Sweet Potato Casserole in a wooden spoon

Sweet Potato Casserole

The classic Thanksgiving recipe. This Sweet Potato Casserole is the best recipe I have tried and a must for your holiday menu. They are rich and creamy and topped with the perfect crumble. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet Potato Casseorle, Thanksgiving Side Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 401 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan


  • 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs


  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecans (chopped)


  1. Peel and dice sweet potatoes. Add to a large pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to cook for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain water, return them to the pot, and mash.
  2. Add butter, vanilla, and like and mix well. Beat eggs and add them to the sweet potatoes (If potatoes are two hot eggs my scramble. Allow your potatoes to cool and adding the milk first should prevent this). Mix together until well combined then add the potatoes to a casserole dish.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. In a separate bowl. Mix together topping ingredients and sprinkle over sweet potatoes.
  5. Allow to bake for 30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 186mg8%
Potassium 403mg12%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 13820IU276%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.