Southern Sweet Potato Casserole



3 cups sweet potatoes

1⁄2 cup sugar

1⁄2 cup butter, softened

2 eggs, whisked

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1⁄3 cup milk (or heavy cream for a richer flavor)

Topping Ingredients:

1⁄3 cup melted butter

1 cup light brown sugar

1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup coarsely chopped pecans


Start by boiling your sweet potatoes until they are soft. Drain and mash them in a large mixing bowl.

Blend in sugar, butter, whisked eggs, vanilla, and milk (or heavy cream) until the mixture is smooth.

Transfer the sweet potato mixture to a 13×9 inch baking dish, spreading it evenly.

Prepare the Topping: melt butter and combine it with brown sugar, flour, and chopped pecans. This mixture should resemble a crumbly texture.

Evenly sprinkle the Topping over the sweet potato layer.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes, or until the top is golden and bubbly.

Serve this casserole as a delightful side dish that might just steal the limelight. It's a testament to how classic recipes can be elevated with just a few tweaks. Enjoy every bite!