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Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 246232
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."

susaneagan User ID: 7752294 239723
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!"

momuv6 User ID: 7513958 68606
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

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

geezers2 User ID: 7508116 208979
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"

dreamahay User ID: 6796480 152239
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"so yummy I will make this every holiday!"

paulsen1950 User ID: 6968761 166388
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"Was easy to make and got lots of compliments."

sammariekerkes User ID: 5616561 97743
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"Love, love, LOVE this recipe! we made it last year and I was so excited to see it again."

hb_brat User ID: 4280612 96274
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"I made this for a family Christmas party and it was a great success. It is so delicious even with the canned sweet potatos."

lj211 User ID: 4045620 168118
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"Thanksgiving day hit! Everyone asking me to bring it for Christmas dinner also."

talleysd User ID: 4514253 166386
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"I made this recipe for an office party. It went over wonderfully."

jenny73 User ID: 1172134 168116
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"I made this for Thanksgiving dinner and the enire dish was gone by the end of the day. My family really enjoyed it. I will make this dish again."

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