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 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded 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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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 257863
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2016

"This tasted just like the sweet potato casserole I grew up with. The only difference was a change to the topping. The coconut added a different flavor than what I was used to but it was a great change."

mrsoak User ID: 1995667 257138
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2016

"I never make turkey or ham without making this recipe. All of my family requests it. My husband eats it with the entree and he also eats a portion for dessert! Delicious with Walnuts, or pecans and with or without coconut. I sometimes do half pan coconut, half pan without coconut."

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."

[email protected] 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"

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