Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans

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This a family tradition handed down from a former coworker, Rachel. We have it every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Big hit with the family.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


  • 6 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1-inch cubes

  • cup raisins

  • cup shredded coconut

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, melted and cooled

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • ½ cup butter, melted and cooled

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, transfer to a large bowl, and allow to cool.

  3. Mash potatoes to a smooth consistency with a fork or potato masher. Mix in raisins, coconut, sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined. Transfer potato mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  4. Mix together 1/2 cup melted butter, brown sugar, flour, and pecans in a bowl until moist and the mixture clumps together; sprinkle over potato mixture.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until topping is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
20g Fat
44g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 152mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 483mg 10%

* 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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