My Granny's and Mom's Best and Different Sweet Potato Casserole

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

For as long as I can remember, this dish has been an accompaniment to the holiday meals at our house. It is my very favorite with ham, I love that sweet and salty thing. I can't guarantee I'll convert it to your favorite too, but I'm willing to give it a try! Give it a go, ok?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the milk.
  2. In a separate bowl, mash the yams with a fork.
  3. Add the yams, butter, eggs, sugar, and cinnamon to the cornstarch and milk and mix well.
  4. Pour into a 13x9 glass baking dish.
  5. Bake 20 minutes at 400°F.
  6. In the meantime, mix the topping ingredients over low heat until combined.
  7. Set aside until casserole has completed the 20 minute bake time.
  8. Then, spread the topping over casserole and bake another 15 minutes or until your topping begins to brown slightly.


Most Helpful

Lori- we must have the same tastebuds...and we are both Hoosiers! Thanks for trying some of my recipes. Just wanted to let anyone who considers this recipe for your sweet potatoes know that, even though it is a side, it is SUPPOSED to be sweet! Often, people put marshmallows on top and that makes it even sweeter. I've always made my version of this dish for the holidays using brown sugar, some marshmallows and pecans, but this year I used fresh sweet potatoes/yams and topped it with toasted coconut and it was a huge hit. You won't believe how great it is with the fresh yams. Love your recipes!

carmel housewife December 30, 2009

This is a very good recipe for what I know as sweet potato pie. It is sweet, but it should be! My DH (who doesn't have a sweet tooth) would only eat pieces with extra topping on them! Next time I might decrease the sugar a very little bit (or drain the potatoes better!) and I will definitely add pecans to the topping! This makes a nice change to chipotle mashed! Thanks!

Dwynnie October 27, 2006

I really thought that we'd like this, but it was much, much too sweet (I really didn't think that 1 1/2 cups sugar with the amount of potatoes would be that sweet - maybe the coconut/brown sugar topping put it ove the top?). Perhaps we should've thought of this as dessert, but as a side, it was, unfortunately, much too sweet for us. And even as a dessert, it would definitely be too sweet for me (my wife, on the other hand, might be all over it). I'm sorry it didn't work out for us.

Golfingaznut November 04, 2005

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