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Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans

Author Melissa Au


  • 6-8 sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • For the streusel:
  • 5 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pecans


  • Peel and cube the sweet potatoes and place in a large pot with water.
  • Boil over high heat, then reduce. Boil until the sweet potatoes spear easily with a fork.
  • Drain the sweet potatoes then place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the eggs, butter, milk, sugars, vanilla, salt and cinnamon and mash or blend with a mixer until completely smooth.
  • Pour the sweet potato mixture into a casserole dish.
  • In a separate, small bowl, combine the butter, sugar, flour and salt. Crumble the mixture over the sweet potato puree, then top with the pecans.
  • Bake until the streusel topping is golden brown, about 30 minutes.