Southern Praline Sweet Potato Casserole

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Forget about having to heat up leftovers with this dish. There won't be any.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pierce potatoes several times with a fork or icepick and place on a baking pan; bake in preheated oven 1 1/4-1 1/2 hours or until potatoes are tender; set aside until cool.
  3. In a small pan, heat milk and butter until hot but not boiling; keep warm.
  4. Cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the insides into a mixing bowl and discard the skins.
  5. Mash the potatoes with whatever method you prefer (masher, ricer, food mill, etc).
  6. Stir milk into potatoes; add eggs and continue to blend until well combined; stir in brown sugar.
  7. Butter a 9 X 13 inch casserole or baking dish and spread mixture into pan; set aside while making topping.
  8. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat; stir in the brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cream.
  9. and pecans.
  10. Heat to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick, 5-7 minutes (if mixture starts to boil, reduce heat slightly to maintain a simmer).
  11. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  12. Pour topping over potatoes in dish, spreading with spatula.
  13. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until slightly crusty and set.
  14. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

i pressure cooked the sweet potatoes to get them done a little faster. Great recipe!!

Ohmslaw69 November 18, 2012

One of the best sweet potato dishs I have had. Great for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

SLove November 22, 2007

This was absolutely outstanding!! A huge hit at our Thanksgiving potluck luncheon at work. I made a few changes as follows: to filling mixture, I added 1 banana, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. I used evaporated skim milk in place of the heavy cream and margarine in place of the butter. I had to cook it longer than the recipe called for (about 45 minutes to 1 hour ) It tasted even better the next day!!! People who did not even know that I brought it were asking me if I had tried it, and begged for the recipe when I told them that it was my dish!! Thank you Sue L for this new Thanksgiving staple in our house.

heartnurse2006 November 16, 2007