Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic


This unique sweet potato casserole is made without marshmallows. Once you make this recipe, you will never go back to the marshmallow-topped variety. The sweet potatoes can be cooked in the microwave or boiled, so use the best technique for you.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


  • 5 sweet potatoes

  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, softened, divided

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place an oven rack in the center position. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Bake sweet potatoes in the preheated oven on the center rack until a knife inserted into the centers easily glides through, about 35 minutes. Let cool enough to handle, then peel and mash in a large bowl.

  3. Add eggs, sugar, 1/4 cup butter, heavy cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt to mashed potatoes; mix well and transfer to the prepared baking dish.

  4. Combine remaining 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar, pecans, and flour in a medium bowl. Mix with a pastry blender or your fingers to the consistency of course meal. Sprinkle over sweet potato mixture.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until topping is crisp and lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

381 Calories
19g Fat
51g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 270mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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