Perfect Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole. D.L. Rattray
  • 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
Ratings (16)

Families love this delicious sweet potato casserole. The casserole is baked with a crunchy pecan and brown sugar topping. This is an excellent recipe choice for a holiday meal.

The sweet potatoes are boiled or baked until they're very tender.

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (3 cups mashed)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • For the Topping:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)

How to Make It

  1. Butter a 2-quart baking dish.
  2. Scrub the sweet potatoes and cut in half if large. Boil in their jackets until tender. Cool; slip the peels off and mash well. Stir in sugar and salt. 
  3. Heat the oven to 350 F. 
  4. Butter a 2-quart baking dish or spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and 4 tablespoons melted butter. Stir the egg mixture into the mashed sweet potatoes until smooth and well blended.
  1. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  2. Combine the brown sugar with the flour and 4 tablespoons of butter; mix with a fork until crumbly. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  3. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the sweet potato mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes.

Serves 6 to 8.


  • Sprinkle miniature marshmallows over the casserole about 15 minutes before it comes out of the oven.
  • Replace the granulated sugar in the filling with light or dark brown sugar.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 464
Total Fat 22 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 148 mg
Sodium 287 mg
Carbohydrates 60 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 9 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)