Favorite Sweet Potato Casserole

Hi friends! I’m going rogue today and sharing a recipe. Make that re-sharing a recipe. I guess it’s what you’d call a tradition at this point. I first shared the recipe for our family favorite Sweet Potato Casserole back in 2016. Well I’m pretty sure there a lot of new friends here, and you may have never seen it. This dish is a staple on our Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter table. Honestly, those are the only times it makes an appearance. Maybe that’s why holiday meals make you want to eat, and eat, and eat, since you only get certain dishes then.

The best part of this dish (in my opinion) is the topping. It’s a delicious combination of brown sugar, butter, coconut, and pecans. You can leave out the nuts if your family aren’t fans. For years, I really only ate the topping, but a few years ago I grew up and started eating the sweet potatoes too. HA! I’ve never been a huge sweet potato fan, but this dish has helped me to embrace them a little more.

favorite sweet potato casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole


  • 3 Cups Mashed Sweet Potatoes (I bake them until soft and then remove skin and mash)
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter
  • 1/2 t Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs Beaten


  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup AP Flour
  • 1 Cup Coconut
  • 1/3 Stick Melted Butter
  • 2/3 Cup Chopped Pecans


  • Put mashed sweet potatoes in mixer and whip for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and whip another 2-3 minutes.
  • Place in baking dish
  • Combine topping ingredients
  • Cover casserole with topping
  • Bake at 350º for 30 minutes or until browned and bubbly.

If you don’t have a sweet potato casserole recipe yet, maybe this one will fit the bill. Does your family have dishes that always appear at the holidays? I’d love for you to tell me what they are in the comments. Maybe I need to add them to our dinner table. I’m super excited to be back close enough where we can host my family for Thanksgiving again this year. When we lived in Virginia, I enjoyed hosting most of the holiday dinners the last years we were there, and I’ve really missed being able to do that.

For more details and hints about prepping ahead, check out the original post here and don’t forget pin it on Pinterest.

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  1. Andrea Nine
    November 22, 2021 / 4:03 am

    This is almost identical to my sweet potato crisp casserole I make every year. It’s like Ruth’s Chris. Love the addition of the Coconut here. I’m s ready for this weeks meal snd thankful for you!

  2. Joanne
    November 23, 2021 / 2:47 am

    I have never had sweet potato casserole until last night; up here it’s always served with the marshmallows on top and I do not like them at all. I had noticed another blogger share a recipe that used pecans and brown sugar for the topping and I thought it was a worth a try. I really liked it and I bet the coconut added in is even better!

  3. November 24, 2021 / 3:48 am

    I’ve never had this before and it sounds and looks delicious! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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