My mother-in-law's amazing sweet potato casserole recipe has everyone demanding them every year. We made a few slight modifications to make it a little less sweet so my husband could have marshmallows on top.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr
1 hr 15 mins
1 9-inch dish


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Sweet Potato Layer:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Beat mashed sweet potato, white sugar, eggs, milk, 3 tablespoons melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt together in a large bowl until smooth; spread ito a 9-inch square baking dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until firmly set, about 45 minutes.

  • Mix chopped pecans, brown sugar, flour, and 1/4 cup melted butter together in a bowl until dry ingredients are evenly moistened; spread evenly over the sweet potato mixture and top with marshmallows.

  • Return dish to oven and bake until marshmallows are lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Use any type of chopped nuts, though pecan is best.

Nutrition Facts

360 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 56.5g 18% DV; fat 14.4g 22% DV; cholesterol 49.3mg 16% DV; sodium 201.9mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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  • 5 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
This tasted so good! My husband who normally doesn't comment on food said it was really good after the first bite then said it again a few bites later. When he was finished eating dinner he said he had to have one more helping because it was "calling to him". Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Everyone loved this recipe. I will be making it again!!!! Read More