Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe - This Sweet Potato Casserole with pecans is my absolute FAVORITE side dish at Thanksgiving or anytime really! It features features buttery mashed sweet potatoes and a crumbly brown sugar and pecan topping. It is perfectly sweet with a delicious crumb topping!
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Sweet Potato Casserole

This Sweet Potato Casserole with pecans is my absolute FAVORITE side dish at Thanksgiving or anytime really! It features features buttery mashed sweet potatoes and a crumbly brown sugar and pecan topping. 
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 297kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • 4-6 whole large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the topping

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Wash and bake potatoes at 375° until fork tender, about 30-40 minutes.
  • Peel sweet potatoes and place into a large mixing bowl.
  • Mash potatoes slightly with a masher or fork just to get them started.
  • Add sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla, and salt o mixing bowl with sweet potatoes, and beat together to combine.
  • Spread sweet potato mixture into a 9"x13" baking dish. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add brown sugar and flour for topping. Whisk together. Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender. Stir in chopped pecans. Sprinkle on top of sweet potato mixture in baking dish.
  • Bake pie at 400° for about 30 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Remove pie from oven.

Notes

1.  Make Ahead: You can absolutely make this casserole ahead. Just follow this recipe start to finish. Let the casserole cool off. Then cover and refrigerate until ready to use, up to 4-7 days. When you're ready to use it, pop it back in the oven at 375 for about 20 minutes, or until heated through.
2. Freezer Directions: Follow the above recipe from start to finish. Allow casserole to cool. Cover and place in the freezer. This dish can be kept in the freezer for up to a month. When you're ready to use it, place it in the oven at 375 for an additional 30-40, or until heated through.
3. Gluten Free Options: To make this recipe gluten free, simply sub the all-purpose flour for a gluten free option, like almond flour or cup-for-cup gluten free flour.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 6400IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1.1mg