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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johnsanne User ID: 8351873 260141
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2017

"Have tried many sweet potato recipes and this one is not too sweet, just right. My family liked it Alot"

Puckmm68 User ID: 6902953 257578
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2016

"Tried this instead of my usual sweet potatoes this Thanksgiving . The group really liked them . I think the vanilla really another layer of flavor that every one liked .

I will be making this recipe many times in the future ."

Sfcollins User ID: 7951672 257314
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2016

"I wanted to try a more simple recipe for Thanksgiving, without the marshmallows. I agree this is a great recipe and a keeper. Everyone loved it"

jdogg22 User ID: 8421733 257292
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2016

"Wow...this was excellent! This recipe is a keeper! Thank you Sandi for sharing this with us :) Some of my family members do not care for sweet potatoes and they tried these and loved them!"

linda User ID: 1502797 257279
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2016

"I f"

gussymo User ID: 2019388 257251
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2016

"Very good! I only used 3/4 c. of sugar though, as that seemed sweet enough."

heyjewelie User ID: 8572718 256893
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2016

"I'v been making this a few years now & it is now officially been added as a family tradition. The first year, my cousin was helping putting away leftovers & hid it in the back so no one else would take any home & there would be more for her! It really is that good too!"

abileneblueboy User ID: 99965 256877
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2016

"I've been making these for years! Family members request these every holiday. It's a "must have" at our table for sure! I clipped from Taste of Home many years ago! Everyone will be very happy you made them!"

mom4life User ID: 931554 256873
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2016

"This dish is a Thanksgiving tradition for my family. My children and husband absolutely love it! They look forward to the holiday season every year when mom will make the sweet potato dish! I make about 3 of them, one to take to in-laws, my parents, and one to have at home."

patscooking User ID: 1069729 256464
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2016

"Almost exactly like the one I make every year for Thanksgiving, except mine has a little coconut in the potatoes. Yummy and always a hit."

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