Nutty Sweet Potato Bake Recipe

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Even people who say they don't like traditional sweet potato dishes come back for more of this yummy casserole.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 6 cups cubed cooked sweet potatoes or 2 cans (40 ounces each) cut yams, drained
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 336 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add the sugar, milk and butter; mix well. Add sweet potatoes and stir gently. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  2. For topping, combine flour and sugar in a small bowl. Stir in butter and pecans. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Nutty Sweet Potato Bake in Country Woman Christmas 1996, p24

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"I made this for Thanksgiving and my family loved it. I added a tsp. of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. I also added 2/3-3/4 cup of eggnog. I'll definitely be making this again for Christmas."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"I made this one Thanksgiving, and now it is always requested. A delicious recipe, and really more like dessert."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"I have made this for a few family gatherings and it is always very popular. I use canned yams which makes it incredibly quick and easy."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"What a wonderful recipe! I had most of the ingredients in my cupboard. I substituted ground flax seed for nuts and added almond extract,vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. My daughter and I had it for brunch."

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"I am so glad to find this recipe. My Son loves it and has it for breakfast. My Daughter even likes it and she hates almost everything. Great Job"

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