Thanksgiving Favorites – Sweet Potato Casseroles {A Recipe Round Up}

16 Nov

I can’t say that sweet potato casserole is my absolute favorite Thanksgiving food because I love almost ALL Thanksgiving goods, but it’s pretty close to the top. I’m a Southern girl and do not believe a sweet potato casserole is truly a sweet potato casserole if it has marshmallows on top. It must have pecans and brown sugar on top. :)

Although . . . this joint venture of marshmallows and pecan topping AND cornflakes from Women Living Well might be able to convert me. This looks wonderful! I wonder if democrats and republicans could get along as nicely as these toppings are on this sweet potato casserole??

FitSugar gives us a healthified version of this beloved Sweet Potato-Pecan Casserole and uses fresh sweet potatoes. Do you use fresh or canned sweet potatoes in your casserole? I love both, but fresh just tastes, well, fresher. :)

I thought this was an interesting take on the traditional mashed sweet potatoes we find in our casseroles. The Runaway Spoon created a Southern Candied Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel. I really like the way this looks.

For my vegan and gluten-challenged friends, here’s Green Plate Rule’s Vegan and Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole. It uses coconut butter – yum! – almond milk, and gluten-free flour and I think it looks wonderful!

Just so you guys don’t think I’m prejudiced or close-minded, here’s one with just straight marshmallow topping. :) I know we’re all different and everyone has their preference – especially when it comes to such important things as sweet potato casserole toppings! This  one is from Pennies on a Platter.

And The Girl Who Ate Everything wins the prize for most adorable presentation. Are these individual Ruth’s Chris Style Sweet Potatoes the cutest things??

And that, my friends, is our sweet potato casserole recipe round up for Thanksgiving. Anyone hungry yet??

Have a great weekend!


7 Responses to “Thanksgiving Favorites – Sweet Potato Casseroles {A Recipe Round Up}”

  1. jksmith032460 November 16, 2012 at 4:55 am #

    I agree – it has to be sweet potatoes with a pecan topping and absolutely no marshmallow topping on a southern table. I also agree that fresh potatoes are better than canned!
    Love, Jennifer

    • rachturner November 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

      And this is why we are sisters. :)

  2. Pattie November 16, 2012 at 5:21 am #

    How timely! I searched for different sweet potato recipes just yesterday! Have a wonderful weekend.

    • rachturner November 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

      I hope one of these worked for you, Pattie!

  3. Cancer Warrior November 17, 2012 at 5:52 am #

    Have a great weekend, Rachel!


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