Streusel Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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"When I was visiting my husband's family in North Carolina, I sampled this wonderful Southern specialty," recounts Marilyn Hallman of Mt. Prospect, Illinois. A sugary pecan topping sweetened the comforting creation spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 740 calories, 32g fat (13g saturated fat), 156mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 107g carbohydrate (70g sugars, 6g fiber), 10g protein


  1. In a large bow, combine the first eight ingredients. Spoon into a greased 3-cup baking dish. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over potato mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer inserted near the center reads 160°. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Streusel Sweet Potatoes in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p53

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2016

"WONDERFUL!!! I try every one of these i can find..and this one is one of the best!!"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"I first tried this recipe when in appeared in Quick Cooking and it has been in our family Thanksgiving dinner each year since. I just multiply the ingredients to make 6 servings. No need to alter any ingredients with this. Absolutely wonderful!"

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2009

"I didn't have any sweet potatoes on hand and was impatient to try this so I used my frozen banana squash instead. It was great, can't wait to try it with sweet potatoes or yams."

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