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sweet potato casserole with pecan topping in a white cast iron casserole dish, with a large spoon lifting out a serving.

World's Best Sweet Potato Casserole

  • Author: Nancy Blackstone
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour
  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Sweet and creamy, hot and buttery, crunchy and irresistible blend of flavors makes this the world's best sweet potato casserole.


Sweet Potato Casserole

3 cups plain mashed sweet potatoes (About 3 large sweet potatoes.)

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

4 tablespoons butter, softened

3 eggs

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup chopped pecans

2 tablespoons cold butter


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish with butter.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat sweet potatoes, sugar, milk, butter, eggs, salt and vanilla until smooth. Place in the greased casserole dish.
  2. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, chopped pecans, and flour. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over potato mixture.
  3. Bake uncovered for 4 minutes, until top of casserole is golden brown. Serve immediately.


It's easy to double this recipe for a bigger crowd. Use 6 cups of mashed sweet potatoes (about 5 large sweet potatoes.) Double everything for the sweet potato casserole except the eggs -- use 4 eggs instead of 3. No need to double the topping, this will be enough.

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