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Sweet Potato Casserole

Updated: May 27

"Traditional sweet potato casserole recipe that was on every holiday table as kid… Can't wait to dig into this mouth watering side dish!"

Sweet Potato Casserole

Servings - 16 Servings Prep Time - 15 Minutes

Cook Time - 20 Minutes


  • 2 1/2lbs Sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 3/4 cup Packed brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup Butter softened

  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup Finely chopped pecans, divided (optional)

  • 2 Cups miniature marshmallows (optional)

  • Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 375°.

Place the sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven, and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until very tender; drain.

Add sugar, butter, vanilla, salt and pepper. Mash sweet potato mixture with a potato masher.

Fold in 1/4 cup pecans. Scrape potato mixture into an even layer in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pecans; top with marshmallows.

Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until golden and marshmallows are soft and puffy.

Recipe Notes:

Crumble topping option - mix 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup pecans, chopped, 1 stick of melted butter, and 3/4 cup quick oats into a small bowl. Combine until mixture becomes crumbly. Spread across the top of the sweet potatoes and bake accordingly.

"A must have side to any Thanksgiving table!"

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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