Sweet Potato Casserole

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Sweet Potato Casserole is a Thanksgiving favorite, but until you’ve tasted this recipe, you haven’t experienced the ultimate version yet. With brown butter, crispy marshmallows, streusel, and pecans, this casserole offers a blend of flavors and textures that will redefine your expectations!

Sweet Potato Casserole

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 8


**For the Sweet Potato Filling:**

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter browned
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

**For the Streusel:**

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cold and cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

**For the Topping:**

  • 1 cup mini marshmallows or more to taste
  • 1 cup pecans chopped


**1. Make the Sweet Potato Mash:**

  • – Place the peeled and cubed sweet potatoes in a pot with salted water covering them by an inch.
  • – Bring the water to a boil and cook for 15 to 20 minutes until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  • – Drain the water and return the potatoes to the pot to let excess water evaporate.
  • – Mash the sweet potatoes until smooth.
  • – In a pan over medium heat, brown the butter for about 5 to 6 minutes, then transfer it to a bowl to cool.
  • – Add the brown butter to the sweet potato mash along with brown sugar, maple syrup, heavy cream, salt, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Mix until smooth.

**2. Make the Streusel:**

  • – Combine brown sugar, all-purpose flour, cubed butter, cinnamon, and salt until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

**3. Assemble and Bake:**

  • – Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • – Transfer the sweet potato filling to a casserole dish and sprinkle the streusel topping and chopped pecans over it.
  • – Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until the crumble is golden and crispy.
  • – Remove from the oven, add the marshmallows on top, and return to the oven for another 10 minutes until the marshmallows turn golden.
  • – Let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving warm!


Adjust the amount of brown sugar according to your taste preference. Start with 1/4 cup for less sweetness or use up to 1/3 cup for a sweeter dish.

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