Make Ahead

Chili-Spiked Sweet Potato Bake

November 10, 2009
0 Ratings
  • Makes 1 8x8 casserole
Author Notes

This began by trying to resolve the whole Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole dilemma. Is it dessert or a side? To eliminate any confusion, I spiked the old stand-by with savory spices. Now you can have your sweet potato pie, too! —SupperStarter

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, baked, peeled and mashed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  1. Mix together sweet potatoes, brown sugar, egg, butter, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, paprika, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and salt. Spread into 8 x 8 baking dish prepared with cooking spray.
  2. Combine crackers, brown sugar, melted butter and remaining 1/2 teaspoon chili powder. Sprinkle over casserole.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

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2 Reviews

SupperStarter November 14, 2009
You should definitely try it! Sweet and savory is tough to beat.
SmallerSmiths November 13, 2009
I've never been a sweet potato fan in anything but desserts, but I think this is on the fence enough for me to enjoy.