The Best Sweet Potato Casserole

The Best Sweet Potato Casserole

This Sweet Potato Casserole is creamy and topped with a brown sugar pecan crust, just like at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

sweet potato casserole

One of our family favorites, sweet potato casserole, is often served at Thanksgiving dinner— and is as important as the ham and cornbread dressing. The secret is baking the sweet potatoes; that way, they retain more flavor.

The sweet potatoes are mashed with butter, brown and white sugar, milk, eggs, and spices. Then the mixture is topped with a crunchy pecan crust and marshmallows for the perfect blend of flavors and textures.


If you have to pick sides, I’d suggest this Sweet Potato Casserole! It’s a great compliment to the traditional Thanksgiving turkey or ham and can be served at room temperature. The brown sugar pecan topping gives this dish an added touch of elegance. I’m bringing it to my family gathering this year and can just see the smiles on everyone’s faces when the smell hits the air.

Let me know what your favorite Thanksgiving side is in the comments! Be Well-Omniley

Are you a fan of sweet potatoes? Check out my CLASSIC SWEET POTATO PIE RECIPE!

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Sweet Potato Casserole


Classic Sweet Potato Casserole with marshmallows and toasty pecans throughout is a traditional side at our family Thanksgiving table.



34 medium sweet potatoes, baked

1/4 c condensed milk

1/4 c evaporated milk

1 c white sugar

1/4 c brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp cardamom


1/2 c brown sugar, packed

1 c pecans, chopped

1 c marshmallows


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a baking dish.

Peel baked potatoes and place in mixer.

Mix together the sweet potato, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, spices, and eggs.

Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish.

For the topping: Combine the flour, brown sugar, and butter in a medium bowl until moist and the mixture clumps together. Stir in the pecans and marshmallows.  Spread the mixture over the top of the sweet potatoes in an even layer. Bake until mostly set in the center and golden on top, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve hot.


You can boil the sweet potatoes also; baking preserves more flavor.


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