Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans


This easy sweet potato casserole with pecans is a wonderful holiday soufflé! I got this recipe from my mother-in-law, who got the recipe from a neighbor.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


  • 4 sweet potatoes, cut into chunks

  • 1 ⅓ cups white sugar

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar

  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup margarine, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Cover sweet potatoes with water in a large pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl.

  3. Mash potatoes with white sugar, milk, eggs, salt, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Spread mixture in prepared baking dish.

  4. Mix brown sugar, pecans, and flour in another bowl. Pour margarine over pecan mixture; toss until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over potato mixture.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until pecan topping is hard, about 1 hour.


If you have leftover topping, it can be kept in the refrigerator for about a month in a sealed container. For a quick sweet potato fix, just boil yourself a sweet potato, add a little butter, brown sugar, nuts, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

436 Calories
19g Fat
64g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 436
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 389mg 8%

* 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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