Recipe of the Week: Sweet Potato / Squash Casserole, by Polly in MO

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I have served this on Thanksgiving every year for over 21 years. It is my granddaughter’s favorite, and she comments EVERY year at the start of dinner, “Sweet Potato / Squash Casserole! MY FAVORITE. I ate it as a baby on my first Thanksgiving!”

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups mashed butternut squash
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter (not margarine or spread)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Mix all together. ( I use a hand mixer.)
  2. Put in 9×9 baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle with topping and bake at 350˚ for 35 minutes

Topping:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon (I use a Tablespoon, but I LOVE cinnamon; you can reduce cinnamon if you like.)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. Sprinkle on top of casserole prior to baking.

For my family of 10, I double this.

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