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Sweet Potato Casserole with Crunchy Pecan Topping

By Jennifer Savor the Thyme |

The day after Halloween is when I start thinking about the special recipes I want to place on our Thanksgiving Dinner Menu, and Sweet Potato Casserole is always at the top of the list.

However, this year our Thanksgiving Day meal will only consist of the four of us so instead of making an entire Casserole, I decided that I would go this route instead….

I decided to make individual Sweet Potato Casseroles. Lucky for me, I found a great recipe by Robyn of the blog Add A Pinch. I enjoy Robyn’s blog as she shares simple, easy and delicious recipes for the everyday home cook along with plenty of discussion on life in the south, traveling and homeschooling her son.

When I asked Robyn if I could share her lovely recipe, I asked her to also share a bit more about herself: “Cooking for my family is my passion! I learned to cook as a young girl at my grandmother’s and mother’s knees and since marrying have been incorporating recipes and traditions from my husband’s family as well . Family recipes are indeed an heirloom and learning to prepare them for my family is one of the greatest gifts I can share. I love to create recipes and try new things. I build off of the solid recipes I was taught as a girl and continue to explore and discover new recipes my family enjoys.”

Lucky, for us she discovered her family loves Sweet Potato Casserole and allowed Robyn to share it with us:

Sweet Potato Casserole with Sweet Pecan Topping
Yield: 12 servings | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Sweet Potato Ingredients
5 cups sweet potatoes, mashed
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs

Topping Ingredients
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup flour
1 cup chopped nuts
1 stick butter, melted

Step by Step
1. Scrub and boil 5 medium sweet potatoes until tender. Cool, peel and mash. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Pour into large casserole dish or individual dishes.

2. Mix all topping ingredients together and spread evenly over sweet potato mixture.

3. Cook for 30 minutes until topping has browned. Remove from oven and serve.

If you are crazy for Sweet Potato Casserole recipe, please try this one also.

What one side dish is always on your Thanksgiving table?

More Fall Recipes you may enjoy:
Pumpkin Seed, Cranberry & Feta Salad
Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Cookies
Roasted Pumpkin Seed Pesto

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About Jennifer Savor the Thyme


Jennifer Savor the Thyme

Jennifer Leal is a stay-at-home mom with two children, ages 5 and 7. Her blog Savor the Thyme, along with her recipes at Babble, focus on family-friendly healthy food and lifestyle.

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0 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Casserole with Crunchy Pecan Topping

  1. Amber @ says:

    This looks delicious! I was just looking for a new sweet potato recipe after a conversation with my mom this morning. Win.

  2. Robyn says:

    Thanks so much for including my sweet potato casserole recipe! It’s a favorite on our Thanksgiving table.

  3. Wenderly says:

    You had me at sweet potatoes. yum.

  4. marla {family fresh cooking} says:

    Love everything sweet potato over here. For breakfast, sides and dessert!

  5. Nancy-The Sensitive Pantry says:

    Mmmm. Sweet potatoes and pecans. It’s a winning combo.

  6. Cookin' Canuck says:

    Wonderful recipe, Robyn and Jennifer, and a lovely story to go along with it.

    1. Jennifer Savor the Thyme says:

      Thank You Brooke – Robyn is so talented

  7. iheartrhody says:

    Looks awesome! I love the individual serving idea, though it does make for more dishes. Love the pairing of sweet potato and pecan.

  8. bridget {bake at 350} says:


  9. naomi says:

    Next to the dressing, sweet potatoes is one of my favorite side dishes.

  10. Tickled Red says:

    You can’t go wrong with Sweet Potato Casserole during the holidays :) Great choice!!

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