With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to make your holiday food lineup! Sweet Potato Soufflé is a classic dish commonly found on any Thanksgiving day table as a side dish. What’s great about Sweet Potato Soufflé is that it can also be served as a dessert! The sweet potatoes and egg create a fluffy interior while the coconut and pecans finish the dish with a crunchy sweet topping. Serve alongside your other favorite Thanksgiving sides to create the ultimate Thanksgiving sides lineup. Although this is a traditional Thanksgiving side, it can also be made for other holidays such as Christmas, or makes a special side to a meal complete with protein and vegetables.
Typical sweet potato casserole is usually made with large diced sweet potatoes mixed with butter, sugar, and topped with marshmallows to bake. Sweet potato soufflé is made with mashed sweet potatoes and has a crunchy sweet topping instead of marshmallows. Sweet potato soufflé develops a creamy and light interior whereas the sweet potato casserole is simply cooked chunks of whole sweet potato.
Sweet Potato Soufflé is baked at 350 degrees fahrenheit for about 30-35 minutes. It’s important to watch the Sweet Potato Soufflé while it’s baking to ensure that it doesn’t burn.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, and milk until combined. Pour into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly.