I have used this recipe in my family for 15 years now and they love it! Enjoy!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mash sweet potatoes. Stir in sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, eggs, vanilla and milk until smooth. Pour into 9x13 inch baking dish and spread evenly. In a separate bowl, combine 1/3 cup melted butter, brown sugar and flour. Stir in pecans. Spread topping evenly over potatoes.

  • Bake in preheated oven 25 minutes, until top is golden and potatoes are hot and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

432.9 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 60.3g 20% DV; fat 20.5g 32% DV; cholesterol 65.4mg 22% DV; sodium 170.1mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
Very good sweet potatoes. I used two 29oz cans of yams just drained them and mashed with the other ingredients. I made this dish the day before and refrigerated it put the topping mixture in a ziploc bag and sprinkled over top just before baking. I did cook an additional 20 minute but loved the time saving of getting it all ready and popping in the oven. My kids will not eat sweet potatoes but the older members of the family thought these were the best they had ever tasted. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2016
This recipe is excellent. Personally I find it way too sweet if I put all of the sugar in. I usually put less than half of the sugar called for in this recipe. Read More
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99 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
Very good sweet potatoes. I used two 29oz cans of yams just drained them and mashed with the other ingredients. I made this dish the day before and refrigerated it put the topping mixture in a ziploc bag and sprinkled over top just before baking. I did cook an additional 20 minute but loved the time saving of getting it all ready and popping in the oven. My kids will not eat sweet potatoes but the older members of the family thought these were the best they had ever tasted. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2003
My mother-in-law loved these. I made the night before and then heated the next day. Very quick and easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2005
This was amazing. The potatoes were creamy and sweet. It turned out better than I actually thought it would....my old recipe has been replaced. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2005
I really liked this recipe. I added cinnamon and allspice to it. Next time I will use all brown sugar and more spices. My family really enjoyed it. They thought it was going to be for desert so when they found out it was a sidedish they were excited that they got to eat it with their dinner. I served it with baked pork chops 1 from this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2019
this is the best Sweet Potato Casserole ever. Been making this for a few years now. I've taken this to work pot lucks and family dinners. I always take a few copies of the recipe with me because I'm always asked for it. One thing I've added over the years is a bit of cinnamon and half and half or heavy cream instead of the milk. It just makes it richer. Oh and it's great cold too if you're lucky enough to have left overs?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2005
Outstanding on the first try!! My only change was using fresh sweet potatoes. For the new cooks I wrapped 6 medium ones in foil and baked them for one hour at 350 degrees. Then I spooned them out and mashed them. Proceed with remaining recipe. My husband who doesn't eat veggies thought it was great!! Tastes like a souffle. Very fancy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2005
Very Very good recipe. I added a little clove 1/4 t. and cinnamon 1/4 t. Loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2011
Wow! Is all I can say! I followed the directions as stated but also added some cinnamon and this was awesome! It is the new staple for my Thanksgiving meal!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2006
I have never bought canned potatoes but I tried this and was so pleasantly surprise. This was excellent! Lot s of taste for little effort and that's always a great thing for a busy cook. I won't take the easy way out if the taste isn't there and this delivers in a big way I love that it taste good no matter what temperature it is. Thanks for a winning recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2016
This recipe is excellent. Personally I find it way too sweet if I put all of the sugar in. I usually put less than half of the sugar called for in this recipe. Read More
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