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Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping

Sweet potatoes are definitely the No. 1 holiday dish for my family. Our Thanksgiving table wouldn't be complete without it.

And I know you'll love my Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping. It takes this traditional dish to a new high.

The beloved sweet potato — a lot of us call them yams — boasts rich nutrition such as fiber, vitamin A and C.

Well Done: Recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping

Most people don’t realize the versatility of this vegetable. Sweet potatoes add a natural sweetness to baked goods, casseroles, soups or breads. Fresh and canned sweet potatoes, both of which are packed with antioxidants, are available year-round making them a nutritious addition to any recipe.

So don’t save them just for your holiday table. Think of sweet potatoes as an all-star ingredient in everything from quick breads to hearty soups.

Another great recipe you'll find at my thehealthycookingblog.com is for Cranberry Yam Bread, which I make throughout the year, but especially during the fall. This quick bread recipe uses cream cheese and biscuit baking mix for one of the easiest treats ever. It makes a personal present, perfect for anyone from teachers to neighbors.

Terrific Tips:

  • In most recipes, including this one, canned (drained) or fresh sweet potatoes may be used.
  • 1 (15-ounce) can sweet potatoes drained and mashed is about 1 cup.
  • Sweet potatoes should not be refrigerated unless cooked.
  • Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of antioxidant-rich carotenoids, great for reducing inflammation

Holly Clegg, best-selling national cookbook author of the trim&TERRIFIC & Eating Well cookbook series, specializes in easy, healthy, everyday recipes. Visit her website, The Healthy Cooking Blog. Follow her on facebook.com/HollyClegginstagram.com/holly_clegg and twitter.com/hollyclegg. Email her at holly@hollyclegg.com.