Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

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Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe budgetsavvy1

The inspiration of this recipe came from the fact I really want to try and do some “different” but flavorful side dish for Fall

The idea for the sweet potato casserole recipe came about when I was taking a Fall walk ( here in Oregon all the leaves are changing color)

This is the tree that inspired me πŸ™‚

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

I wanted to make a comforting dish that had many layers ( so I thought a perfect idea would be a sweet potato casserole) with a pecan brown sugar topping

Different flavors mixed with different textures equals a beautiful dish just like the different colored leaves creates a beautiful picture

The leaves you see in the “finished product picture” above are from this tree πŸ™‚

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Now onto the recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

I decided to use white sweet potatoes since they tend to be not overly sweet which pairs well with the brown sugar pecan topping

This dish could easily be made gluten – free by using gluten – free flour

You could make this dish in a 9×13 casserole dish but I opted for an 8×8 casserole dish – I love thicker casseroles ( am I the only one?)

My family ( who tries all my recipes) could not get enough of this. It is already slated to be on the Thanksgiving menu !!!

Here is a snapshot of my mom taking a helping πŸ˜‰ Enjoy the mess in the kitchen ( not my mom but everything around her πŸ˜‰ )

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Here is a closeup shot of the casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

If you do make this recipe I would love to see it post a picture on instagram use the #budgetsavvydiva so I can find it πŸ™‚

This dish is for 6 – 8

Sweet Potato Casserole



  • 4 cups of white sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • 2 Eggs - whisked
  • ½ Cup of Milk
  • 4 Tablespoons of Butter, Melted
  • ½ Cup of brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup of Pecan Pieces
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ⅓ Cup of Flour
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of butter - cold


  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. Cook sweet potatoes in hot water - depending on the size of the sweet potato chunks the timing will be individual
  3. Drain and Mash potatoes
  4. In a large bowl, mix: potatoes, white sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk, and vanilla
  5. Pour into casserole dish
  6. In a small bowl mix: brown sugar, flour, and butter - use your hands to mix together - should be crumbly.
  7. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the sweet potato mix
  8. Sprinkle pecans on top
  9. Bake for 30 minutes
  10. Enjoy

Recipe is adapted from HERE