~ Sweet Potato Souffle ~ A recipe you NEED to have in your files…

Actually you need to TRY it, not just have it in your files… if I ever had a recipe that I put a “fantastic” guarantee on, it would probably be this one. It’s got to be one of my all time top 10 recipes… maybe even my top 5! Don’t let the name fool you…it’s not anything super fancy and hard to make… it really should just be called a Sweet Potato Casserole, but I guess that sounded too plain to the person who submitted it to the cookbook.

My day was super busy with “things” and I knew I would have to show you something I was doing instead of something I was sewing, so this ended up being today’s post. Depending on how “things” go tomorrow, there may or may not be a Saturday post. We are getting ready for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner for our church and I’m helping (or in charge) of the decorating. I’ll find out in the morning. I wanted to get some of my food prepared ahead of time because I’ll be cooking 2 turkeys on Saturday!!

Anyway, IF you need another side dish, this one will score you big points from your guests. I like it warm or cold..it doesn’t matter to me! When Thanksgiving is over, if you find me looking for leftovers…there is sure to be a heap of this on my plate… and then again for breakfast… until it’s all gone… :o(

It’s very simple to make and I’ve got pictures of all the steps… so I hope you’ll give it a try, if not now, just sometime… :o)

Here is a picture of the recipe straight from my little paperback cookbook… See that scribble up in the top right hand corner? That’s supposed to be a star helping me remember this is THAT recipe that I love! I don’t need to be reminded anymore!

You’ll need 3 cups of cooked sweet potatoes… my neighbor always gives me these great big things and I peel them with a vegetable peeler and then slice them in big chunks… put them in a pan and cover them with water… and cook till tender…

When you stick a knife in them and it easily goes in, they are done…

Mash them with a potato masher or whisk…

Measure out 3 cups and plop them in a mixing bowl…

Add 1 cup of sugar and mix well…

Add 2 beaten eggs… (oops, I forgot to beat mine… but it’s okay) Mix well…

Add 1 TBSP of Vanilla…and mix well…

Then add 1/2 cup (or 1 stick) of melted butter… and mix well…

Use a casserole dish or a foil pan, (like mine since I’m taking it to a dinner at church) and butter the bottom and sides…

Pour your sweet potato mixture into your dish… and smooth out…

Now for the TOPPING! It’s so good!

Mix together in a bowl: I generally use a fork but you can use your fingers if you like… (then you get to lick them!)

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup of flour
1/3 cup melted butter

It should look like this…

Sprinkle the topping over the sweet potato mixture using your fingers…

It should look like this…

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

The ONLY thing better than a big pan of Sweet Potato Souffle….

…is TWO pans of Sweet Potato Souffle… (I made a double batch!)

I hope you’ll give this a try sometime… I haven’t been eating sugar, but I plan on having a helping of this! (she gives a REALLY BIG SMILE!)

I’m baking mine on Saturday, so it’s in the frig and ready to go, but here is a picture of it baked, from last year’s Thanksgiving dinner at our house…it’s the dish in the bottom left corner… YUMMY!! (and don’t forget Linda’s pickles!) (HERE)


See you (maybe, tomorrow…)
Blessings, Jeanne

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  1. This looks really good, Jeanne! I had mentioned that my favorite side dish was candied sweet potatoes, and you mentioned this one, so I’m going to try it! Since we won’t be having a crowd this year for Thanksgiving, I wonder if this could be cut in half? The recipe doesn’t say how many servings it makes, but it does sound like a lot!
    Luckily, my cousin living in Cape Girardeau, has a pecan farm, and we just got some wonderful pecans from them a few days ago. That should give it a special touch!
    Thank you for mentioning my pickles!

    • Hi Linda,
      Oh, I’m so excited that you are going to give my Sweet Potato Souffle a try. I just know you’ll love it! It really isn’t that much… (just think of all those leftovers if you do!!!)
      Seriously, if you put it in a casserole dish that is maybe 9 x 9, it comes up about 2 -2 1/2″ on the sides… and it’s plenty for a few people… Send some home with your guests if you like… I did that one time… Bought some cute little containers and let everyone pick what they wanted to take home… It was fun for everyone!
      Of course I had to mention your pickles… they were right there in front for everyone to see so I had to!
      Thanks Linda,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  2. Making me sooo hungry already – looks delicious.
    Sounds like you will be quite busy but hope you have time to enjoy too.
    Wishing you & George a wonderful weekend

    • Thank you Leigh,
      Well, I’m back home now and the decorating is done… YAY! Now to just make it through tomorrow. Today was more stressful than tomorrow will be… but tomorrow will be busier than today was… so it’s a trade off I guess.
      It will be a wonderful weekend… except for the rain that’s supposed to come tomorrow night… rats… rainy AND cold! :o(
      Thanks Leigh,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  3. That dish looks so good!!! 😀

  4. Laureen Bakri says:

    WOW!!! Love it when someone shares a recipe that is tried and fantastic. I like this one and
    plan to make it and add to our Thanksgivng. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you and your family this Thanksgiving with loving fellowship, good food and laughter.

    • Thank you Laureen,
      I hope your family likes it as much as mine does… Kristoffer would be absolutely fine with Thanksgiving if all we had was Corn Casserole and Sweet Potato Souffle!!! :o)

      Thank YOU for being such a kind and caring friend who enjoys my ramblings each day!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  5. Funny that you should mention Linda’s pickles. I just bought the ingredients. And just in back of the sweet potatoes, is that your corn casserole? I really do like the cranberries I make, but I also like those nice round canned slices. I often serve the canned jellied cranberry sauce with meatballs with sour cream and mushrooms. Food is definitely wonderful.

    • HI Marilyn,
      Well, how’s that for timing? I hope Linda’s pickles are spotted on lots of tables this year! :o)
      Yes, that’s my corn casserole behind the sweet potatoes! I just got a new salad dressing recipe from a lady from Singapore at church and it calls for jellied cranberry sauce… I want to try it.
      It was outstanding on her salad at the hayride!

      Yes, food is definitely wonderful! At least the good food is!!! :o)
      Blessings, Jeanne

  6. This recipe looks great and yummy. Definitely worth a try. The last picture with all those great comfort foods is the best ! I see the sweet potatoes, and it looks like scalloped corn, possibly dressing in the back, the cranberry sauce, and Linda’s pickles. What is the casserole in the center. It looks like maybe au gratin potatoes with ham pieces maybe?
    I know you and George will be working hard to make your church event successful, so as tomorrow arrives, enjoy and blessings to all of you.

    • HI Paula,
      The Sweet Potato Souffle is in the bottom left, then above it is my Corn Casserole and to the right of that is a 7 layer salad…those are bits of crumbled up bacon pieces on top of the cheese! All 3 are yummy as can be!
      A lot of the work was done today… but tomorrow is the actual event.. I’m in charge of the food on the tables… George is the electrical man, lights man, flag man, food warmer man, putting up tables and chairs man, put a lot more that I’m probably forgetting… Oh yes, sign man! :o)
      I think I have it easy compared to me, but I bet I’ll log in more steps than him tomorrow night!
      Thank you Paula,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  7. Charlotte A. says:

    Your photos definitely made me hungry. It all looks so tasty! I’m going to keep the recipe and will try it out soon.
    Hope you have a great church event. With all the good food, I am betting it will be wonderful.
    Have a good day!
    Take care –

    • HI Charlotte,
      We sat up and decorated 48 tables last year…today we only sat up and decorated 37! Huge difference… I’m sure it will be fun! Food always makes an evening fun! :o)
      Thank you Charlotte,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  8. Oh, I spy my favorite jelled cranberry in the front! I’m one of those that doesn’t appreciate the texture thing in cranberry relish. Bad me. Loved seeing all of the Thanksgiving foods awaiting an adoring crowd.
    For me, as one who askews the nut family mixed in with foods, I add canned pineapple as the topping on sweet potatoes. Just another take, but yours looks to be a great crowd pleaser.
    Hoping you and George can delegate some of the church duties so you aren’t overworked. No getting sick right before the holiday.
    If we don’t hear from you tomorrow, we will certainly understand. Have a wonderful weekend enjoying a lovely gathering. How do you fit two turkeys in the oven, or do you do them in shifts?

    • Yes, Joy,
      I was saving some jellied cranberry sauce just for you!
      It’s so interesting just the few recipes we’ve all shared on here and how varied they can be! I love pineapples… maybe I’d like that! :o)
      I have a roaster pan that is 18 quarts and it holds a pretty big turkey…the other one will go in the oven in our vintage Savory self basting pan…
      Thank you, Joy,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  9. Kathie Welsh says:

    You had me laughing when I read your “sales pitch” on this recipe! They are for sure the best. My daughter makes them too and when she got married and we could only have them every other year for Thanksgiving…the only way to let her go to the in-laws was if she made the “Sweet Potato Soufle “for us too. Now she has to make them for her in laws the year she celebrates with us. That’s a pretty good testament too👍
    You enjoy cooking so I’m sure your other dishes are a big treat for your fellow church friends. Enjoy the celebrations with them and your family!

    • HI Kathie,
      YAY…someone who already knows how good these sweet potatoes are!!! Aren’t they just the absolute best things ever???
      I plan on enjoying some wonderful food tomorrow night…and a helping of mine!
      Thanks Kathie… loved your story!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  10. Everything on your table looks soooo yummy. Hope you don’t work too hard tomorrow and enjoy the day. You and George are so generous with your time and talents. Hope you can relax on Sunday and put your feet up. Oh, maybe sew a little bit. Happy pre-Thanksgiving Dinner.

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