Sweet Potato Casserole

by Charity
15 people
1 hr 5 min

Sweet Potato Casserole is a staple in southern cuisine in my opinion! We have this pretty much on every special holiday, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, the list goes on and on. But it is definitely a tried and true recipe and it is always the perfect side dish for those special meals and occasions! Plus, it’s really easy to make and only requires a handful of ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your pantry!

So tasty and delicious!

Peeling the sweet potatoes

You don’t need too many ingredients for this recipe and it is fairly simple to make. You of course need sweet potatoes, sugar, milk, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, chopped pecans, flour, and butter- lots of butter! Can’t be a southern recipe without a lot of butter right?!

All the ingredients needed.

This sweet potato casserole recipe has been handed down from generation to generation in our family, just like my  Broccoli Casserole recipe too. I always remember my Meme making this, and then my mom, and now I make it all the time too! I just love recipes with a good history like that.

Boiling the sweet potatoes.

Mashing the potatoes all up.

I usually make this for my husband’s side of the family now. Especially when we all get together for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is the perfect side dish and definitely goes so well with turkey and ham! It’s honestly more like dessert since there is so much butter and sugar in it too. But in reality, dessert is my favorite part of any meal so that is probably why I like this recipe so much!

Be sure to add the milk with your eggs mixed in, that way the hot sweet potatoes don't cook the eggs!

Just need to add the topping on it!
Look at that yummy topping!
All ready to go in the oven.

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes and that's it!

Recipe details
  • 15  people
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 50 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 5 min
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For The Sweet Potatoes:
  • 6-8 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
For The Topping:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans You can add as much or as little chopped pecans as you like!
To Make The Sweet Potatoes:
Peel and boil sweet potatoes until they are soft and tender. About 15 minutes or so.
Mash sweet potatoes with potato masher.
Add in 1 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 eggs beaten with the 1/2 cup of milk (that way the hot potatoes do not cook the eggs) 1/3 cup of better, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix well.
Pour into greased 9×13 pan.
To Make The Topping:
Mix 1 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup self rising flour, and melted 1/3 cup of butter together.
Sprinkle mixture on top of the sweet potatoes.
Top it off with chopped pecans. You can put as little or as much as you want on here!
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes and enjoy!
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