Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

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  • A must have, melt in your mouth Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe that is a crowd pleasing side dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This Easy Sweet Potato Casserole will wow your guests, while taking just 10 minutes hands on time to make!

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    Let’s end the week with something sweet and savory, shall we? This easy sweet potato casserole is no secret, but it is one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. I’m obsessed with sweet potatoes {if you are too, you don’t want to miss my sweet potato gnocchi recipe or smashed sweet potatoes}, especially for fall! 

    What is Sweet Potato Casserole?

    I was first introduced to Sweet Potato Casserole at Ruth’s Chris. There are several copycat versions of their recipe with slight variations. This Sweet Potato Casserole recipe includes canned or mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter and has a crunchy pecan topping made with brown sugar, flour, pecans and butter. It’s always a crowd pleaser!

    Candied Sweet Potato Casserole:

    This isn’t your grandma’s casserole, it’s a candied sweet potato casserole – that even kids love! We call it a side dish, but it’s a dessert in disguise. If you love sweet and savory, this is the dish for you!

    Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping:

    I treat my Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe like a pie using a little vanilla, creating a crunchy crust with pecans and brown sugar.

    Make Ahead Side:

    You can make sweet potato casserole the day before and bake just before serving. It’s just one more reason to love that sweet potato goodness.

    How Long Does Sweet Potato Casserole Last in the Fridge?

    For best results, make just a day in advance. You can store in an airtight container up to 3 days before baking and up to 7 after.

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    Sweet Potato Casserole with pecans

    If you’ll forgive me for the images, you can make Easy Sweet Potato Casserole into tartlets for a bite sized appetizer!

    Sweet Potato Casserole recipe

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    Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

    A must have, melt in your mouth Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe that is a crowd pleasing last minute side dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This Easy Sweet Potato Casserole is a dessert in disguise!
    Course Side Dish
    Cuisine American
    Keyword casserole, easy recipe, easy side, potatoes, side dish
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 40 minutes
    Servings 12

    Ingredients

    • 1 large can sweet potatoes strained 
    • 1 c sugar
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 Tbsp vanilla
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 c butter melted

    Topping:

    • 1 c brown sugar
    • 1/3 c flour
    • 1 c pecans chopped
    • 1/2 c butter melted

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease casserole dish.
    2. Combine first set of ingredients. Mix well. Pour into casserole dish.
    3. Combine second set of ingredients & spoon on top of sweet potato mixture.
    4. Bake 30 minutes. Allow to cool 15 minutes before serving.

    Recipe Notes

    You can replace canned sweet potatoes with 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes.

    This dish can be made ahead and baked when ready to serve.

    Originally published November 2014, updated October 2018.

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