Sweet Potato Casserole - Southern Style

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 45 mins

I absolutely love this dish. I got the recipe from my mom, but have added a couple of things to it. It is usually something that our family makes for the holidays, but we love it so much that I make it throughout the year.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil or microwave potatoes until tender. Wait for them to cool enough so, that you can peel them. The peeling should slide right off.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Mash the potatoes.
  4. Combine all the ingredients for the base.
  5. Add them to the mashed potatoes and stir well.
  6. After mixed, place in a casserole dish. I usually use an 8 x 14 rectangle. Depending on how little or how much you are making.
  7. Combine ingredients for topping. Except marshmallows, if using them. The mixture should be kind of crumbly.
  8. Spread evenly on top.
  9. Place in oven and cook for 35 to 40 minutes.
  10. When done spread marshmallows on top and put back in the oven for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
Most Helpful

I make this recipe at Thanksgiving, and each year it gets rave reviews! I typically skip the marshmallows & almond extract, and substitute agave nectar for the sugar in the potatoes. Thanks for posting!

Miss_Elaine December 21, 2010

WONDERFUL flavor! I cut the recipe in half since there are only two of us. I used brown sugar instead of white. This is the way we always have our sweet potato casserole in the South! Very, Very tasty and good for a potluck dinner. Prepared as a participant in the Southern, Cajun, Creole Tag September 2009 Event in the Cooking Photo Forum.

Seasoned Cook September 03, 2009