Sweet Potato Casserole is a luscious must-make holiday side dish. It’s traditional in the South to serve it at Thanksgiving. Christmas and Easter and pairs beautifully with roasted turkey or ham. It’s topped with a buttery streusel crumb topping laced with pecans which not only adds texture but, takes it to a whole new level of deliciousness.
One thing of note, I recommend baking your own sweet potatoes for this dish. It makes them super easy to peel and less nutrients are lost. Plus, it’s a whole lot easier to do than peeling and boiling. For a time saver, you can prepare this sweet potato casserole in advance, then bake it just before serving on busy holidays.
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Sweet Potato Casserole
- 5 medium-large sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
- 4 Tbsp butter melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Streusel topping:
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter cubed
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
- Use a sharp knife to pierce the sweet potatoes 3-4 times. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until fork tender. Lower the oven temperature to 350°F.
- Allow sweet potatoes to rest until cool enough to handle. Use a spoon to remove from skin.
- Add sweet potato fliesh to a medium-size mixing bowl with the evaporated milk, brown sugar, melted butter, eggs, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Using an electric mixer, whip until smooth.
- Spray a 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Spread whipped filling evenly into dish.
- To make streusel topping: In a small mixing bowl mix together the flour, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut butter into crumbs until it resembles peas. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle on top of filling.
- Bake in 350°F oven for 45-55 minutes or until the topping is golden and sweet potatoes are set when gently shaken. Serve warm.