Sweet Potato Casserole

Enjoy this recipe from Parent University Newsletter, a publication of Memorial Health System. Sweet Potato Casserole174-0330-Parent-University-Web-Ad-for-Springfieldmoms_200x120px_final • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped • 3/4 cup granulated sugar • 1/4 cup evaporated low-fat milk • 3 tablespoons butter, melted • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 2 large eggs • Cooking spray Topping: • 1.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/3 cup) • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar • 1/8 teaspoon salt • 2 tablespoons melted butter • 1/2 cup chopped pecans Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 350°. 2. To prepare potatoes, place potatoes in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until tender; drain. Cool 5 minutes. 3. Place potatoes in a large bowl; add granulated sugar, evaporated milk, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and vanilla. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add eggs; beat well. Pour potato mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. 4. To prepare topping, weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, brown sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; stir with a whisk. Stir in 2 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle flour mixture evenly over potato mixture; arrange pecans evenly over top. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or just until golden. 5. Preheat broiler (remove casserole from oven). 6. Broil casserole 45 seconds or until topping is bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Kathy Kitchens Downie, RD, Cooking Light, NOVEMBER 2008 Nutritional Information Amount per serving: • Calories: 258 • Calories from fat: 32% • Fat: 9.2g • Saturated fat: 3.6g • Monounsaturated fat: 3.6g • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g • Protein: 3.3g • Carbohydrate: 42g • Fiber: 2.5g • Cholesterol: 43mg • Iron: 1.2mg • Sodium: 199mg • Calcium: 54mg from Parent University: Christina Rollins, MS RD LDN CNSC, Clinical Dietitian III, Memorial Medical Center, Spokesperson, Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Rollins.christina@mhsil.com  217-788-4684

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