Sweet Potato Casserole

The perfect side dish for any holiday get-together! This sweet potato casserole with a pecan topping is sure to have everyone talking. Try it with Chopped Small Pecan Pieces for the perfect little crunch.


Potato Filling
4-5 large sweet potatoes
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 large eggs
¼  cup unsalted butter + extra for buttering dish
Splash of milk

Pecan Topping
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
½ cup unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Bring 2 qts water to a boil. Add pealed and cubed sweet potatoes. Cook until soft and can easily get fork through.
  3. Drain and let sweet potatoes cool, slightly.
  4. In a large bowl, combine cooked sweet potatoes, brown sugar, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, butter, and eggs. Mash together with a potato mixer until fluffy and smooth. Add to baking dish.
  5. In a medium bowl, prepare pecan topping by combining brown sugar, flour, pecans, and melted butter. Mix with a fork and top sweet potato filling.
  6. Bake in oven for about 50 minutes until crumble is lightly browned. Serve immediately.


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