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A white, oval casserole dish filled with Easy Sweet Potato Casserole and topped with Pecan Streusel topping. A orange towel is under the casserole dish and everything is sitting on a board back drop. A silver spoon is in the dish lifting some of the casserole out. A hand is just visible in the left hand corner lifting the spoon and some cinnamon sticks are placed on the left hand side of the casserole dish.

Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

Easy Sweet Potato Casserole is a sweet and creamy traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas side dish with a crunchy pecan streusel topping. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Sweet Potato Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Casserole:

  • 3 large sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Pecan Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped

Instructions

Sweet Potato Casserole:

  1. Place the peeled and diced sweet potatoes in a large stock pot and fill the pot with water, just enough to cover the sweet potatoes.

  2. Add a pinch of salt and cover the pot, turning the heat to high.

  3. Boil the sweet potatoes for 15-20 minutes or until completely tender and falling apart.

  4. Drain all water from the sweet potatoes, then add in the eggs, sugar, butter, heavy cream, vanilla and ground cinnamon.

  5. Stir all ingredients together with a spatula, beating the eggs in as you go.

  6. Use an immersion blender to blend the sweet potato mixture until completely blended and totally smooth.

  7. Spray a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and pour the sweet potato mixture into the dish.

  8. If you're making this ahead of time, cover the dish with plastic wrap and store in the fridge, adding the Pecan topping the day you bake it.

Pecan Streusel Topping:

  1. Combine all ingredients for the topping in a small mixing bowl and cut the butter into the mixture using a butter cutter or biscuit cutter.

  2. Once the butter is chopped into fine pieces, use a spatula to stir the ingredients together.

  3. Sprinkle the topping over the Sweet Potato Casserole and bake in the oven at 325F for 30 minutes or slightly longer if you've had the casserole stored in the fridge.

  4. Carefully remove from the oven and serve hot. 

Recipe Notes

2 cups of miniature marshmallows can be used for the topping if you prefer.