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Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

This Sweet Potato Casserole is a sweet potato lover's dream. An easy sweet potato casserole that is perfect for the holidays or a weeknight dinner!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, holiday side, thanksgiving side dishes, thanksgiving sides
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cut in pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg see note
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup whole milk


  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 1 1/2 to 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Bring a large dutch oven filled with ater to a boil. Add the potatoes and boil for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Drain very well.
  • Pour the potatoes into a large bowl. Mash by hand with a potato masher. Then stir in the brown sugar, butter, salt, nutmeg, and vanilla. Finally add the milk and blend with a hand mixer until smooth. Transfer to the baking dish.
  • In a bowl combine the ingredeints for the topping. Sprinkle over the potato mixture.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 5mg