Sweet Potatoes With Pecan Crumb Topping

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My fave way to make sweet potatoes. Always requested to bring for Turkey day meals. The topping puts these above the rest!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place potatoes in boiling water and simmer for 20 min, or until tender; drain and cool slightly.
  3. Place potatoes in a large bowl; add half and half, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp salt and vanilla and beat at medium speed until smooth (or mash with potato masher to desired consistancy).
  4. Add eggs and mix well; scrape into a 13 x 9 dish coated with cooking spray.
  5. For topping: sprinkle marshmallows over top.
  6. Combine flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 tsp salt in medium bowl.
  7. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal; stir in pecans and sprinkle over potatoes.
  8. Bake for 30-40 min, or until golden brown.
Most Helpful

When I made this recipe for Thanksgiving, I forgot the half and half, but it was still a delicious dish that received several compliments. This is definitely a five-star recipe, if it still tastes great without a key ingredient. The unintentional lower fat content was a plus! Thank you for sharing!

rochsann December 20, 2011

These were the best sweet potatoes I've ever had! I used about 5 large s. potatoes and doubled the topping. The combo of melted marshmallows hidden underneath a crunchy topping was truly memorable. Thanks Momma, for posting this "to die for" recipe Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado December 25, 2007

This was by far the best recipe for sweet potatoes I have ever made. My husband does not like sweet potatoes, but he ate two servings of this and love it!! Plus, very easy to make, and I did not have to make any adjustments to the recipe.

bbdoll5450 December 10, 2007