Sweet Potato Casserole

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Filling:

In a large bowl combine all the filling ingredients. Transfer to a buttered 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.

Topping:

In a medium bowl combine the brown sugar, flour, and butter until moist and the mixture clumps together. Stir in the pecans and spread over the top of the sweet potatoes in an even layer. Bake until the top is golden, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve hot.

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Best sweet potato casserole ever!!!! I make this every Thanksgiving Holiday and it's always a hit. Thank you for another wonderful recipe!! It's a keeper!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was simple to make and I also added a teaspoon ground cinnamon a pinch of nutmeg and tablespoon of real vanilla. My family ABSULOTELY loved it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a pretty good recipe, but I made the following amendments and it puts it over the top! Everyone loves it and requests me to make it for special occasions. I OMIT the egg. I ADD fresh grated nutmeg (about a tsp), cinnamon (about half tsp), and salt to taste to the mix. I'm surprised the recipe doesn't mention salt as it adds balance to the flavor. It is a little sweet so I use extra sweet potato (about half cup) or reduce sugar to 3/4 cup for the mix. TRY IT! Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sweet-potato-casserole-recipe.html?oc=linkback item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excited to hear rave reviews for this dish since it was different than my now retired recipe. "Best ever!" "Better than how it used to be!" "Don't go back!" With reviews like that I had to give this recipe 5 stars! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Has anyone tried making this ahead of time and freezing it? Did you bake it first, or freeze it unbaked? Best casserole ever with a slight reduction in the amount of sugar :) Thanks for any replys I get. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this thrice and a hit every time. Neighbors friends family all love this. Its my goto recipe for a sweet potato dessert item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was easy to make and delicious....I will make it again and again.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with the other reviews I made it for the first time this year it was great but again a little to sweet. Next time I will reduce the sugar or elimanate it. Yum... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow. This turned out great. I would say the recipe is very forgiving for modifications. I reduced the sugar by almost 2/3. The topping is very sweet and by roasting the sweet potatoes instead of boiling them, they caramelize and do NOT need that much sugar. I added pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, maple-flavored bourbon and doubled the vanilla extract. It tasted perfect. For the topping, I did make a bit extra and reduced the flour a bit. I used chopped pecans in the crumble mix and then placed whole pecans on top, decoratively. Put your baking dish on a cookie sheet, as it tends to bubble over the top. Yum. Will be making this every year! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is always my favorite dish at Thanksgiving! Tastes more like a pie than a side dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I brought this to a pot luck dinner and everyone loved it. Will definitely make it again and again. It was very easy to make. The only issue I had is that it was a bit to sweet for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my family's Christmas celebration dinner and they absolutely loved it! My in-laws especially couldn't get enough of it! Best of all, it was a very simple recipe. I did have to add an extra sweet potato to an otherwise runny mixture, but other than that, this is definitely a keeper! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried different sweet potato casseroles over the years, but my search is done! This is by far the best! It will be a family tradition/staple at holiday celebrations for years to come. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely outstanding! I was searching for a new sweet potato recipe and thought I would try this since all the reviews were so great. It was even better than I expected. You may want to adjust the sugar if you like it a little less sweet. However, we agreed that it will now be a holiday staple on our table...and maybe even a few times inbetween! Thanks Henderson family! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved it. The topping is like candy. Yum. I might cut back on some of the sugar next time like a viewer stated they had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tastes fantastic and very easy to make - I made it for the first time last Thanksgiving and will be serving it again today! I did follow other reviewers' suggestions and cut the sugar to 1/2 cup, but added about a cup or so more mashed sweet potatoes than it calls for, and that also helped cut back on the sweetness. I added a couple of dashes of cinnamon as well! Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my goodness! This is a wonderful recipe. I always try new recipes a week or so before Thanksgiving or Christmas, to make sure all will be tasty for the "Big Meal". I have no complaints on this very good Sweet Potato Casserole. I did cut back on the butter and sugar by half. Added another 1/2 cup of pecans and marshmallows to the topping. Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this I substituted Coconut Sugar for white sugar and used the Vidalia Cranberry Pecans for the topping... Love Love Love it item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter-in-law will eat this casserole until she is sick! This one will be a regular at our family gatherings. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an excellent recipe! I used oats instead of the nuts as my son has a nut allergy. I used 1-1/3 cups and it turned out great! Will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I completely agree with Tyler, Texas! I made it for thanksgiving and everyone loved it as much as me so I made it again for Christmas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These is truly the BEST Sweet Potato Casserole I have ever had! Everyone loved it. I made it for Thanksgiving this year and now again for Christmas! I made it exactly as the recipe says and will again. No marshmallows.... but that is just my taste!! The topping is absolutely perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I always made a family favorite recipe but after trying this recipe we will never go back! Def. reduce sugar to 1/2 cup even if you love sweet foods. Even non vegetable eaters will devour this casserole! I added a little bit of mini marshmellows to the topping for color. Umm umm good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best sweet potato casserole I've ever tasted. Like many other reviewers, I too reduced the amount of sugar - down to 1/3 c. and I wouldn't have wanted it any sweeter. Many thanks to the Henderson family for sharing this recipe. I also riced the sweet potatoes to make them nice and smooth. Before this recipe I didn't think I was much of a sweet potato casserole fan. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful recipe. I would suggest decreasing the amount of sugar though. I made mine with 8 cups of sweet potatoes and added marshmellows. I cut some sweet potatoes into bite sized pieces and the rest mashed. It turned out wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one is definetly a keeper. I too agree with other posters as far as cutting the amount of sugar. I added only half a cup and it was sweet enough. The topping was th best part! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used the suggestions made by Ummm Good Cookin'! Made the receipe for a church Thanksgiving Social...it was wonderful!!! Best dish at the party. This is Great, not too sweet as some have commented! Everyone wanted the recipe!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for a Friends Thanksgiving and it was a hit. I doubled the amount of sweet potatoes due to amount of diners we had attending. I made a few modification to the recipe: 6 large sweet potatoes, 1 cup of sugar, 2/3 cups butter, 3 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla, and 1 cup milk. I found that the potatoes were perfect in sweetness. I also added pumpkin spice to the topping. Thank you for sharing this recipe I will be making it a regular feature at our feasts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was incredible and quite a treat! We loved the flavor of the vanilla in it and the crunch of the pecans. Definitely cut the sugar in half...it still is very sweet. If you are making this for a dinner party, make sure you have a green veggie paired with it. I will make this again...great for holidays and special occasions! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This turned out great, but honestly more like a decadent dessert than the side dish with pork chops that I was aiming for. I think it's probably b/c I used canned sweet potatoes since that was all I had on-hand. But, if you're in the same boat, don't be afraid to make this...just be prepared for it being super-sweet! I'll try it again with real sweet potatoes in a few months. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe turned out great. I cut the amount of sugar in half for the mashed portion of the sweet potatoes and it still had a great flavor to it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic! If peeling the sweet potatoes, use 6 small-medium size. Also, I added a 1/2 of chopped pistachios to the topping AFTER I baked and people really enjoyed the different flavor. This is DEFINITELY a winner recipe!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My son is super picky. I made this for Thanksgiving and what left overs I had, he ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner until it was gone. He, and the rest of the family loved it. I will be making it again for Christmas! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The topping was perfect but will cut back on the sugar in the filling next time. There will definately be a next time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hit of the year! This was super easy, and delicious. A couple of tweaks - I used 4c white sweet potatoes instead of 3, and still cut back a bit on the sugar in the potatoes. I will probably back it down a bit more when I make it again - and I definitely will! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a really great dish - I added about a pound more sweet potatoes and kept the other ingredients the same to cut down on the sweetness, and it came out perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yesterday, much to my horror, I couldn't find my famous sweet potato casserole recipe. Being the morning of Thanksgiving and not wanting to go to the store, I had to find another recipe that I hoped would come close and one that called for ingredients I already had on hand. I found this one and WOW, what a hit it was! At first, it seemed there was going to be too much liquid in it but it all came together well and the topping is amazing. The one thing I changed was how the butter was added. I didn't cut it up, I melted it then added it to the flour/nuts, then mixed it all together before topping the casserole. Absolutely delicious and super easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We did like the recipe. However, I agree with others... this is really sugary. In order for me to get the "traditional" looking casserole, I did add some marshmallows to the top. Also, to give the recipe more depth than sugar, I added nutmeg and cinnamon. Overall, still a good recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very GOOD! Got rave reviews item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was very tasty! I used a little less sugar than was recommended in the potatoes because it seemed like a lot, and it was still sweet enough! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very sweet. I would use this recipe for a dessert, not a side dish. I did enjoy the taste. I added nutmeg and cinnamon to it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was AMAZING. I took it to our family's annual Fall Festival gathering and no one could believe how good it was. I was inundated with requests for the recipe and can't wait to make it again! Some tweaks: I doubled the recipe, added a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice, added mini marshmallows to the topping, and drizzled real maple syrup over top before popping in the oven. Bon Appetit!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I MADE THIS CASSEROLE EASTER SUNDAY 2010 WE ALL LOVED IT I GOT 2 THUMBS UP FROM ALL MY GUEST SO IF YOU LOVE SWEET POTATOES YOU WILL LOVE THIS DISH item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe. It was so simple and quick to put together. The finished product was absolutely to die for. This was my first time for making sweet potato casserole and it turned out delightful. My family had only ever tried Boston Market's rendition, and according to them, compared to that this recipe kicks butt. I did add my own touch to this recipe by adding marshmallows. I'm not a fan of pecans so I made a border of marshmallows and a few in the center. It was really, really, good and I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For get togethers this casserole is the bomb. I usually double it & put it in a 13x9 pyrex dish. I never have any left to return home with. I boill the potatoes till a fork comes out very easy. When they are cooled cut in half. The peeling comes right off. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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