Family Recipes: Aunt Linda's Sweet Potato Casserole

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

One thing that I’m thankful for this year is coming from a family of amazing cooks – on both sides! You’ve been treated to recipes from Shot of Mom and Godmother Aunt Michelle (Shot of Mom’s sister), so today I wanted to introduce you to Shot of Dad’s sister – Aunt Linda.

Aunt Linda makes the most AMAZING Sweet Potato Casserole on Thanksgiving. This thing shouldn't just be called a Casserole - but a Kick-ass-erole! Legend has it, my sister Jillian once ate an entire plate of this dish.

I decided to attempt it for the hubs’ family two years ago and it turned out okay. Well, I made it again tonight to take with us to New Jersey and it was SO EASY!

You’ve gotta trust me on this one. It doesn’t look that appetizing, but it’s DELICIOUS!

Aunt Linda’s Almost Famous Sweet Potato Casserole
·         3 cups (4 medium) mashed cooked sweet potatoes (I use the canned version – 1 40oz can of yams = 3 mashed cups)
·         ¼ cup of sugar
·         1 stick of melted margarine
·         2 eggs
·         1 teaspoon of vanilla

Mix and mash all ingredients together and put into a buttered square Corning dish. Cover with Topping

·         1 cup brown sugar
·         ½ cup margarine, softened
·         ½ cup flour
·         1 cup chopped walnuts nuts (Shot of Mom uses walnuts or pecans or a combo of both)
·         ½ cup coconut

Mix topping together.

Bake 350 for 20-30 minutes.

Without Topping & With Topping (not baked) 


And we can’t forget my in-laws – you haven’t met their tasty recipes yet, but maybe Aunt Donna will share the details on her secret Magic Cookie Bars soon ; )