Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans Recipe
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Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans Recipe

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This convenient casserole calls for canned sweet potatoes, so preparation time is minimal. The nutty, brown sugar topping adds a bit of crunch. —Anita Briner, Etters, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cans (40 ounces each) sweet potatoes, drained
  • 8 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 361 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 152mg cholesterol, 326mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein


  1. In a large bowl, mash sweet potatoes. Add the eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla and salt; beat until smooth. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and pecans; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over sweet potato mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 60-70 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p111

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2016 Edited Mar. 30, 2016

"Makes an excellent dish! Not wanting the burned marshmallow version of sweet potato casserole, this recipe provided the nice crunchy texture of a cookie-like topping. Followed directions exactly but adjusted ratios for one 30oz can of potatoes. As a volunteer field editor for Taste of Home I appreciate classic recipes that are easy to prepare."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"Made this for Thanksgiving this year and absolutely loved it. I have never been a fan of my Mom's sweet potatoes with marshmallows and pecans on top (sorry Mom) but I could eat this year round. I love the topping on this casserole. Thanks for sharing!"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"Yes, it does call for 8 eggs. My family loved it. Will make again!"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"Does this recipe really call for 8 eggs? That seem like a lot. Making this soon and don't want to mess it up. Thanks"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"so yummy I will make this every holiday!"

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