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Sweet potato casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Eaten as a side dish or a dessert this Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe is a classic Thanksgiving dish. Topped with a crumbly pecan streusel!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword sweet potato casserole, sweet potato casserole recipe, sweet potato recipe, thanksgiving side dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 486kcal
Author Lauren


For the Sweet Potato Casserole:

  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes baked until very soft
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Streusel Topping:


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Peel baked sweet potatoes and place into a large bowl. Add in brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, butter, and salt. Using a masher or hand mixer, stir together until completely smooth. (A few lumps are ok if you don't mind it lumpy!) Pour into a greased casserole dish and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, and salt together until a crumbly texture is formed. Add in pecans and stir. Sprinkle topping over sweet potato base.
  • Bake for 1 hour, uncovered. (If you notice the streusel top becoming a little dark, cover with foil). Serve warm.


If you don't like streusel topping, feel free to replace with mini marshmallows--a classically American topping for Thanksgiving.


Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 691mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 26260IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 2mg