Easy Sweet Potato Casserole has creamy, spiced sweet potatoes topped with a pecan brown sugar streusel. It's the perfect side dish for any holiday meal!
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Sweet Potato Casserole

Easy Sweet Potato Casserole has creamy, spiced sweet potatoes topped with a pecan brown sugar streusel. It's the perfect side dish for any holiday meal!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 522kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

For the casserole:

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes cleaned
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg
  • cooking spray

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Prick the potatoes with a fork and place them on the pan.
  • Bake the potatoes until tender, 45 minutes to an hour.
  • When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them open, scoop out the insides and place the potatoes in a large bowl.
  • Add the 4 tablespoons of butter, milk, brown sugar, spices, and egg to the bowl.
  • Use a potato masher or food processor to mash or blend the potatoes until mostly smooth.
  • Grease a 9-inch square pan or 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Spread the sweet potato mixture evenly in the pan.
  • In another bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour, melted butter and pecans until crumbly. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the sweet potatoes.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until topping has lightly browned.
  • Serve immediately

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Nutrition

Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 21975IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2mg