Sweet Potato Casserole

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Sweet Potato Casserole

I still remember the day when I tried sweet potato casserole for the first time. It was four years ago in Washington, D.C. at a Friendsgiving gathering during law school.

My friend topped his sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, and while I gamely gave it a try, I just couldn’t get past how overly sweet and mushy the marshmallows made the dish. To me, melted marshmallows belong in s’mores and rice krispies treats.

When I started making sweet potato casseroles for my own Thanksgivings, I decided to skip the marshmallows altogether and topped my casserole with a nutty pecan crumble instead. I love how this adds a crunchy contrast to the creamy sweet potatoes in this classic holiday dish.

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