Recipe: Praline-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

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Eureka! We’ve discovered the 32nd flavor! A scoop of this irresistible side dish – pillowy mashed sweet potatoes buried under a crunchy streusel topping – and you’ll see why it belongs alongside Rocky Road and Mint Chocolate Chip. Enjoy the sweet satisfaction without the ice cream headache, but come Thanksgiving, look for our creation (Pilgrim Praline? Yummy Yam?) in the freezer case.


5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup evaporated milk

Streusel Topping

1 cup flour
2 /3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/4 cup melted margarine
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp cinnamon-sugar, for topping


1) Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 11×7-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

2) Place quartered sweet potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, simmering for 15-20 minutes or until very tender. Drain well, place potatoes in a large bowl and mash.

3) For the streusel topping, in a small bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, pecans, margarine and cinnamon.

4) Stir 1 cup of streusel into mashed sweet potatoes. Add brown sugar, vanilla, egg whites and evaporated milk, stirring to combine. Spoon into prepared baking dish, sprinkle with remaining topping and cinnamon-sugar. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes.

Serves 8



Authors of bestselling cookbooks Bite Me, Bite Me Too and Lick Your Plate, saucy sisters Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat love eating, feeding, entertaining and dishing up easy recipes at