Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a wonderful alternative to the typical marshmallow sweet potato casserole. I made it for Thanksgiving and my husband, who hates sweet potato casserole, couldn't get enough. I wanted to have more instead of pumpkin pie. A much more natural flavor than the kind with marshmallows (which I also like).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together mashed sweet potatoes, salt, 1/4 cup butter, eggs, vanilla, ground cinnamon, sugar, and cream.
  4. Pour into baking dish.
  5. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter, flour, brown sugar, and chopped pecans.
  6. Mix together with a pastry blender or fingers until course.
  7. Sprinkle over potatoes.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was sooooo good, and easy too. I used a large can of yams. I drained and mashed them and then followed the recipe exactly. I did end up only using half of the topping and it was just right. I made this at Thanksgiving and then my family requested it for Christmas too. This recipe is here to stay! Thanks.

5 5

Wow! Great dish, easy to make, an excellent variation on a family favorite.

4 5

This was very nice. I really liked the pecans on top, but I thought the cinnamon and vanilla made it taste a little like pumpkin pie. An easy-to-make and nice addition to a festive meal!