Welcome Fall with this zesty and flavourful sweet potato side dish! This Orange Pecan Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole is easy to make, and the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table.
In past years I’ve kind of given Canadian Thanksgiving a bad rap. As a dual citizen, I’ve experienced both American and Canadian Thanksgiving and have maybe been a bit too #TeamUSA at times. While there’s certainly no denying that Americans can throw an epic feast, I also think Canadian Thanksgiving is a bit more timely when you consider that the fall harvest general occurs in late September-October, and not after the first snowfall (Canada problems…) at the end of November.
But either way, I can appreciate any holiday that gives thanks to the friends and families in our lives but also for the beautiful fall bounty we’re adorned with. Squash, brussels sprouts, broccoli, eggplant and let’s not forget our fall citrus!
Where I’m from, an orange grove is virtually unheard of. So unless you consider that a large chunk of Canadians make their way south for winter, very few of us have access to fresh and local citrus. In my dreams I’d have an orange tree growing in my backyard, but I think I’m going to have to get some seriously good karma before that happens.
In the meantime, it’s nice to know I can still get in my Vitamin C with delicious alternatives like Tropicana® Pure Premium Orange Juice. So as I plan for my Thanksgiving feast, I’m thankful for the fall harvest growing near and far. For the local sweet potatoes and Florida oranges. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with this Orange Pecan Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole.