This Thanksgiving staple gets an extra flavor kick with brown butter oatmeal streusel topping! Make sure to include Brown Butter Sweet Potato Casserole at your Thanksgiving table this year!
Everyone has their favorite Thanksgiving side dishes.
We all have the sides that we look forward to, get seconds (and thirds) of, and just downright inhale like we have never eaten before. That is some of the best parts about Thanksgiving no doubt. I feel very strongly about all of them in their own lovely and tasty ways but.......sweet potatoes!
I love sweet potatoes year-round. They are a staple in our weekly meal/side/carb rotation and I would absolutely say I couldn't live without them. I make them in baked fries form 99% of the time. HOWEVER, Thanksgiving gives permission to all sweet potatoes around to put on their most fancy dresses and best-dressed suits (conveniently named butter & brown sugar) and come out for a night on the town!
Suddenly my favorite veggie carb transforms into a sweet whipped sensation adorned with all the fall spices. It's heavenly and you know it!
What Makes This Sweet Potato Casserole Different?
This year I decided to whip out the big guns and decorate the top with browned butter (remember my slight obsession??) and an oatmeal streusel topping.
I know I know. You are welcome!
It comes out in the most lovely crumbly almost granola-like topping that perfectly incorporates into the potatoes as you serve and adds just the right amount of crunch needed. Brown Butter Sweet Potato Casserole you are almost too good to be true!
This only requires a couple of ingredients and doesn't take that long to prepare.
Can I Make This Casserole Ahead of Time and Freeze it Before Thanksgiving?
Absolutely! Make it all the way up until needing to be baked BUT leave off the topping. Wrap tightly in foil and place in the freezer until needed. Make sure you label the top so you know what it is. 🙂
Place in the fridge the day before you need to bake to begin to thaw. Unwrap, add the brown butter streusel topping and bake as directed!
You can also make it a day or two in advance and leave it in the refrigerator unbaked until Thanksgiving. Just pop it in the oven before you head out to your family or before your guests arrive and everyone will be raving over this favorite Thanksgiving side!
Let me know what your favorite Thanksgiving sides are as you start prepping your menus this week! Brown Butter Sweet Potato Casserole may now become one 😉 Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!
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