Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
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Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

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Some tasty seasonings like cinnamon and nutmeg and a crunchy corn flake and walnut topping make it easy for even kids to eat their nutritious sweet potatoes. This is a terrific Thanksgiving side dish. —Virginia Slater, West Sunbury, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 573 calories, 31g fat (16g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 391mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 375° In a large bowl, combine first eight ingredients. Spoon into a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  2. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over potatoes. Bake 5-10 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole in Taste of Home October/November 1993, p48

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

"Made these for Thanksgiving yesterday. My 11 month old granddaughter could NOT get enough. Even the guest that are not sweet potato lovers enjoyed this. I didn't have cornflakes but it still turned out great."

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"This was too sweet for me, but still very good. Next time I will cut the amount of sugar in half (at least) for the potato part and eliminate it altogether from the corn flake topping."

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"We have been trying new sweet potato recipes for the last few Thanksgivings, and we've finally found the right one! The potatoes are rich and just sweet enough, and the topping is the best I've ever tried!"

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"My family loves this recipe. I actually make 2 versions of this every year for our Thanksgiving feast. I make one that is diabetic friendly leaving out the sugars and stirring in about a 1/2 cup of sour cream to the potatoes and leaving out the sugar on the topping. I also make a "regular" one but omit the white sugar and only use the quantity of brown sugar. It has always been sweet enough for my crew. I also make this occasionally throughout the year for something different to jazz up dinner."

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"We love this recipe! I use pecans instead of walnuts for the cornflake "crunch" . I make this as a side for Thanksgiving, but why limit to once a year??!!"

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