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sweet potato casserole in a white casserole dish with a wooden spoon inside.
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Sweet Potato Casserole

A classic Sweet Potato Casserole that no Thanksgiving table should be without! Delicious sweet potatoes mashed up with brown sugar and butter, topped with a crispy topping of pecans, brown sugar and flour, and baked to perfection. This Sweet Potato Casserole is simple to make and perfect for your holiday dinner like Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 508kcal



  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
  • cup butter unsalted
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup butter unsalted, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecans chopped


  • Cook the sweet potatoes: Add the cubed potatoes to a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain and cool.
  • Preheat oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F degrees. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and set aside.
  • Make the filling: Add the cooked sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, milk, eggs and salt to a large bowl and mash with a potato masher. You can use a hand mixer as well if you wish. Spread the mashed sweet potatoes in the prepared casserole dish and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Make the topping: Combine all the topping ingredients in a medium bowl mix until the mixture clumps together. Spread the topping mixture of the top of the sweet potatoes in an even layer.
  • Bake and serve: Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for 30 minutes until set in the middle and golden on top. Serve hot.


  1. Feel free to experiment with different spices such as pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon or ground cloves. Use your favorites!
  2. You can substitute walnuts for the pecans, no one would know the difference.
  3. If you prefer less sugar in your casserole feel free to reduce the sugar a bit for a less sweet casserole.
  4. If you're a marshmallow fan, go ahead and sprinkle some mini marshmallows over the topping, I won't judge!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 462mg | Potassium: 715mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 24651IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2mg