Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
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Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

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I got this recipe from a friend years ago, and I've used it a lot since! So many of my friends enjoyed it that I've sent the recipe all over the country! I make it primarily for Thanksgiving, or for dinners when I'm serving ham.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 pounds (about 4 cups) sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and mashed
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 390 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, butter, eggs, milk, vanilla extract and sugar. Spread into a greased 1-1/2-qt. casserole.
  2. For topping, combine all the ingredients and sprinkle over potatoes. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Casserole in Country December/January 1991, p49

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daberdo57 User ID: 7142209 238164
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"This was great! Only difference I did was add just a sprinkle of sea salt to the mashed sweet potatoes. Then to the topping added just a small touch of maple syrup. Then topped the topping with corn flake crumbs."

sabrina894 User ID: 5392250 237958
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2015

"This is an easy, delicious recipe that I've been using for years - with the exception of coconut. It still tastes great without it."

StonedFox User ID: 8135342 215666
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014


What can I use in place of coconut?"

momof2inpa User ID: 3572256 14831
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"This has been a family holiday favorite for over 20 years. I leave out the coconut because not everyone in my family likes it. Otherwise it is delicious."

TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 15243
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

"I added some cinnamon to the casserole and left the topping off (my family prefers sweet potato casserole without a topping)."

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 201536
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"This recipe has been a favorite with my family for over 20 years! (As a matter of fact, I still use the original recipe card which I clipped from Country in 1991!) I do cut back a bit on the amount of sugar in the sweet potato mixture, since the delicious topping adds plenty of sweetness."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1348972 23346
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"Terrific Thanksgiving recipe! What a crowd pleaser!!!"

herbgiddings User ID: 3865502 37620
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"awesome recipe been making this 3 or 4 yrs now people that generally don,t eat sweet potatoes actually enjoy this for some reason"

golighthight User ID: 6987956 39196
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"Phenominal I make a sweet potato casserole every year. Not sure if this is the same recipe, but it has the same ingredients. I also use less sugar, both in and on top of this."

aiyanna User ID: 8068962 11116
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

"My whole family loves this version of sweet potato casserole. No marshmallows for us please. We don't like it supper sweet; sweet potatoes have their own natural sweetness (that's why they are "sweet" potatoes) so we generally don't add that much sugar, if any. This will definitely have a place on the Thanksgiving table!"

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