Holiday Baked Sweet Potatoes - CopyThis is a great recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  We like it anytime!

2 – 3 large sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons sorghum molasses or molasses of your choice(optional)
1/2 cup sugar
Cover sweet potatoes with water in a pot and boil until done. Immediately run cold water over the potatoes to stop the cooking process. Peel and mash with hand potato masher.  Add butter, sugar, milk, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, molasses and beaten egg.  Stir well.  Pour into a sprayed 9 x 9 inch casserole dish. Add the topping below:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
1/2 cup walnut or pecan pieces
Mix together the topping ingredients in a bowl and sprinkle over the sweet potatoes. 
Bake in preheated 375 degree oven 35 to 45 minutes. 
This makes about six servings.  You can double the recipe.  You could also add marshmellows to the topping.  Enjoy!
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  1. This recipe looks delicious! I know the molasses is optional, but was wondering if i could substitute maple syrup instead.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, I think you could do that Vicky.

  2. This recipe is out of this world! A real treat. The topping is to die for. I made this for Thanksgiving dinner Thursday. My son, who hates sweet potatoes, had a taste and was raving about how good it was. 🙂

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you Pamela. So good to hear your family enjoyed this recipe.

  3. madeline mcclemdon says:

    Thank you very much.

  4. I love your website,i look for the recipe on Fb every morning.I also make the Potatoe Casserole on holidays,never used molasses. Will be using this recipe for Thanksgiving. Hope u have a great Thanksgiving.

  5. Dell Causseaux says:

    I love your website. I’ve gotten so many great recipes from you. Thanks for all your work.

  6. Sandy Rodriguez says:

    I need to try this with molasses next time at Thanksgiving. I know what I will do 2 weeks before the holidays….look here for all my dishes.

  7. I love this sweet potato casserole, Judy, but I’m the only one in my family who does! I used to make it for Thanksgiving, but I’d end up eating the whole darn thing myself (not all at once, mind you!). So, now, I just enjoy it at other folk’s houses—-I’ll be up there tomorrow! Haha…just kididing, though I know I’d love sitting at your table. 🙂

    By the way, I’ve never seen it with molasses in it. I might have to make some just to see what that tastes like.