Sweet Potato Casserole


Sweet Potato Casserole is a must for every holiday table. A praline-pecan topping makes this easy sweet potato casserole recipe taste more like dessert than a side dish.

Sweet Potato Casserole
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins


  • 2 pound sweet potatoes

  • ½ cup 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. Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Cut off woody portions and ends. Cut into quarters. In a large saucepan, cook potatoes, covered, in enough boiling salted water to cover for 25 to 30 minutes or until tender; drain.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Transfer potatoes to a large mixing bowl. Mash lightly. Stir in sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Transfer sweet potato mixture to a 2-quart casserole dish.

  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, pecans, flour, and 1 tablespoon melted butter. Sprinkle over sweet potato mixture.

  4. Bake, uncovered, in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

421 Calories
18g Fat
61g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 421
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 1.8mg 10%

*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.

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