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Best Ever Sweet Potatoes

This recipe makes the best sweet potato casserole! They've become a loved family tradition for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5
Calories 773kcal
Author Paulette Hennessy


  • Ovenproof casserole dish (casserole does get bubbly so make sure casserole sides are high enough to prevent boilovers).


  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (not yams)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 3/4 cup melted butter (no salt)
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (we like pecans)


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Combine potatoes, sugar, eggs, 1/4 cup butter, milk, and vanilla.
  • Mix well and spread the mixture in the casserole dish.
  • Combine remaining butter, flour, brown sugar, and nuts.
  • Sprinkle over sweet potato mixture and bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes.


This recipe always gets doubled when it's made at our house. If you're doubling the recipe, a 9" x 13" casserole dish works well. 


Calories: 773kcal