Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Southern Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping


Nothing says Thanksgiving or Christmas like our family’s favorite sweet potato casserole. It is sooooo yummy and with a praline topping it should almost be classified as desert.  This recipe made it’s way to Canada from Alabama years ago, and it’s been a staple at most of our holiday meals since then. This is a pretty popular recipe down South but not very common in Canada.  It’s always a hit a potluck parties and the recipe was actually pinned to the information wall at our office! (That was clearly before Pinterest even existed.)

It has a few steps but it’s totally worth it. Lately, I’ve been making the entire recipe ahead of time and refrigerating overnight. I just pop it in the oven 30 to 45 before dinner is served. FYI- I always double the topping. Because pecans and sugar and all that good stuff.


Sweet potato casserole unbaked

Southern Sweet Potato Casserole With Praline Topping

Southern Sweet Potato Casserole With Praline Topping


  • 6-8 Sweet potatoes, baked until soft (approximately 1 1/2 hours)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup of white sugar (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons of soft butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup of milk or soy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/3 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of softened butter
  • 1/2-1 cup of pecans, chopped or halves


  1. Bake pototoes, cool, and peel into a large bowl.
  2. Add sugar, milk, salt, vanilla, and beaten eggs.
  3. Mix with hand blender until smooth.
  4. Pour into one large casserole dish or two smaller ones.
  5. Mix flour and sugar together and add in butter. Using a pastry mixer, two knives, or your hands, mix the butter until topping is crumbly. Add in pecans and spread on top of sweet potatoes.
  6. Cover with foil.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees until topping has melted, approximately 30-40 minutes.
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Be prepared to hand out the recipe. Because, hands down, the best way to eat a vegetable is when it’s under a praline coating. I heart you, hidden vegetables.


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