Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

Delicious Sweet Potato Casserole which is great for holidays and family meals! These creamy sweet potatoes are topped with a butter-y, brown sugar and pecan topping making them irresistible.

It’s a classic side dish for holidays and Sunday meals, and with a sweet, crunch topping this sweet potato casserole is MUST-HAVE. If you’re a fan of the veggie, be sure to check out our Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes or tour Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

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Classic sweet potato casserole spooned out

sweet potato casserole with pecans

Who here loves sweet potatoes? I admit I was not a fan when I was younger, but now I LOVE them!

Most people tend to consume sweet potatoes in the fall more than ever, especially at Thanksgiving time, but we like to enjoy them all year long. There really are so many ways to prepare and enjoy them and this particular side dish is great for any holiday or Sunday meal.

It has the perfect mix of sweet and savory and is also very simple to make. The creamy sweet potatoes are amazing and it’s topped with a butter-y, brown sugar and pecan topping which is delicious! It’s sure to make a sweet potato convert out of anyone. 😉

Process pics of making sweet potato casserole recipe

how to make sweet potato casserole

This dish really is beyond simple!

Begin by cooking your cubed sweet potatoes until tender. Drain and mash them in a large bowl and mix in sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla until smooth.

Pour this into a baking dish and set aside to prepare the topping. That is made by mixing the brown sugar, flour and butter until course. Mix in the pecans and sprinkle this over the sweet potato mixture (they can also be omitted if you’re not a fan of nuts). Bake until the top is the lightly brown.

Kick it up one more notch if you want some marshmallows on top (pretty much the same recipe with even more sweetness on top!)

Streusel topping for casserole
Holiday Preppin’ help

If you’re looking to MAKE THIS AHEAD OF TIME, just make as instructed. Prepare the streusel topping, but refrigerate separately in a Ziploc bag. When ready to make, add the topping and bake as directed.

If you have LEFTOVERS, you can store them in a tupperware in the fridge for 3-4 days and can be reheated in the microwave.

This particular recipe feeds 10-12, so if you are looking to make it for a lot of people for a holiday, we recommend doubling or even tripling it and serving it in several dishes.

  • 10-12 guests – 1 batch
  • 20 – 24 guests – Double batch
  • 30 – 35 guests – Triple batch

Sweet Potato casserole recipe spooned out from baking dish

Be sure to bookmark this for your holiday menu because it is sure to be a hit! Our family may be crazy but we usually have a few varieties of potatoes at our holiday celebrations, but you can assure this will be made for our family to enjoy. 😉

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COLLECTIONS: Sides, Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

5 from 11 votes
Delicious Sweet Potato Casserole - creamy sweet potatoes topped with a butter-y, brown sugar and pecan topping!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 232 kcal
Author Lil' Luna



  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • In a medium pot, cover sweet potatoes in water and cook over medium high heat until tender; drain and mash.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the mashed potatoes, sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla extract, until smooth. Poor in a greased 9x13" baking dish.
  • Mix the brown sugar and flour in a medium bowl and cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse. Stir in pecans, and sprinkle mixture over your sweet potato mixture.
  • Bake at 325 for 30 minutes, or until the top is lightly brown. ENJOY!

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  1. I love sweet potatoes, but like you, didn’t always, only learned to love and appreciate them over time, a great recipe, love the topping too, thank you and thank you for the other links as well

  2. 5 stars
    Hello, love Sweet Potato Casserole. Have you ever used Sweetened Condensed Milk, it is so yummy and creamy along with the brown sugar. My mouth is watering. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    My family is going to love these!!! The brown sugar & crunch adds even better flavor to the sweet potatoes! Definitely making this for my family!

  4. 5 stars
    This is the perfect Fall side dish! I will definitely be adding this to our Thanksgiving menu! So YUMMY!

  5. 5 stars
    My mom always made sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top, which I never cared for. I like this version with the brown sugar and crunchy pecans on top.

  6. 5 stars
    I have never been a big sweet potato fan but this recipe was really good!! i loved the topping it added a great texture

  7. 5 stars
    This recipe was so good and the only way I’ll eat sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving! It’s more like dessert than a side dish. The crumb topping is so good much better than putting marshmallows on sweet potatoes.

  8. 5 stars
    I love sweet potatoes in all forms and this casserole is really delicious and perfect for holiday dinners! My in-laws loved it too!

  9. Can you use canned sweet potatoes for this recipe? If so, how many cans would you suggest if I triple your recipe?

    1. Sure, you could use canned. I haven’t ever tried using them but they should be interchangeable and still taste great when mashed up. With that said, my best guess would be to use 3 of the 40 oz cans? Give or take!