Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping

sweet potatoes w prailine toppingBy Holly Clegg —

Volunteer to bring this simple and SO fabulous sweet potato dish for your next holiday meal. Easy recipe from my easiest cookbook, KITCHEN 101 for the person who doesn’t have time to cook!

Makes 12 (1/2-cup) servings


3 cups cooked mashed peeled Louisiana yams (sweet potatoes), about 3-4 sweet potatoes
2/3 cup of 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
2 egg whites
1/4 cup orange juice
Praline Topping (recipe follows)


1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In bowl, cream together all ingredients except the topping with potato masher or mixer until blended. Transfer to prepared dish and sprinkle with Praline Topping (see recipe).
3. Bake 40-45 minutes or until thoroughly heated and topping is brown and crumbly.

Praline Topping

2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

1. In bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Stir in butter, vanilla, and pecans until crumbly.

Food Facts

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories 274
Calories from Fat 34%
Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 12mg
Sodium 87mg
Carbohydrates 42g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 4g
Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 other carbohydrate, 2 fat

Terrific Tip

: Canned (drained) or fresh sweet potatoes may be used for this recipe. See page in Basics (pg 123) for directions to baking a sweet potato.

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