Having an adults-only Thanksgiving party this year? Celebrate by breaking out the booze! This bourbon sweet potato casserole actually has bourbon inside the potatoes, so not all of the alcohol will get burned out while cooking. Keep that in mind if you start feeling a bit light-headed during dinner — or it could just be how amazing this side dish tastes.
Unlike other sweet potato casseroles, the recipe calls for 1/4 cup of your favorite bourbon right in the mixture before placing it in the oven, giving the potatoes a sweet, slightly smokey flavor. If you don't like bourbon, add whiskey instead. The crunchy pecan topping is the perfect crust to accompany the sweet mash, and a hint of salt, cinnamon and nutmeg will keep flavors balanced. If you'd prefer to use chopped walnuts instead of pecans, go for it. It's best to keep the kids away from this side dish, but the adults will love it.