Sweet Potato Souffle with Pecans

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.


16 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
My grandmother makes this sweet potato souffle recipe every Thanksgiving. It's just so full of love and memories (and pecans!) that it needs to be shared. —Natalie Gray, Moreland, Georgia
Sweet Potato Souffle with Pecans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 (14 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine eggs, butter, corn syrup and sugar in large bowl until creamy. Add mashed potatoes and milk. Spoon mixture into a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
    Combine brown sugar, flour, butter and pecans. Sprinkle evenly on top of sweet potato mixture. Bake until puffy and golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Sweet Potato Souffle Tips

What is the difference between sweet potato casserole and souffle?

There isn't a huge difference between sweet potato casserole and souffle! Both are sweet and the perfect side for a Southern Thanksgiving meal. However, one of the main differences between sweet potato casserole and sweet potato souffle is the texture. Sweet potato souffles are traditionally smoother in texture compared to sweet potato casseroles.

Can you freeze sweet potato souffle?

We don't typically recommend freezing dairy-based casseroles and dishes. (Since this dish is so tasty, you shouldn't have to worry about freezing it anyway!) Find more tips on how to freeze a casserole the right way.

How do you thicken sweet potato souffle?

To thicken sweet potato souffle, you can stir in more mashed sweet potatoes or another egg. Or try mixing in a different thickening agent, like flour.

What is the difference between a sweet potato and a yam?

The main difference between sweet potatoes and yams is which plant family they are part of. Sweet potatoes are related to the morning glory botanical family and yams are related to lilies, palms and grasses. Another key difference? Sweet potatoes have thin, smooth skin and orange flesh. Yams have rough skin with white or purple flesh.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 406 calories, 23g fat (12g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.