The BEST Sweet Potato Casserole

The BEST Sweet Potato Casserole. Creamy sweet potatoes baked with a crunchy pecan streusel topping!

The BEST Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole was never my favorite Thanksgiving side dish until now. I prefer my Sweet Potato Casserole not too sweet and love the crunch of the streusel topping versus marshmallows. This casserole has the perfect amount of sweetness and is topped with a cinnamon pecan streusel topping.

I start by boiling the sweet potatoes then mashing them with a bit of milk, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla and butter. For the streusel I combine chopped pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour and butter. I sprinkle on the streusel topping and bake the casserole until warmed through and golden brown on top.


Enjoy this Sweet Potato Casserole as a side dish for your Thanksgiving meal. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Casserole

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Serves: 6-8
The BEST Sweet Potato Casserole. Creamy sweet potatoes baked with a crunchy pecan streusel topping!


Sweet Potato Casserole

  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes about 3 to 4 large potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs

Streusel Topping

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


Sweet Potato Casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Boil sweet potatoes until fork tender, drain and place back into pot.
  3. Add in butter, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt and eggs to the sweet potatoes. Using a masher mix until smooth and creamy.
  4. Layer the sweet potatoes into the bottom of the prepared dish.
  5. Top with the streusel and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Streusel Topping

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.


Adapted from Food Network
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