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Mom's Sweet Potato Bake Recipe

Mom's Sweet Potato Bake Recipe

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. YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Mom's Sweet Potato Bake

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snowytrees
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!"

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Ilovematty
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

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

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s_pants
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

"So delicious and easy!"

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Raynebow68
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."

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Queenlalisa
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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Toupoe
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"One word GREAT"

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bessiebell
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"Wonderful recipe, love the topping."

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sedelligatti
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2014

"This was a hit at my Thanksgiving! Very easy to make. I prepped it in the morning, and threw it in the oven as soon as the turkey came out."

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pharm1640
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"This was the second year I have made this for Thanksgiving and again it was a HUGE success. The only thing I do differently is add marshmallows 15 minutes before end of baking time. Everyone loves this dish!"

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AuntTinasPotatoes
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"Yum!!! I omitted the nuts because of allergies, and it was still delicious. I baked it for about 10 minutes longer than what the recipe calls for, which made the topping crispier n the inside a little firmer. I made 1 dish, n it got gobbled up! I think I'll make 2 next time!"

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linolson@aol.com
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"This was voted the new family tradition sweet potato recipe in the middle of Thanksgiving Day dinner. I don't intend to change a thing, it's perfect as is."

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mkaskela
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"Almost like a pumpkin pie."

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Joychick0558
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"This dish has great flavor and texture. I used 1/4c brown sugar instead of the cup of granulated sugar the recipe called for. It was plenty sweet enough and the brown sugar imparts added flavor."

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nightskystar
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014 Edited Nov. 25, 2015

"excellent recipe I am asked for this every year with my twist...i use 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup pure maple syrup in the potatos. edited to add..now i can get maple sugar...so i use that instead of the syrup. so half a cup of regular sugar and half a cup of maple sugar.

Recipe is wonderful as written, also!!"

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love4goodfood
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2014

"We love this version! Even without the pecans, it is like dessert!"

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01corette
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"wonderful!! I make it at least twice a year!!"

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lahupe
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"I make this recipe every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is delicious. I only use half the sugar and it's still great."

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dukeoflilac
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"I've been making this since it was first published and it is fantastic! The most requested Thanksgiving recipe I have and requested during the year too! Never leftovers!"

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insomniaticArchaeopteryx
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"Fantastic! I'll defiantly make again!"

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evrhaze
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"We never have leftovers of this dish, so I've started adding in more sweet potatoes and keeping everything else the same. I used 5 cups this last time and it still tasted sweet and delicious, plus I got the leftovers I wanted."

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cwainwright
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"The best sweet potatoes I've made"

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taylork
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"I never made sweet potato casserole before, so I chose this one as it looked easy. It was delicious! My family now wants me to make it for every occasion I can. The recipe is perfect as it is."

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vewebber58
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2011

"This was a big hit at our Thanksgiving table. One person who has always passed up sweet potatoes decided to try it when I told him that if he liked pumpkin pie (which he does), then he'd like this. He ended up taking seconds and requested some of the leftover dish to take home!"

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dinnerisserved
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"I made this for Thanksgiving and my husband, who is not a big fan of sweet potatoes, stated that it was so good I should put it in a crust and call it dessert. He requested that I make it again, soon!"

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Jinya11
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"Everyone ate this, and had seconds! First time I ever saw guests who normally don't "go" for sweet potatoes "go" for this side dish!"

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cactuspat
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"I made this dish for Thanksgiving and used only half the sugar. It was delicious and got rave reviews. The next time I make it, however, I will eliminate the sugar altogether. I also used yams rather than sweet potatoes. My method of preparing sweet potatoes/yams is not to bake them but to peel and boil them just like for mashed potatoes."

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evrhaze
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"My family would be disappointed if this wasn't on the holiday menu. Note: When I first made this recipe, I didn't know how to cook sweet potatoes. After some research, I learned to bake them at 350 for an hour or until the insides are soft (I use a foil lined cookie sheet for easy clean up). I then half them and while still hot I scoop out the insides with a fork- instant mashed potatoes. I then put them in the fridge overnight and make the rest of the dish the next day."

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snackcake
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"i double this recipe but i do not double the sugar or the eggs and not the topping!"

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Bakinfreekster
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"This I make every year for Thanksgiving..my family loves it and my daughter who doesnt like sweet potatoes..well she love this!!!"

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snackcake
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"I have made this for several yrs and every Thanksgiving it is what everyone want me to bring. i do double the recipe cause we have a big crowd."

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jpacheco5
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"This recipe is fantastic. The only Thanksgiving side dish my son requests. I have been making it for years and probably always will."

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dmm507
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"This is my most requested dish during the holidays. Everyone loves it & asks for the recipe. You can use canned sweet potatoes (vacuum packed without liquid) if you're short on time. Not quite as good but still delicious. Highly recommend this recipe."

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Paula K.
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"I've made this recipe every Thanksgiving for several years...it is a delicious! All 4 of my grown children request this and it is the ONLY thing they request. We never have any leftover."

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trujinx
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"Would definitely make this recipe again - because I love SWEET - sweet potatoes ! A small scoop of this on your plate is plenty - because of how sweet it is.... still having leftovers today from Easter dinner yesterday !"

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jpacheco5
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"I've served many sweet potato recipes over the years and this is the family favorite by far!"

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leshrysa
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"My Family request this every year for Thanksgiving. I have made it for the last 3 years."

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jaelspike
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"Made this many times, sometimes cutting back on some of the sugar. So good."

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jamesdaddy
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2009

"Everytime I make moms sweet potato bake everyone loves it"

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Lin-Dser
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"I made this for Thanksgiving last year. It was a huge hit, and all of my family loved it. Definitely the best sweet potato dish I've ever had."

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