"I call this the 'recipe with legs' because every time I serve it, the recipe is requested. Even those who dislike yams and sweet potatoes love this tasty dish! This dish can be frozen, but freeze it without the pecan topping. Defrost before baking." — LIZALOUISE
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I put a review on this way back in 99 or 2000 and I have to say 7 or 8 years later, this is still a champion! I'll be forever grateful for this recipe. I thought the original poster would like to know how this recipe and her willingness to share it has become a family tradition in another person's home.
My mother made something called 'Yam Puff' for years. Early in my marriage I could not find that favorite recipe and tried this one. This one was even better and I've now made it for 8 or 9 years straight. Thanks again!
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Good, but nothing GREAT! I like the pecans on top and I did decrease the butter!
The hit of every Thanksgiving dinner I bring it to! I actually use yams from a can and it works just fine. Just drain most of the syrup before beating.
This one will go in my Thanksgiving lineup for years to come!
I omitted the eggs and butter from the yam mixture and used orange juice instead to make it a little more healthy (and add a little extra citrus kick). It was really great this way, not heavy at all. I did however use the 1/4 melted butter for the topping. It was really tasty and I will surely make it again.
Five Stars? YOU BET! This was fantastic. Readers: you are going to get tired of reading people saying, "I don't even like sweet potatoes/yams, but I LOVED this!" Because it's TRUE! I've never seen my mom eat yams and she ate more helpings than anyone else. This is an absolute keeper. Wonderful recipe, thanks so much!
I have never made anything with yams or would not have even claimed to be a fan of yams in the past, but this recipe was delicious! A couple things I did differently: I peeled and cut the yams into medium pieces, put them in a microwave-safe bowl, added 1/2 cup water and microwaved them, covered, for 12 minutes. This made it much easier. Also, I halved this recipe. It was more than enough for 6 people. Another thing I did different, was I chopped the nuts and mixed them up with the butter and brown sugar and then sprinkled that mixture on top of the mashed yams. This casserole had just the right amount of sugar and spices. It was perfect! My two kids (4&3) loved it, too, which was nice for me! I think I might try adding a little orange juice next time I make it and see how that is. Thanks Liza!
Yam haters all agree! This is the bomb! Very easy to make and I love the ability to prepare earlier and freeze. A time saver and a delicious side dish.
I served this today to 12. It's tough to make a sweet potato casserole that doesn't "have legs", but I really like this one, and it went fast. It's a perfect combination of spices, easy to prepare, and you can easily cut the sugar and butter by a third and still have great results. I was very pleased with my guests' reaction. Thanks LL.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Yummy Yam Casserole
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 229
This casserole is creamy and crunchy, and not too sweet.
This sweet potato casserole is sure to become a holiday favorite.
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