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Sweet potatoes baked into a delicious casserole with a sugary, pecan topping. This Southern Sweet Potato Casserole is the perfect fall and winter side dish!
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Southern Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potatoes baked into a delicious casserole with a sugary, pecan topping. This Southern Sweet Potato Casserole is the perfect fall and winter side dish!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Southern Sweet Potato Casserole
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 472kcal

Ingredients

Potatoes

  • 3.5 pounds sweet potatoes about 4 large potatoes
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted unsalted or salted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg whisked

Topping

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar light or dark brown work
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup self rising flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted unsalted or salted

Instructions

  • Cook potatoes: To use a microwave, wash and dry potatoes, then pierce each potato with a fork a few times. Place one or two potatoes on a plate and microwave on high, flipping halfway through cooking time, until potatoes are soft and easily pierced with a fork, about 5 minutes. If you prefer to bake or boil potatoes, that will also work.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove skins from potatoes. Place insides of potatoes with the rest of the potato ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until well combined. Spread into a 9x13 or another 3 to 3.5 quart casserole dish.
  • In a small bowl, stir together all of the topping ingredients until well mixed.
  • Spread topping evenly over potatoes.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 626mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 22998IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg