Mom's Sweet Potato Bake Recipe
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Mom's Sweet Potato Bake Recipe

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Mom loves sweet potatoes and fixed them often in this creamy, comforting casserole. With its nutty topping, this side dish could almost serve as a dessert. It's a yummy treat! —Sandi Pichon, Memphis, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 3 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes (prepared without milk or butter)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 366 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a large bowl, beat the sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, milk, butter, salt and vanilla until smooth. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over potato mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Mom's Sweet Potato Bake in Taste of Home December/January 2000, p35

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"I was hesitant to change my recipe, but I went ahead and tried this one and boy, am I glad I did. These were incredible. Now I'll be making this casserole year round, rather than just for the holidays. Thanks so much for sharing your mom's delicious recipe, Sandi. Merry Christmas!"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

"5 stars though I may add another potato to make the deliciousness go further!"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

"So delicious and easy!"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"I get big-eyed begs that I bring this every thanksgiving, it's that good. I use garnets for their gorgeous color."

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2015

"I had some left over sweet potatoes that I had baked. I searched TOH and found this recipe. It was very tasty. I did add more pecans, because I love pecans. I am going to double the recipe for Thanksgiving."

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