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Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Sweet Potato Casserole

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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!"

kerrynjames User ID: 5662698 11115
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"I agree with the other reviewers... this is more of a dessert than a side dish. I'll probably make this again, but I'll halve the sugar."

Evelgirl User ID: 4230224 7835
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"This recipe was a hit last Thanksgiving so I made it again this year. Everyone loves it! I've already shared this recipe with several people."

jsdrarogers User ID: 2315777 61047
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"My children and my husband always ask for this if they see sweet potatoes on the grocery list. I am often asked to bring this to pot luck dinners too."

cappiegray User ID: 5721029 38986
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"I thought this was very good without being too sweet. Goes well with beef and with ham."

kelli_steve User ID: 1408373 38985
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"This has become a favourite in our family too. Delicious!"

babsie21 User ID: 1117329 60904
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"Family loved it at Thanksgiving - making it for Christmas too. Could tell this is going to be a favorite I'll be making for years to come@"

tammyhickman User ID: 2508752 26649
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2009

"Fantastic! Everyone loved it and requested it for Christmas dinner too!"

ringling User ID: 1252334 23271
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"I"m not a fan of sweet potato's but tried this dish for Thanksgiving and fell in love with it."

cp4610 User ID: 4587107 15241
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"This is a very tasty way to prepare sweet potatoes for a holiday meal. I felt it was a bit too sweet and would decrease some of the sugar, other than that, it is a winner and I'll make it again and again."

conway96 User ID: 2559432 37102
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"I too have been making this dish for years. We just love it, and look forward to the holidays because it means this dish will be on the table. I would suggest anyone who likes candied yams to give this a try."

joymark User ID: 4415940 23270
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"I make this every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is my daughter's favorite. She calls every year about 2 weeks before the holiday to make sure I'm making it."

CherryTree3 User ID: 3543413 11104
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2008

"Tried this casserole for Thanksgiving and loved it...will be making it for Christmas too! (If your family loves sweet things, double the topping to make it extra sweet!)"

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