Sweet Potatoes With Pecan Praline Streusel

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

It wouldn't be the holidays without them! This casserole side dish can be made with just a hint of sweet or decadent enough for dessert! The pecan streusel caramelizes on top to make a pecan-pie like topping. This is one of those family recipes that you may need to play with the ingredient amounts a bit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and skin potatoes, chop into large chunks.
  2. Boil potatoes until tender and mash.
  3. Stir in butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and mini marshmallows to taste.
  4. Mix in a separate bowl, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and pecans, drizzle melted butter over mixture and stir to moisten, mixture should resemble chunky crumbs.
  5. Pour potatoes mixture into casserole dish and cover with a thin layer of mini-marshmallows.
  6. Top with pecan mixture.
  7. Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes or until brown and bubbly.


Most Helpful

I made this for thanksgiving this year and it was delicious (I am eating some of the leftovers as I type and it is still good several days later...). Some of the family members like marshmallows on their sweet potatoes and some don't so I decided to make this without the marshmallows. I really don't see how they could improve upon the flavor! I misread the directions and accidently put in 1/2 c. of brown sugar in the potatoes. After I re-read the directions, I scraped out as much of the sugar in to the streusel, but I suspect there was more in there than 2 tablespoons. Loved it, this won't be just a holiday dish in my family.

Mommy2two November 27, 2007

Made this for Thanksgiving dinner. Yummy! It went really well with smoked turkey. Next time, I will not put marshmallows on the top. It just seemed like sweet overload.

snuqueen November 23, 2007

I had made this previously with canned sweet potatoes for my family. Tonight I made it with fresh sweet potatoes and served it to a group and it got absolutely rave reviews! Well worth the time of peeling & chopping. This will be our go-to sweet potato recipe from here on out!! Thank you!

TnuSami October 29, 2010

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