Sweet Potato Casserole

Updated: Sep 26, 2020

I just thought I would share a family Favorite recipe. Great anytime of the year though, not just for the Holidays.

For the topping:

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup flour

  • 1 cup chopped Pecan or any Nuts of your choice

  • 1/3 cup butter, cut into cube

Sweet Potato Mixture:

  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes 

  • 1 cup sugar 

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract ( You read that correctly)

  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

  • ½ cup Brown Sugar


  1. Combine brown sugar, flour, nuts and butter in mixing bowl for the crust. Set aside for later.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a medium-size Casserole Dish  with nonstick spray. I use PAM

  3. Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter in a large mixing bowl in the order listed. Beat thoroughly with a hand mixer to increase the softness of the sweet potato mixture. You can also use a stand mixer.

  4. Pour mixture into buttered baking dish. 

  5. Bake for 25 minutes at 375 degrees.

  6. Sprinkle the surface of the sweet potato mixture evenly with the crust mixture and return to oven for 10 minutes. Allow to set at least 20 minutes before serving.

  7. The brown sugar and pecan crust should be slightly browned and crunchy.

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