would not turn out anything like the original recipe.

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        • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (9)Carole says

          Thanks Theresa and I couldn’t agree more!

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          • Michelle says

            Have you used evaporated milk before? Couldn’t find whipping cream today. Will the taste be really off. I usually makes this with the marshmallows but I seen your pin and figured I would give it a whirl since everyone said its so good.

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            • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (10)Carole says

              That will work just fine Michelle! Come back and let me know what you think!

            • Michelle says

              It was a hit!! Everyone loved it. I doubled it in a 9×13 a little extra cook time it came out perfect.
              The only thing is my crumb topping went soft on me. So I just plopped it on there anyways. Lol.
              I will deff make it again. Ty sm for your help with the cream. I did find some at the store and didn’t use the evaporated milk.
              Hope you had a blessed day

      • Teri says

        I make this recipe every year and I tried canned sweet potatoes GROSS take the extra time it’s no where near the same results with canned

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        • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (11)Carole says

          Thanks Teri!

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    8. Amanda says

      Wondering how many this will feed on an average?

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (12)Carole says

        Amanda- I would say easily 15 as a side dish for Thanksgiving

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    9. Courtney says

      Could I add mini marshmallows into this topping or would that ruin it? My people really like marshmallows in their casseroles 😉

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (13)Carole says

        Courtney – I beg you to please try this first as instructed! I promise you that you will never go back to putting marshmallows on top of your sweet potatoes. PROMISE!! -Carole

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        • Courtney says

          Alrighty – I’m going to try it. Do you use unsalted or salted butter?

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          • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (14)Carole says

            I use salted butter. Come back and tell me what you think Courtney!

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    10. Frances says

      Wondering if you could prepare These ahead of time. Maybe the day before?

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (15)Carole says

        Frances- I make them the night before and wait to bake them until after the turkey comes out of the oven. Let me know how you like them

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    11. Jess says

      About how many sweet potatoes does it take to make 3 cups mashed?

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (16)Carole says

        Jess – depends on the size of the potato but for large ones, about four

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    12. Jeanine says

      In the picture, looks like you used a 9×13 dish. Did you double recipe for that size?

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    13. Yvette says

      hey I have 2 questions I am making this for thanksgiving and am tempted to double it how many people does it serve? Also what is 1/4 pint heavy cream in actual measurements do you mean 1/4 cup?

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (18)Carole says

        As a side dish, it serves about 8-10. I double it just because we love eating it for days after. Heavy cream is sold in 1/2 pint containers. Use half of that container

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    14. Yvette says

      Oh ok I will have to get the smaller container I bought a large thing of heavy cream for whipped cream etc. When doubling did you use a 9X13? I’m hoping it fits into a 3 quart dish

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (19)Carole says

        Yvette- if you already have a big container of cream just measure out 1/2 C of the cream. That equals a 1/4 pint. I do use a 9×13 pan to double the recipe

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    15. Shelly says

      I’ve tried many different sweet potato casseroles. Something about this one just kept tugging at me until I wrote it down! I will let you know how my Georgia family likes it. <3

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (20)Carole says

        I can’t wait to hear Shelly! I make a double batch every year

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    16. Yvette says

      One more question then I’ll leave you alone lol when you double do you increase the time or anything? I have it sitting in my fridge right now ready to go doubled it fit perfectly in my 3qt casserole dish now just wondering what the cooking time would be

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (21)Carole says

        You can bother me anytime Yvette! Yes, you will need to increase the time. I would say add 15 minutes to it and check. It will be hot and bubbly when it is finished. It might need more time than that but I think that is a good point to check on it

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    17. Kellie says

      hi! I’m making this for Thanksgiving and am I reading right that I can make this tonight and have it ready to go in the oven tomorrow? Thanks:)

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (22)Carole says

        That is correct Kellie! Come back and let me know how you like them

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    18. Belinda says

      Can’t wait to try this tomorrow… This looks delicious…

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (23)Carole says

        Thanks Belinda! Come back and let me know how you liked them

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    19. Liz says

      Hi, is that a tablespoon of vanilla ? And if doubling do you double the vanilla also ? Thanks !

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (24)Carole says

        Liz- yes to both of your questions

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    20. Ashley says

      Hi, this sounds yummy! Does this need to be covered at all during any of the bake time?

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (25)Carole says

        Nope

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      • TIFFANIE says

        Can you use half and half instead of heavy cream

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        • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (26)Carole Jones says

          Yes, but the result will be a bit different. Not quite as rich and a bit more liquidy

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    21. Anne says

      Do you put the topping on right before baking or can it be refrigerated over night too?

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (27)Carole says

        Anne- I have mine the the fridge right now with the topping on it. I will bake it tomorrow

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        • Anne says

          Thanks, we are excited to try this new recipe!!!

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          • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (28)Carole says

            Anne- be sure you come back and let me know how it turned out

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    22. Carol says

      Getting mine ready for tomorrow now! Sounds so good and I’m not a sweet potato lover, but many in my family are. Maybe I’ll be a lover after tomorrow. Thanks for sharing recipe!

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (29)Carole says

        You have to come back and tell me if this recipe converted you Carol! They converted me

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        • Carol says

          I surely will!!

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    23. Sandy says

      does it matter if its light Brownsugar, golden brownsugar or dark Brownsugar

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (30)Carole says

        Sandy- I use light brown sugar but all would work

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    24. tera says

      Can I peel and boil the sweet potatoes like you would do for mashed? Happy Thanksgiving

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      • tera says

        Can I peel and boil the sweet potatoes like you would do for mashed? Happy Thanksgiving…….. oh by mix do you mean in a mixer or by hand. .. chunky or smooth?

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        • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (31)Carole says

          Tera- I mash the cooked flesh with a fork and then mix all the ingredients together with a whisk

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (32)Carole says

        Tera- your potatoes will be too wet if you do that. Microwave them whole with the peels on until they are very soft and then scoop out the insides

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        • tera says

          Perfect. … thank you so much

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          • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (33)Carole says

            So glad Tera! Thanks for coming back and letting me know

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    25. Sam says

      is it a tsp of vanilla (and im assuming extract?) or a tbs? In your recipe is says Tb? I cant imagine using a whole tablespoon of vanilla…?

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    26. Kellie says

      I made this last night and put it in the fridge and baked it today and it was so good! Everyone loved it!! Thanks for the recipe :). Also I don’t miss the marshmallows at all;)

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (35)Carole says

        Hooray! Down with marshmallows on sweet potatoes

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    27. Yvette says

      Just for the record this was the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my life I seriously licked the serving spoon even my son who hates sweet potatoes liked it AMAZING!! I want to take a bath in it lol

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (36)Carole says

        I couldn’t agree more Yvette. Thanks so much for coming back and letting me know how it turned out

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    28. April Driggers says

      I’m a sweet potato lover…. but these… ARE THE BEST! I made them for the first time on Thanksgiving and I AM IN LOVE! I even had a non-sweet potato lover say they were absolutely the best he’s ever had! Definitely on my repeat list for Thanksgiving…. and any other time I have a hankerin’ for some delicious sweet potatoes! I have to share your recipe on my blog and send everyone here! I’m following you on my Feedly reader now! 🙂

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (37)Carole says

        So glad they were a hit for your Thanksgiving dinner April!

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    29. Traci says

      I am not a big sweet potatoe fan. Until I had these. Delicious!!!!

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (38)Carole says

        So thrilled to hear that Traci! Thanks for letting me know

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    30. Karrie says

      For the topping when it calls for flour, I substituted with buttered pecan cake mix. And it was to die for!! We didn’t need desserts, everyone just wanted the casserole!

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (39)Carole says

        I love that idea Karrie! Thanks for sharing it with me -Carole

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    31. Amanda says

      Do you use yams or sweet potatoe for this dish? Or would it make a difference?

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (40)Carole says

        Amanda – every grocery store labels the differently, but you want the orange fleshed ones. I call them sweet potatoes, but others call them yams. -Carole

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    32. Manz says

      Thank you for providing this lovely recipe. I made it for Xmas day lunch and it came out really great. I didn’t have any pralines though so i used sliced almonds instead.

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (41)Carole says

        Thanks so much for coming back and letting me know how it turned out for you! I made it as well for Christmas 🙂 -Carole

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    33. Bonita says

      For someone who doesn’t cook and wanted to impress her mother-in-law from PA, this recipe turned out to be the best dish ever!! She even wanted the recipe. Thanks so much for posting this recipe!
      (I didn’t even know potatoes oxidized and still managed to save the dish!)

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (42)Carole says

        Oooo….the mother in law! So glad I was able to help and thank you so much for coming back and letting me know how it turned out 🙂 -Carole

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    34. Joanne says

      I avoid using the microwave for health reasons so am looking forward to baking these instead, prior to mashing them. I also avoid sugar and can use coconut sugar yet wondered if You had tried substituting a liquid such as apple juice? Can I use coconut oil for the butter? Looking forward to making these for Ukranian Christmas 2015!

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (43)Carole says

        Joanne – I have not tried using a sugar substitute of any kind with this recipe. I think the substitute would work well in the sweet potatoes themselves, but I worry about using a substitute sugar in the crumble on top. I think coconut oil could be used instead of butter but your end result will be a different texture and flavor. Let me know how it works for you! -Carole

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    35. Heather says

      i was thinking doing it in the crockpot would be a great way to save some room in the stove. I plan on doubling the recipe as I am serving almost 20, do you know how long I would need to put in the crockpot?

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (44)Carole says

        This is an interesting idea Heather! I worry a bit about the crumble on top not getting crunchy however. Let me know if you give it a try.

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    36. Ginger Jarnagin says

      I’ve read the comments and a bit confused on the size of dish I should use. I will not be doubling the dish but doing it as is, so should it be in a 9 x 13 or 8 x 8?

      Thanks
      Ginger

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (45)Carole says

        Hey Ginger! The measurement for the dish size is a volume size, 2 quarts so any dish that holds that much will work. Between the two options you listed, I would use the 8×8 pan. Hope you love it!

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    37. Pam says

      This sounds INCREDIBLE!!! Gonna give it a shot with my finicky brood on Thanksgiving. Actually think they’re gonna love it…For health reasons can I substitute Greek yogurt or kefir for the heavy cream?

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (46)Carole says

        Hey Pam! This recipe is killer so I’m glad you are going to try it. You could try that substitution but it isn’t that much cream really. A half cup really makes an amazing texture. Plus, with the praline topping, even if you don’t use the cream, it is not close to healthy 🙂

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        • Pam says

          Ha ha! Understood! I’m doin’ it anyway! No substitutions!

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    38. Nan says

      Can yams be used instead of sweet potatoes or are they the same

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (47)Carole says

        Absolutely 🙂

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    39. RL says

      How many servings does this recipe prepare? Thx!

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (48)Carole says

        It depends on serving size but for Thanksgiving as a side dish, it easily serves 8 – 10

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    40. Sam says

      Carole-Kudos on cooking the potatoes in the microwave. I was not expecting to learn any new techniques by reading your recipe. I have always boiled my potatoes and saved the broth for other things. I found your idea of cooking them in the microwave much less time and mess. More importantly the mashed sweet potatoes had a better taste. Thank you for sharing!!!

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (49)Carole says

        I’m so glad Sam! Thanks for letting me know

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    41. Jeena says

      I found your recipe on Pinterest and made this last year. Easily, it was the hit of Thanksgiving. The only complaint I got was that there wasn’t enough for leftovers! I tripled the recipe this year, and you’re so right, this is FAR and away much better than yams with marshmallows.

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (50)Carole says

        I made a double batch today and so excited for leftovers tomorrow

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    42. Michelle says

      I tried the recipe today and it was very runny. I double checked all the measurements. I don’t know what I did wrong. I dumped it before putting it in the oven and went with another recipe.

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (51)Carole says

        Bummer Michelle! I hope you give it a try again because this is killer stuff

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    43. Tara says

      I was on the hunt to find a new dish to make this thanksgiving and came across this one and decided to give it a shot.
      OMG! SO GOOD!!! Just like others have said, even people that don’t normally like sweet potatoes couldn’t stay out of it! It was the first dish on the table to be completely finished! I’ve officially been told that this dish will now be expected for every holiday family gathering. LoL
      Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (52)Carole says

        You are so welcome Tara 🙂

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        • Tara says

          I made it again for Christmas. Except this time I made 3 pans of it!! LoL everyone loved it!

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          • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (53)Carole says

            Awesome Tara! I made it as well because we just can’t get enough of this stuff

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    44. Morgan says

      I made this last year twice and it was a hit both times! Coming from a Cajun, this is the best sweet potato casserole ever! The only issue I had both times is that the topping started to smooth out so I’m guessing the butter melted from the heat in the kitchen. Not sure how to avoid that. I will definitely make them again.

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (54)Carole says

        Hey Morgan! I take your comment as a high compliment! I make my dish the day before and keep it cold in the fridge before putting it in the oven to bake on Thanksgiving. The butter is very cold and it should solve your spreading issue.

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    45. Kellie Swope says

      Can you freeze this previously before you bake it? I only ask because I make a ton of stuff for thanksgiving and i have to stick to a schedule of sorts to get everything done. I was wondering if I could make this a few days ahead of time. Thanks! It looks delish!

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (55)Carole says

        Howdy Kellie! You could certainly freeze it or if it a few days ahead, just keep it in the fridge until you bake it. I make mine two days ahead of time, put it in the fridge then toss it in the oven while the turkey is resting and being carved.

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    46. Yamileth says

      Hi! Can I use sweet condense milk instead of heavy cream?? Thanks in advance!

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (56)Carole says

        Hey there Yamileth! Do not use sweetened condensed milk but you can used just condensed milk if that is your only option. The cream is best if you can get it.

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    47. Pam Mattson says

      I have made this so many times and am not allowed to come to some gatherings unless I bring this. Lol. This year I have several family members that are gluten free so I am trying to fix this so they can eat it. Any suggestions? I am thinking of rice flour or maybe a gluten free flour. Any help would be appreciated.

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (57)Carole says

        Howdy Pam! I would try a gluten free flour blend as your substitute. The texture will be different but it is your best option.

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    48. Deb says

      Hi! Making this for tomorrow. Is 3 C mashed all that is really in it??

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (58)Carole says

        Hey Deb! Yes, 3 C mashed but once you add the other ingredients as well as the topping, it makes quite a bit. Remember, this goes in a smaller pan, not a 9×13 inch one

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    49. Angela Martinez says

      I make a casserole like this every year. This year I couldn’t find my usual recipe so I used yours. It is such a great recipe! If i don’t show up with my sweet potato casserole, I’m in trouble. I used canned sweet potatoes, it was a bit runny. I should’ve used fresh… I highly recommend this recipe! Keep in mind once you start, you’ll have to make it every year!
      Thank you

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (59)Carole says

        So glad I could help you out Angela! And yes, definitely use fresh next year and you won’t have any trouble 🙂

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    50. Lynette says

      I made these for Thanksgiving (2016) and had so many compliments. My mother in law who doesn’t even like sweet potatoes raved about these. GREAT recipe, thank you!

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (60)Carole says

        This recipe does a great job of converting those haters into lovers 🙂

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    51. Linda says

      I am going to try ghis for xmasvthis year but i want to make a 9 x 13 pan. Do i double up on all the ingrediants and exactly how many potatoes do i need.

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (61)Carole says

        Hey Linda! I make this in a 9×13 pan every year since it is so popular. I use 1 & 1/2 times the original recipe. As far as the number of sweet potatoes, it completely depends on the size of the potatoes you buy! I buy the biggest ones I can find and they end up making about 1 C of mashed sweet potato for each one. I hope that helps and be sure to come back and let me know how the recipe turns out!

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    52. Barbara says

      Those pictures make it look so yummy!

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (62)Carole says

        Thank you Barbara!

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    53. Sheba says

      Carole! Carole! Carole! Thank you for recipe. It was sooooo delicious! Just woke up with it I’m my mind lol guess we know whats for breakfast

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (63)Carole says

        I am so thrilled you loved it Sheba! Changed the sweet potato game in this house :O)

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    54. Carrie says

      I’ve made this recipe every year since you’ve posted it. It’s one of our family favorites! My kids ask me to make it each year now. We absolutely love it! Thank you for sharing!

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (64)Carole says

        I love hearing comments like this Carrie! You are very welcome 🙂

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    55. Shirlene Huff says

      I have been making this for years and always, always, always get compliments. However, I do not use eggs and also substitute vanilla coffee creamer for the cream. Also, for 6 cups sweet potatoes, I only use 1/2 stick of butter and about 3/4 cup of white sugar. For the topping, I use 1 cup (yep, 2 sticks), 1 cup flour, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup nuts. Melt together and spread on top of potatoes.

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (65)Carole says

        Thanks Shirlene for sharing your variation with my readers!

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    56. Loretta Brazzel says

      If you refrigerate the casserole overnight, do you bring the casserole to room temperature before baking?

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (66)Carole says

        Great question Loretta! No, you can take it right from the fridge into the oven. Enjoy!

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    57. Diane says

      I made these for Thanksgiving today; no changes; I made them just as written. They were a BIG hit, and I’ve already been given instructions to bring them next year! Thanks for a TERRIFIC recipe!

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      • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole - Sides for Thanksgiving [Best Recipe] (67)Carole says

        You are very welcome Diane!

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    58. Carolyn says

      Hello! I am really excited to use this recipe this year based all the rave reviews! Quick clarification tho… I plan to use a 9×13 dish because we have around 20 people coming. I read through all the comments and saw back on Nov 25 2016 there were comments to double the recipe for a 9×13. (Put the dates for easy reference!) However on Dec 18 2018 you mention you use 1 1/2 recipe for 9×13. Can you help clarify which is best? 1 1/2 the ingredients or full doubled? Thank you so much!

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      • Carolyn says

        Does help if I give the right dates (ugh!!)
        Nov 24 and 25 of 2014 have comments about doubling for 9×13 dish…. not 2016! So sorry to confuse!
        Dec 18 2016 is the comment about using 1 1/2 the recipe

        Thanks again

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