I never really liked sweet potatoes. I can remember each year at Thanksgiving my mom poured out the can of sweet potatoes, topped it with corn syrup and marshmallow cream and baked them. I was never a fan. But then, I tried SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE. My life was changed. I discovered I LOVE sweet potatoes, just not canned sweet potatoes (I share this relationship with spinach as well). Anyway, this Thanksgiving I was in charge of the sweet potatoes. I found a recipe that I adjusted and made my own and it was a HUGE hit. When my brother took his first bite he couldn't stop raving for 10 minutes. So, try this recipe out. Jackson made me pinkie promise to never ever try another sweet potato recipe again and to make this every single year. And any time in between!
When I made this, I used 8 sweet potatoes (some were humongous and some were small)... I estimated that it came to be about 12 c. mashed. The huge pan of sweet potatoes was gone within 2 days and only 7 people were eating them. So, make more than you think you'll need! This is for half the batch that I made.