Sweet Potato Spoon Bread

Picture from Martha Stewart

This recipe comes from an old Martha Stewart Magazine. It think from the late 90’s. It is a great holiday vegetable/side dish recipe. I do not usually like sweet potatoes but I love this recipe. I have used it for both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. It is a nice change from your typical holiday vegetable dish. It is also a nice change from the sweet potatoes served with marshmallows on top. Sorry, everyone who makes that dish, I really do not like it. Why, marshmallows on sweet potatoes, whoever thought of that. :0)

This sweet potato dish is one that I really enjoy and I look forward to making again this year. I hope you give it a try. Even if you don’t like sweet potatoes, try this recipe. It may just convince you that sweet potatoes really are good.

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  1. Jenn @ Frugal Upstate says:

    ohh! That looks so yummy. . .

    And thanks for playing along with the Frugal Thanksgiving Mini Series. I hope you have a fantastic desert recipe for tomorrow. . .

  2. CookinsForMe says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your sweet potato spoon bread sounds great and I might have to try it some time. I absolutely love sweet potatoes, especially sweet fries so I’d probably enjoy this dish, too.

  3. That looks delicious!! I will have to try it with the 8 lbs of sweet potatoes I just bought!!
    Is there something I can use instead of heavy cream?

  4. I am not sure about the heavy cream. You might try 1/2 and 1/2 or 1/2 cream and milk. But I think the splurge is worth on the cream for this.

  5. Shynea @ Penny Pinching Diva says:

    I love sweet potatoes, and this recipe sounds so delicious. Thank you for posting it.

  6. Yummy! I’d never had spoon bread before, so I had to call a friend to ask what the texture was supposed to be like, but I think I got it right! There’s only 2 real eaters in our family (the 9 month old doesn’t eat much!) so I split this into two 9-inch pie plates. And now I’m wondering if you’ve ever frozen this (or another “spoon bread”)? I’m thinking about freezing one of them, but if you know it’s not likely to work, I’d love to know before I waste it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Oh – I forgot to mention that I used 2% for the milk, and Half and Half instead of the Heavy Cream. because I had some that I needed to use up and didn’t have any Heavy Cream. I also used 6 eggs, because mine didn’t seem very “large” and I was blending half-batches, so 5 didn’t work :) Granted, I’ve never had spoon bread before, so I have no guarantee that it turned out “right” – but it certainly tasted good, so I’d say Half and Half works fine (at least with 2%), for those who were wondering.

  7. Hi Lynn, do you know if the recipe would taste the same boiling the sweet potato vs baking it? Reason asking, if it’s going to be smashed and purred as if making a sweet potato pie, it could cut down on the cooking time a bit.

    Thanks in advance!!!
    (So happy I found your site – can’t wait to cook more recipes!)


  1. Best of the Frugal Thanksgiving Mini Series (aka The Round Up) | Frugal Upstate says:

    […] or space saving crock pot dishes! But Lynn’s (of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures) recipe for Sweet Potato Spoon bread sounded so unusual, yet so in keeping with thanksgiving that I have to pick it as my favorite […]

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