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Easy Cracker Barrel Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

This Cracker Barrel Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe is perfect for any special occasion, Sunday dinner, or your Thanksgiving dinner table.

A classic dish that is both scrumptious and simple, with creamy sweet potatoes, crunchy pecans, sweet brown sugar, and of course the special secret ingredients that makes it the most flavorful dish in town.

Get ready to gather up your ingredients and make this delectable twist on an old-fashioned favorite.

Classic Southern Sweet Potato Casserole

This copycat recipe is a classic southern sweet potato casserole. It is a very easy recipe with simple ingredients such as fresh sweet potatoes, that you may already have in your pantry.

This makes a great side for any holiday meal and is a personal family favorite.

We love making sweet potatoes many ways, but these ingredients work so well together that it is arguably the best way to prepare sweet potatoes.

This is also a very cozy dish to make during the cold winter months. And the crunchy pecan topping really brings it all together.

Cracker Barrel Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

How to Make this Southern Side Dish

To make Classic Southern Sweet Potato Casserole, start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Peel and cube the sweet potatoes and cook them in boiling water until they are tender.

Once cooked, mash the potatoes until they have a smooth consistency. Then add the granulated white sugar, light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, salt, vanilla extract, butter, whole milk, and eggs. Mix with an electric mixer or food processor until fully incorporated.

Make the topping by mixing the butter, brown sugar, and pecans. The pecans can be rough chopped or finely chopped into small pieces.

Pour the potato mixture into a greased 9×13 baking dish and top with the pecan and butter mixture.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

For an extra Southern twist, try adding a sweet glaze of powdered sugar, pure maple syrup, a pinch of nutmeg, or mini marshmallows to the top of the casserole to take it over the top. Enjoy!

Or make a sweet potato pie for your guests to enjoy.

How to Reheat Sweet Potato

How to Cook Sweet Potato in Toaster Oven

Did you know that you can cook sweet potatoes in a toaster oven? Instead of boiling your sweet potatoes first, you could also bake them in an oven or toaster oven first. Then use a hand mixer or a potato masher to mash them. This makes an already easy sweet potato casserole recipe even easier with a little hands free cooking time.

All you have to do is preheat the toaster oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, poke a few holes in the sweet potatoes, wrap them in foil, and pop them inside.

Let them cook for about 45 minutes, or until they’re soft and tender.

The result will be a warm, comforting, and delicious treat, perfect for serving alongside your favorite meal or as a scrumptious snack on its own. So, why not give it a try and rediscover the magic of sweet potatoes with a little toaster oven twist?

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

This copycat cracker barrel recipe is already a great vegetarian recipe, but you can easily make this into a tasty vegan recipe.

To make this perfect side dish recipe vegan, you only need to make a couple simple substitutions.

First, substitute either 1/4 cup of flour for the eggs or 3 tablespoons of potato starch with 3 tablespoons of water for the eggs.

Then, substitute the butter in the recipe for margarine.

That’s it. You can enjoy your vegan variation of this recipe.

Serving of Rustic Holiday Side Dish

How to store sweet potato casserole

Sweet potato casserole is a favorite dish for many, especially during the holiday season. Since we all want our delicious casseroles to maintain their mouthwatering taste and texture, proper storage is essential.

After allowing your sweet potato casserole to cool down, use either plastic wrap or aluminum foil to cover the dish securely.

If you have any leftovers, it’s best to transfer them to an airtight container before placing it in the refrigerator.

Sweet potato casserole is just as yummy the next day, if not more.

Your casserole should stay fresh in the fridge for up to four days.

Freezing Instructions. If you want to enjoy it later, freezing is also a great option. Simply wrap the casserole in freezer-safe plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in a freezer-safe container.

A properly stored sweet potato casserole can last in the freezer for up to three months. Just make sure to defrost it in the fridge overnight and reheat it in the oven when you’re ready to indulge in the comforting flavors of this delightful dish.

Classic Southern Sweet Potato Casserole

How to Reheat Sweet Potato

Reheating sweet potatoes can be a simple and tasty way to enjoy a delightful meal. To achieve the best flavor and mouthwatering soft texture, you can use various methods, such as using an oven, microwave, or even a skillet on your stove.

Oven method. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and wrap the sweet potatoes in aluminum foil, then heat them for about 15-20 minutes, or until they’re nice and warm.

Microwave method. If you’re in a hurry, you can place the sweet potatoes on a microwave-safe plate, cover them with a damp paper towel, and microwave them for 2-3 minutes.

Skillet method. On the other hand, if you fancy a crispy exterior, heat some oil in a skillet and cook your sweet potatoes on medium heat until they’re heated through and a bit crispy on the outside.

For mashed sweet potatoes, the microwave or skillet method works the best. No matter the method you choose, you’ll be savoring the delicious flavors of your reheated sweet potatoes in no time.

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Cracker Barrel Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

This Cracker Barrel Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe is perfect for any special occasion, Sunday dinner, or your Thanksgiving dinner table. A classic dish that is both scrumptious and simple, with creamy sweet potatoes, crunchy pecans, sweet brown sugar, and of course the special secret ingredients that makes it the most flavorful dish in town.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas recipe, comfort food, copycat, easy side dish, holiday side dish, restaurant recipe, thanksgiving recipe
Servings: 15 Servings
Calories: 250kcal

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Ingredients

  • 3 Pounds Sweet Potatoes about 9 medium sweet potatoes, washed, peeled, and diced
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar packed
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter softened
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk
  • 3 Large Eggs

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • Mini marshmallows optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • First, wash and peel the sweet potatoes. Then dice into small pieces, about 1″ cubes.
  • Place in a large pot and cover with about 1 inch of cold water. Cook over medium until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Then, drain the sweet potatoes. Return to the heat and mash with either a potato masher or hand mixer on low.
  • Pro Tip. A simple recipe hack is to load the sweet potatoes into a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Add white sugar, light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, vanilla extract, butter, whole milk, and eggs. Mash again very well.
  • Add the sweet potato mixture to a casserole sized baking dish.
  • For the topping, drop pads of butter on the top, sprinkle pecans and brown sugar over the top of the casserole.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until hot throughout and butter has melted and browned a little.
  • Top with mini marshmallows before serving if desired.

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How to Reheat Sweet Potato

Reheating sweet potatoes can be a simple and tasty way to enjoy a delightful meal. To achieve the best flavor and mouthwatering soft texture, you can use various methods, such as using an oven, microwave, or even a skillet on your stove.
Oven method. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and wrap the sweet potatoes in aluminum foil, then heat them for about 15-20 minutes, or until they’re nice and warm.
Microwave method. If you’re in a hurry, you can place the sweet potatoes on a microwave-safe plate, cover them with a damp paper towel, and microwave them for 2-3 minutes.
Skillet method. On the other hand, if you fancy a crispy exterior, heat some oil in a skillet and cook your sweet potatoes on medium heat until they’re heated through and a bit crispy on the outside.
For mashed sweet potatoes, the microwave or skillet method works the best. No matter the method you choose, you’ll be savoring the delicious flavors of your reheated sweet potatoes in no time.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 13103IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg

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AboutVictoria

You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.

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