The Best Sweet Potato Casserole


I have a small confession.   I do not like sweet potatoes.  I have tried to like them but they just aren’t my thing.  My family loves them and Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a Sweet Potato Casserole.

Let me tell you why this is the best sweet potato casserole in town.  It turns a sweet potato hater into a lover.  I honestly couldn’t believe how incredible this casserole was.  And that I was actually eating sweet potatoes and loving it!  It is the perfect consistency and not too mushy and the combined flavors are incredible.  The topping was my favorite part.  A pecan brown sugar topping that gives it a little crunch and great texture.  This was the best.  My hubby ate half of the pan himself.  I know that if you make these, you will agree that they truly are the BEST!

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The Best Sweet Potato Casserole
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The best sweet potato casserole that has amazing flavor and is perfect for Thanksgiving!
Serves: 6-8
  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • Topping:
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  1. Prepare a 1½ to 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine mashed sweet potatoes, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, milk, and melted butter. Pour into prepared casserole dish.
  2. To make the topping: Combine brown sugar, flour, melted butter and chopped pecans. Sprinkle over the top.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until cooked throughout and the top is lightly brown.

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I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I was never really that into sweet potatoes either, but something changed over the last couple of years and now I’m a total lover. Swooning over this! That topping! Gahhhh

  2. I feel the exact same way but this looks absolutely awesome!

  3. This looks awesome and I’m not a huge sweet potato fan either. I like sweet potatoes plain and just sliced and baked but you have totally sold me on the idea of this casserole converting non-believers.

  4. Donna Howard says:

    Yum – just made this! Did I miss what the oven temp is? I’m going to go with 350!!

  5. Karen Dorfman says:

    ***** 5 STARS

  6. Agreed this looks great but what is the temp for baking? also does it keep well if you prep it the night before? Thanks for sharing!

  7. Can I make this the day before and reheat?

  8. are the sweet potatoes baked, canned?

  9. Did you cook the sweet potatoes in the oven or microwave? Wondering if it gives it a different taste. This looks good I’m making it for Thanksgiving 🙂

  10. Thanks for the great recipe – we love sweet potatoes and this recipe makes us love them more. I did cut the casserole recipe in half since there are only 3 of us, but I left the topping recipe – can’t have too much crunch.

  11. This is showing up on my Thanksgiving table this year. Sounds and looks delicious!

  12. Add 1 cup of shredded coconut to the topping and it is awesome!

  13. For the mashed sweet potatoes- do you just mash them? Or add milk? salt? Thank you!!

  14. What size casserole dish do you use? Traditional 9×13?

  15. Lindy enright says:

    I need to triple this recipe so do I just do I just triple all ingredients? Sounds dumb but just wanted to make sure!

  16. Can I make this the day before and just refrigerate it???
    Thank you

    • Joan Thomas says:

      This recipe is absolutely fabulous. I am going to a family reunion for Thanksgiving and would need to make this the night before. Is it OK to make it up and bake the next day?

  17. What is the trick to making the topping crumbly? I tried it and ended up with a gooey mess.

  18. I made this for Thanksgiving and it was such a hit I am making it for Christmas!!! When it is cold it is like pie!!

  19. Crystal Eakin says:

    Cant wait for mine to come out of the oven. Tweaked a little semi smashed the sweet potatoes and added some raisins to the mixture. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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