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Brown Sugar-Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 45 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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This pecan-topped sweet potato casserole inspired by Southern sweet potato pie makes a great side dish for holiday get-togethers -- just don’t plan on any leftovers!

Janelle Shank Janelle Shank
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

1
cup pecans, roughly chopped
2
cans (29 oz each) and 1 can (15 oz) sweet potatoes or yams, drained
1
cup butter, melted
2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2
teaspoons salt
1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1
cup buttermilk (whole milk would work fine if in a pinch)
3
eggs, beaten

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Toast 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped, on foil-lined cookie sheet about 10 minutes or until you can smell them toasting. Set aside.
  • 2 Drain 2 cans (29 oz each) and 1 can (15 oz) sweet potatoes or yams. Mash in large bowl. Add 1/2 cup melted butter, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar. Mix, and add 1 cup buttermilk, stirring with spatula until well combined. Add 3 eggs, beaten; mix well.
  • 3 Spoon into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with foil. Bake 40 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, mix 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 cup packed brown sugar and toasted pecans. Sprinkle with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice; set aside.
  • 5 Remove foil after 40-minute bake time; top with brown sugar-pecan topping. Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbly and set. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Toast 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped, on foil-lined cookie sheet about 10 minutes or until you can smell them toasting. Set aside.
  • 2 Drain 2 cans (29 oz each) and 1 can (15 oz) sweet potatoes or yams. Mash in large bowl. Add 1/2 cup melted butter, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar. Mix, and add 1 cup buttermilk, stirring with spatula until well combined. Add 3 eggs, beaten; mix well.
  • 3 Spoon into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with foil. Bake 40 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, mix 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 cup packed brown sugar and toasted pecans. Sprinkle with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice; set aside.
  • 5 Remove foil after 40-minute bake time; top with brown sugar-pecan topping. Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbly and set. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

Cover and refrigerate any leftovers for up to three days.

Casserole can be cooled and frozen, tightly covered, for a month. Add 5 to 10 minutes to bake time if baking from freezer.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
815.6
% Daily Value
Total Fat
45.8g
70%
Saturated Fat
21.6g
108%
Cholesterol
176.0mg
59%
Sodium
1080.0mg
45%
Total Carbohydrate
95.2g
32%
Dietary Fiber
5.7g
23%
Sugars
50.8g
Protein
11.1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
21.70%
22%
Calcium
18.70%
19%
Iron
24.40%
24%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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