Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

This Sweet Potato Casserole has a mashed sweet potato base and is topped with a buttery, brown sugar and pecan topping. This sweet and decadent recipe is the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish and the BEST Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe EVER!

This is the BEST Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe. Hands down.

I love the holidays, especially Thanksgiving.  My favorite part about Thanksgiving is the side dishes.  I would happily eat a heaping plate of side dishes than the actual turkey!

This Sweet Potato Casserole with Brown Sugar Topping is the best sweet potato casserole.  Everyone who tries this always raves about it and asks for the recipe.

This Sweet Potato Casserole is the best because it is the perfect combination of sweet and savory and the brown sugar topping gives the soft mashed potatoes some texture.


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How to make Sweet Potato Casserole:

The hardest part about this recipe is peeling and cutting the sweet potatoes!

Once you have peeled and cut your sweet potatoes, place them in a large pot, cover with water and boil for 20-30 minutes, or until tender.

Drain water from the pot.

Add sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter to the pot of drained sweet potatoes.

Mash by hand or beat using an electric mixer until almost smooth and well combined.

Spread mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, pecans and butter to make the brown sugar crumble topping.

Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture in an even layer on top of the sweet potatoes.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, or until topping is golden brown and potatoes are heated through completely.

can i double this recipe?

Yes! You can most definitely double this recipe, in fact we recommend it, because it is so delicious that you will probably want seconds, along with everyone else.

We do however, recommend using two separate 9×13 inch pans, because one pan would be too small if you doubled it.

Can you make this Sweet Potato Casserole ahead of time?

Yes! If you are making it ahead of time, keep the brown sugar topping separate and sprinkle it on top just before baking.  Cover and refrigerate the mashed sweet potato mixture and brown sugar topping separately in the fridge.

It will reheat best if you remove it from the fridge and let it warm up to room temperature before baking.


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Serves: 8

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Sweet mashed potatoes topped with a buttery, brown sugar and pecan crumble.

30 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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    Sweet Potato Mixture:
  • 6 sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 Tablespoons butter (melted)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  
  2. Peel and cube sweet potatoes and place in a large pot. Fill with water until potatoes are completely submerged.
  3. Bring to a boil and boil for 20-30 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender. Drain water.
  4. Add sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter to the pot of drained sweet potatoes.
  5. Mash potatoes by hand or use a hand mixer to beat until well combined and almost smooth.
  6. Pour mixture into a greased 9x13-inch baking dish.  
  7. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, pecans and butter to make topping.  
  8. Sprinkle topping on top of sweet potato mixture.  
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and sweet potatoes are heated through completely.



1270 cal


114 g


49 g


23 g
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22 Responses to “Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe”

  1. Thanksgiving Eve I needed a recipe for a Sweet Potato casserole, went on Pinterest & was so confused as to which one recipe to use. I selected this recipe, which the only difference was I added some cinnamon, & it was absolutely delicious. Now I didn't mention that I have never dared for or made a Sweet Potato casserole, however I couldn't eat enough of it as well as my family. The consensus was it was the best Sweet Potato casserole everyone had ever eaten. Thank You for an excellent recipe & I will now start following your site. FIVE STAR RECIPE !!!
  2. Brillante
    I made this for Thanksgiving and LOVED it. I've always been so skeptical about making sweet potatoes sweeter in casseroles like this and the marshmallows always scared me away. I think that sweet potatoes are just so good as is! But this was AWESOME. Loved it and I will totally be making it again. It was like a little bit of pre-dessert dessert on my Thanksgiving plate :). Thanks for sharing!

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