Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping


The best sweet potato casserole recipes are garnished with a pecan topping, and ours takes it to the next level with a nutty brown sugar streusel. Try this rich Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping as a side dish at your next holiday dinner.

Sweet Potatoes Pecan Topping
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 2 pound sweet potatoes

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wash and peel sweet potatoes; cut off woody portions and ends. Cut crosswise into quarters. In a covered large saucepan, cook potatoes for 25 to 30 minutes or until tender in enough lightly salted, boiling water to cover; drain.

  2. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Mash lightly. Stir in granulated sugar, the 1/4 cup melted butter, the milk, eggs, and vanilla. Transfer sweet potato mixture to a 2-quart casserole. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, pecans, flour, and the 1 tablespoon melted butter. Sprinkle over sweet potato mixture.

  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

462 Calories
19g Fat
71g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 462
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 182mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 607mg 13%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Related Articles