Sweet potato casseroles are on just about every Thanksgiving table. I’m not a big fan of the traditional version with the marshmallow topping. I like a crunchy topping with nuts.
To offset the sweetness of the glazed pecans in this recipe, I added a bit of spice to the sweet potatoes. It’s an awesome combination and the crunchy topping adds texture. If you aren’t a fan of chipotle pepper, you can leave it out of the recipe. I actually make this recipe without it more than I do with it. I use the chipotle when I make this recipe to go with a grilled protein that uses mexican flavors as the flavors work well together. If you leave it out, you may want to up the cayenne pepper to help balance the sweetness.
For another of my favorite sweet potato casserole recipes, as well as other Thanksgiving sides, click here: Thanksgiving Sides