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Best Sweet Potato Casserole Ever! This is one side dish I would always want to dig into on Thanksgiving day! I absolutely love how this casserole turns out. It is so creamy and rich, you would want every single bite to last forever!

A sweet potato casserole topped with crunchy pecans.

If you have never made this before, I urge you to try it asap! Read below to see how simple it is to make. You would never want to get a store bough casserole again!!

A sweet potato casserole topped with crunchy pecans.
Creamy, warm and absolutely DELICIOUS!!

My mom always made this for us growing up and she still makes for us if we are visiting for Thanksgiving! I love it even more since it reminds me of her and she actually taught me how to make it. Anything that connects me to my mom is special, so this casserole is extra special!

Although this sweet dish is usually enjoyed on Thanksgiving day, I wouldn’t mind having it any time all year round.

A sweet potato casserole topped with crunchy pecans.

You can healthy-fy this recipe by using honey instead of sugar, regular milk to replace heavy whipping cream, coconut oil to replace butter, and coconut brown sugar to replace the brown sugar!

It is worth the swap if you intend of enjoying this over the stop best sweet potato casserole ever, more than just once a year and keep your waistline in check 😉

A slice of Sweet Potato Casserole with a scoop of delicious icecream.

The list of ingredients

  • sweet potatoes
  • sugar or honey
  • heavy cream
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • butter
  • cinnamon
  • light brown sugar
  • all purpose flour
  • Pecans, whole or crushed

Best Sweet Potato Casserole

The steps to prepare this delicious casserole

This is a very simple casserole to prepare! Easier than it looks and tastes! You have to first bake the sweet potatoes, then peel off the skin.

Mash the sweet potatoes and add the ingredients to it like the milk or heavy cream, sugar, cinnamon, eggs, vanilla and salt. That’s the first part! Simple right?

The next step and it is the last, is to combine the top layer which consists of brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter! Then you bake and enjoy! That is it!!

A delicious slice of the Best Sweet Potato Casserole Ever.
Crispy sweet butter top layer covering a warm, creamy cinnamon sweet potatoes!

Making ahead of time

This sweet potato casserole is not just delicious and easy to make! This recipe gets the BEST rating because you can conveniently make it a day before, cover with a foil and place it in the fridge!

That moves so much out of your way. The next day you remove the foil and pop it in the oven!

A sweet potato casserole topped with crunchy pecans.

5 from 3 votes

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

By: Lama
Simple, easy and most delicious recipe you will need! Creamy sweet potato casserole is an all time favorite. Topped with a layer of brown sugar, butter and toasted pecans! So creamy, it is a must try!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 8 people


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup sugar or honey, I use honey
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt



  • Preheat oven to 450F. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, bake for 45-60 minutes or until fully cooked and fork tender. Allow to cool the peel the skin off.
  • Peel the skin off then place the sweet potato flesh in a large bowl and mash well.
  • Mix the heavy cream, sugar or honey, eggs, cinnamon, salt and vanilla in with the sweet potato until well combined. Place in a baking dish (14.5x 11 x 2) or a smaller baking dish for a thicker casserole. Note: Mixture does not need to be smooth, some lumps are ok.
  • In a small bowl mix the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon, then mix in the melted butter and sprinkle the mixture all over the sweet potato. Garnish with whole or chopped pecans.
  • Bake at 350F until golden brown , for 35-40 minutes.
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  1. 5 stars
    Very easy recipe and delicious, i used honey instead of the sugar in the mix and it made it taste so good .
    Thank you for sharing

    1. So happy to hear you enjoyed it as much as we do! Agreed, I also use honey with the sweet potato and it is phenomenal.

  2. 5 stars
    I had some friends for dinner tonight and took a chance and made this untried recipe. It was the star dish! Everyone insisted on taking the recipe home. I added some nutmeg and it was absolutely wonderful! I will be making it often. Thank you Lama for sharing this gem!

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks for this irresistable recipe – I love sweet potatoes and this recipe made me them more. I just have a question, does it keep well if i prepare it the night before?