Tennessee Whiskey Sweet Potato Casserole


Sweet potato casserole flavored with Tennessee whiskey, brown sugar, and topped with candied pecans. A rich and comforting take on a classic holiday dish that has been in my family for years. We've had it at Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. For best results make sure potatoes are drained of as much water as possible.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 servings


  • 3 quarts water

  • 2 ½ cups diced sweet potato

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • cup Tennessee whiskey

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water until tender, about 7 minutes; drain. Transfer potatoes to a large mixing bowl; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Add 3/4 cup brown sugar, Tennessee whiskey, 1/4 cup softened butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the potatoes; stir to incorporate. Spread mixture into a 1-quart casserole dish.

  3. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small skillet over low heat. Stir 3/4 cup brown sugar into the melted butter until incorporated. Add pecans to skillet; cook and stir until the pecans are completely coated in the butter mixture, 2 to 3 minutes. Top sweet potato mixture with the pecans.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until browned around the edges, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

585 Calories
35g Fat
61g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 585
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 554mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 376mg 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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