Sweet potatoes grow in abundance in Alabama, where sculptor Sandi Stevens' family eats them year-round. This casserole is a Stevens favorite: silky pureed sweet potatoes topped with a sweet and crunchy pecan-cornflake topping. If you don't have pecans or cornflakes on hand, Stevens says the topping can be made with whatever nut or cereal is in the cupboard.
Creamy and cheesy, this is a dish the whole family will love; it's got just enough kick from the chilies and it's loaded with tender pulled chicken breast and gooey cheese. This could be a featured dish on your Cinco de Mayo spread.