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Best Sweet Potato Casserole Ever

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Sweet potato casserole is always a good idea. It is traditionally served on Thanksgiving, however, I like to serve it all year.

Thanksgiving is a special day for gathering family and friends. We love to reminisce, and we love to EAT, and sweet potato casserole is everyone’s FAVORITE!

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Best Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Best Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe



Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

What makes a delicious sweet potato casserole? Well, it is the perfect combination of sweet, fluffy, and crunchy. If your guests like sweet potato casserole, then you will need to double this recipe.

Casserole Ingredients

  • 5 Fresh Sweet Potatoes (extra large)
  • 2/3 cup butter divided
  • 1/2 granulated sugar
  • Two eggs
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • One teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Two tablespoons flour

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How to Make Sweet Potato Casserole

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

I use fresh sweet potatoes for the best sweet potato casserole. Before baking them I scrub them with a vegetable brush under running water. The potatoes need to be cooked until soften.

Fresh Sweet Potato Casserole potatoes

Fresh Sweet Potato Casserole

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Oven-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Wrap sweet potatoes in foil before baking. Place foil-wrapped potatoes on a sheet pan and bake at 350-degrees for an hour to an hour and 30 minutes.

After one hour, I check if the potatoes are soft by gently squeezing them. When they are soft they are finished cooking. Set the hot sheet pan with sweet potatoes on cooling racks to cool.

Note: I do this two days before Thanksgiving.

After the potatoes have cooled, I refrigerate then until I am ready to make the casserole.

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Once cool, I peel the potatoes and make the easy sweet potato casserole.

Grease a baking dish such as this one for the casserole.

Best Sweet Potato Casserole

Best Sweet Potato Casserole Ever

Best Sweet Potato Casserole
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Southern
Keyword: Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Casserole
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 366kcal


  • 5 Extra Large Sweet Potatoes
  • cup butter divided
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbls flour


  • Place scrubbed and foil-wrapped sweet potatoes on a cookie sheet in a 350-degree oven to bake for one to one and a half hours. After one-hour check potatoes by gently squeezing them for softness if they are soft they are finished baking. If they are not soft place pan back in the oven and bake for 30 more minutes. Remove pan of cooked sweet potatoes to cooling racks.
  • Potato Mixture:
  • Using an electric mixer cream together butter and sugar.
  • Peel the cooled potatoes and place them in the mixer bowl with the creamed butter and sugar. Mix on slow speed while slowly adding eggs, evaporated milk and vanilla extract.
  • Cream together and place in greased casserole pan. (I like to use a pretty oven-safe casserole dish - sizes vary)
  • To make the topping mix together soften (not melted) butter, brown sugar, and flour. Once they are creamed together fold in the chopped nuts.
  • Spread topping evenly on sweet potato mixture.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes. Checking that the center is 158 degrees.
  • ENJOY!


Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 13736IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg
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Saturday 8th of April 2023

Hi Very nice casserole recipe. Very easy make its. I like.


Wednesday 1st of July 2020

Oh my gosh, this is so rich and delicious! I love the crunchy topping most of all!


Thursday 21st of November 2019

Hi Kippi, This sweet potato casserole sound really good and it's the way my sister-in-law makes it too. Thanks for the visit to my blog and your sweet comment on the Corn Pudding Muffins I made. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Juile xo


Friday 29th of November 2019

Thank you so much for your visit. Happy Holiday Season, Kippi

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