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Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping

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This easy Sweet Potato Casserole is a perfect potato side dish for the holidays or any special occasion. Made easily with just a few ingredients, this side dish is also very economical. 

This casserole can also be made the day before to save you valuable time on cooking day. I know it is easy to just dump a can of yams in a pan but trust me, homemade is so easy and delicious! You will see that this recipe is quite easy!

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Hello Friends!

It’s almost time for Thanksgiving and this year I am looking forward to an intimate Thanksgiving with the family. It has been quite a year, so you can bet I am going to do my best to make this year’s celebration special.

Today I wanted to share my sweet potato casserole recipe with you. There was a time when I would use canned yams for my sweet potatoes. Heck – I was so busy those years and thankfully, I can now say I make my potatoes from scratch and it really is so easy to do. I strongly suggest you try this recipe and decide for yourself how good they are!

Why You Will Love This Recipe

This easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping is so delicious and it is very simple to make. Sweet potatoes are a lovely fall vegetable and you can enjoy them in this casserole.

You can make this casserole ahead of time, saving you some prep time if you serve it as part of a holiday meal. These will look great on a Thanksgiving table.

These cream sweet poatoes have a marshmallow topping and it is hearty and comforting! It is sure to become a family favorite.


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This easy sweet potato casserole is the perfect side dish for any fall dinner. Creamy sweet potatoes are topped with a sweet crunchy topping with a sweet pecan flavor. 


Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

This recipe just takes a few ingredients and is a great recipe for Thanksgiving Day.

Sweet Potato Casserole ingredients

List of main ingredients:

Potatoes – Make sure you use fresh sweet potatoes for this recipe. 

Marshmallows – I love a sweet potato casserole with marshmallows. You will want to use mini marshmallows with this recipe. 

Nuts – I always make this recipe with pecans, but you could use walnuts if you want.  

Sugar – You can use light or dark brown sugar.

Variations on this recipe.

If you want to omit the marshmallows, you can replace them with a sprinkling of brown sugar. 

How to  make Sweet Potato Casserole

The full easy recipe is below, but it takes a few easy steps:

  1. Cut potatoes
  2. Heat potatoes on the stove until fork tender. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Grab a potato masher once potatoes are cooked.
  4. Mash away at the sweet potato mixture.

How to make a Sweet Potato Casserole

5. Add brown sugar and eggs.
6. Mix potatoes well.
7. Pour into a casserole dish. Mix topping ingredients in a medium bowl.
8. Top with marshmallows and pecan crumble mixture before baking. 

How to make a Sweet Potato Casserole

You will love how these come out!

Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

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Easy Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Topping


5 from 28 votes

Sweet Potato Casserole

This simple sweet potato casserole is a delicious traditional sweet potato casserole for Holiday dinners. We love this every Thanksgiving!
Course Vegetable
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, dinner side, fall food, side dish, sweet potatoes, thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 318kcal


  • 3-4 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
  • ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped

Casserole Topping

  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped


  • Peel and cut sweet potatoes into cubes
  • Place cut potatoes in a large pot and cover with water
  • Bring to boil on the stovetop and cook for 10-15 or until tender
  • Drain and add to a large bowl
  • preheat oven to 375° F
  • Lightly spray a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray
  • Mash with a potato masher.
  • Add butter, brown sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla, and salt and whisk until well combined
  • Stir in pecans
  • Evenly spread mixture into prepared baking dish
  • Sprinkle with marshmallows and remaining pecans
  • Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown
  • Serve immediately


Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 648mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 24160IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg

Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping in dish


timesaving tips to streamline recipes

  • You can make this the day ahead and heat it up on the day you plan to serve.
  • For creamier potatoes, you can use a hand mixer in place of a masher.
  • Chop the nuts ahead of time so that they are ready when you are. 


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I seriously started liking sweet potatoes THIS YEAR. My kids aren't into them yet but when they see the marshmallows, they will change their minds!