A bird's-eye view of a sweet potato casserole in a casserole dish with a serving spoon scooping out some sweet potato filling

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • yield Yield: 7 1x
  • category Category: Side Dish
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


This easy Sweet Potato Casserole is a classic Thanksgiving favorite! Topped with a crunchy cinnamon pecan streusel for the most epic satisfying bite. It makes the perfect side dish for any family dinner.



For the Sweet Potato Filling

  • 4 sweet potatoes, cooked and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk

For the Pecan Streusel Topping

  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon


Make the Filling

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Prick sweet potatoes, using a fork, a couple of times on all sides.
  3. Place sweet potatoes on oven rack and bake for 40 minutes. Then turn off oven and let sweet potatoes sit for an additional 30 minutes.
  4. Remove sweet potatoes from oven. Let cool.
  5. Remove skin and place the potato flesh in a large bowl.
  6. Next add melted butter, maple syrup, vanilla, egg, and almond milk. Mix together with a hand blender until potatoes are creamy and smooth.

Make the Topping & Bake

  1. In the meantime, in a small bowl add chopped pecans, brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon. Mix together until all combined.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F.
  3. Place mashed sweet potatoes in a 2 1/2 quart round corningware baker. {or in a 8×8 glass pan}
  4. Sprinkle pecan streusel over the sweet potatoes.
  5. Put casserole dish in oven uncovered for 45 minutes or until topping is browned.
  6. Serve!


Makes 6-8 servings.

  • To Store: Refrigerate leftover casserole in an airtight container once cooled (don’t leave at room temperature longer than 2 hours). It will stay good for up to 5 days.
  • To Reheat: Place large quantity of leftovers in a 350°F oven for about 15 minutes, covered. Small portions can be reheated in the microwave.
  • To Freeze: Freeze in a freezer-safe container or covered with two layers of plastic wrap for up to 4 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating.

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