A delicious, easy-to-prepare sweet potato casserole recipe your entire family will enjoy. This classic sweet potato casserole is a wonderful side dish that pairs well with turkey, chicken, or pork.
This is a fantastic, out-of-this-world delicious fresh sweet potatoes casserole dish that is perfect for your holiday table. It will become an instant Thanksgiving classic with your holiday guests. A lot of superlatives, I know, but this really is the best sweet potato casserole recipe!
Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
This is not exactly a traditional sweet potato casserole as it does not contain marshmallows or have a marshmallow topping. It does have a fairly crunchy topping, though, made of pecans.
This isn’t just a Thanksgiving recipe; it is also a good recipe to make when you are eating pork or chicken for dinner.
Tips and variations for making this sweet potato casserole recipe:
● If you like, you can double the brown sugar, flour and make that cutting-in-butter a whole stick to double the pecan streusel topping. You may have to bake a few extra minutes if you do.
● I also suggest using WHOLE pecans for that last ¼ cup you place on the top of the casserole for aesthetic reasons. So use pecan pieces in the sweet potato mixture if you like, but use whole pecans for the final topping. Your sweet potato casserole will present better to your guests and family.
● The best part about this homemade sweet potato casserole is that, like most casserole recipes, it can be prepared in advance (say earlier in the morning) and then popped in the over to bake and come out in a timely manner with the rest of your holiday dinner.
● If you are serving this great recipe for a special occasion, such as a holiday meal you may want to try these other classic recipes: best cranberry sauce recipe, vintage cranberry walnut jello recipe, or perhaps this leafy Brussel sprouts with bacon recipe. Any one of them would be a perfect side dish for your holiday meal.
● This is also a nice “leftovers” dish. By that, I mean if you have served whole, baked sweet potatoes for a meal (say Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner), and you have leftover sweet potatoes the next day, make this easy recipe to dress-p and create an entirely new dish! You’re probably eating leftover turkey, so why not take the leftovers meal up a notch?
● If you wanted to leave some maple syrup on the table for people to add to their serving, it might be appreciated by your tablemates.
A delicious, easy-to-prepare sweet potato casserole recipe your entire family will enjoy. This classic sweet potato recipe is a wonderful side dish that pairs well with turkey, chicken, or pork.
Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients:
● 4½ cups Sweet Potatoes (cooked and mashed)
● 1 cup butter, divided
● 1/3 cup Half and Half
● 1 cup Sugar
● ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
● 2 Large Eggs
● 1 cup Brown Sugar
● ½ cup Flour
● 1 cup Pecans, divided
Sweet Potato Casserole Mise en Place:
● 13×9 Pan
● Measuring Cup
● Measuring Spoons
● Large Bowl
● Potato Masher
● Medium Saucepan
● Stand Mixer
Sweet Potato Casserole Directions:
● Preheat oven to 350°.
● Grease a 13″ x 9″ baking pan with butter; set aside.
● Peel, cook, and mash sweet potatoes so that you have 4½ cups of mashed sweet potatoes.
● Melt ½ cup butter.
● Using a stand mixer, in a large mixing bowl mix together mashed sweet potatoes, melted butter, half and half, sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs. Mix until whipped.
● Spread sweet potato mixture into the prepared 13″ x 9″ baking pan. Set aside.
● In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar and flour. Cut in remaining ½ cup butter (unmelted). Cut together the brown sugar, flour, and butter until the mixture is pebbly, then, stir in ¾ cup of pecans.
● Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over the top of the mashed sweet potato mixture in the baking dish.
● Place the final ¼ cup of pecans on top of the casserole.
● Bake for 25 minutes in a preheated 350° oven.
● Serve hot.
● Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container.
Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Beautiful sweet potato casserole in a servings dish.
- 4½ cups Sweet Potatoes (cooked and mashed)
- 1 cup Butter, divided
- 1/3 cup Half and Half
- 1 cup Sugar
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- ½ cup Flour
- 1 cup Pecans, divided
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Grease a 13″ x 9″ baking pan with butter; set aside.
- Peel, cook, and mash sweet potatoes so you have 4½ cups of mashed sweet potatoes.
- Melt ½ cup butter.
- Using a stand mixer, in a large bowl mix together mashed sweet potatoes, melted butter, half and half, sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs. Mix until whipped.
- Spread sweet potato mixture into the prepared 13″ x 9″ baking pan. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar and flour. Cut in remaining ½ cup butter (unmelted). Cut together the brown sugar, flour, and butter until the mixture is pebbly, then, stir in ¾ cup of pecans.
- Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over the top of the mashed sweet potato mixture in the baking dish.
- Place the final ¼ cup of pecans on top of the casserole.
- Bake for 25 minutes in a preheated 350° oven.
- Serve hot.
- Refrigerate any leftovers.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 425Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 3gSugar: 37gProtein: 4g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.
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My brother makes something similar to this for thanksgiving. Thanks so much for posting this on the Sunday Features 101 link party. I’m going to feature it next month on my thanksgiving recipe post!
Marianne T says
I love sweet potato so much. I could truly eat it at every meal. This looks perfect for Thanksgiving this year. Thank you for sharing!