Heavenly Sweet Potato Casserole


Indulge in the rich, sweet, and savory flavors of our Heavenly Sweet Potato Casserole. This dish combines the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes with a crunchy, nutty topping, creating a perfect harmony of textures and flavors. It's an irresistible addition to any meal, especially during the holiday season.

Heavenly Sweet Potato Casserole

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Size

  • Servings: Serves 6-8 people
  • Serving Size: 1 hearty scoop


  • Sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (2 kg or 4.4 lbs)
  • Unsalted butter, melted (1/2 cup or 113g)
  • Brown sugar (1/2 cup or 100g)
  • Ground cinnamon (1 teaspoon or 2.6g)
  • Nutmeg (1/2 teaspoon or 1.2g)
  • Salt (1/2 teaspoon or 2.5g)
  • Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon or 5ml)
  • Eggs, beaten (2 large)

For the Topping

  • Chopped pecans (1 cup or 109g)
  • Brown sugar (1/2 cup or 100g)
  • All-purpose flour (1/3 cup or 42g)
  • Unsalted butter, melted (1/4 cup or 57g)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Cook Sweet Potatoes: Boil the sweet potatoes in salted water until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly.
  2. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  3. Mash and Mix: Mash the sweet potatoes in a large bowl.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, vanilla extract, and eggs.
  5. Prepare the Topping: In a separate bowl, combine pecans, 1/2 cup brown sugar, flour, and 1/4 cup melted butter.
  6. Assemble and Bake: Spread the sweet potato mixture into a baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle the pecan topping evenly over the top.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Consistency: For a smoother casserole, blend the sweet potatoes in a food processor.
  • Variations: Experiment with different nuts like walnuts or almonds for the topping.
  • Make Ahead: You can prepare this casserole a day ahead and bake before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I use canned sweet potatoes? Yes, but the flavor and texture may differ slightly from fresh.
  • How to store leftovers? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Can this be made vegan? Yes, use plant-based butter and a suitable egg substitute.