Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

Total: 55 mins

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 40 mins

Yield: 8 Servings

This Southern sweet potato casserole is the perfect combination of sweet potato filling and crunchy, buttery pecan topping. It’s the only sweet potato casserole you’ll need and it’s sure to be a hit with family and guests.

It’s the perfect side dish casserole for your thanksgiving or christmats dinner. But you don’t have to wait for a holiday to enjoy this casserole recipe—add it to your Sunday dinner menu or serve it any day of the week along with pork chops or fried chicken.


  • 3 cups sweet potatoes (mashed and cooled)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed, divided)
  • 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup butter (melted, divided)
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 ounces pecans (chopped, 1 cup)

Instructions :

1-Gather the ingredients.

2- Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4).

3- Butter a 2-quart casserole or baking dish

4- In a large bowl, combine the mashed sweet potatoes with 1 cup of the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, milk, and 1/2 cup of melted butter. Blend thoroughly and spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

5- In another bowl combine the remaining 1/2 cup of brown sugar, the flour, the remaining 1/4 cup of melted butter, and the chopped pecans.

6- Sprinkle the pecan topping mixture over the top of the sweet potato casserole.

7- Bake the casserole for 35 to 40 minutes, until the filling is hot and the topping has browned.

8- Serve and enjoy!