Side Dishes

Praline Sweet Potato Bake

You can't really go wrong with a sweet potato. They are fabulous. But I have to say it is a toss up for my favorite way to eat them. This is one of my husband's favorite recipes and I thank my mother-in-law for sharing her recipe! It is a tradition for the holidays (especially Thanksgiving and Easter) as well as many other times throughout the year.

1 1/2 cups cold mashed sweet potato (about 3 medium sweet potatoes)
3 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp brown sugar (I used light brown sugar this time, but my favorite is dark brown sugar)
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp kosher salt

Topping
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp flour
1 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted
3 Tbsp chopped pecans (scant 1/4 cup)
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a mixing bowl beat the sweet potatoes, milk, brown sugar, butter, egg, vanilla, and salt until fluffy. Transfer to a baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking...
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Nutritions

Calories
3081

Sodium
812mg
33% DV

Fat
228g
351% DV

Protein
40g
80% DV

Carbs
142g
48% DV

Fiber
41g
164% DV

Skip store-bought cans, because you can't beat the sweet, savory and smoky taste of homemade baked beans with bacon and molasses. The old-fashioned beans cook slowly in the oven for hours, developing a rich, thick sauce. Baked beans from scratch are the perfect side dish for your next cookout or potluck, and a simple lunch or dinner entrée when paired with cornbread or Boston brown bread!

1 lb. dried navy or Great Northern beans
1/2 lb. bacon
1 medium onion
1/2 c ketchup
3/4 c molasses
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 t dry mustard
2 c chicken broth
kosher salt and black pepper
8
  • Place beans in a large bowl or pot. Cover with water by 2 inches. Cover and let stand overnight. Drain and rinse the beans.
  • Place the beans in a large pot and cover with fresh water (about 1...
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Nutritions

Calories
461

Sodium
983mg
40% DV

Fat
12g
19% DV

Protein
13g
26% DV

Carbs
73g
24% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV