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Sweet Potato Casserole with Streusel Topping

Whether you serve it as a side dish or dessert, this classic casserole offers the perfect balance of sugar and autumn spice.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 9 servings


  • 8" by 8" pan



  • 2-3 sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter (1/4 stick)
  • 1/3 cup milk can substitute soy or coconut milk
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg

Streusel topping

  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 cup Brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Place sweet potatoes in a pot and cover completely with water. Bring to a boil; allow to cook until potatoes are soft (10-15 minutes).
  • Place cooked potatoes in bowl along with butter; allow butter to melt, and then mix to combine ingredients.
  • Add the remainder of your casserole ingredients to the potatoes; mix thoroughly to combine. Once the potatoes have been mixed to a smooth consistency, transfer to a greased 8" by 8" baking dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • While the oven is preheating, make the streusel topping. First, mix together the melted butter and brown sugar. Then add the flour, pecans, and spices and mix thoroughly. The final texture should resemble wet sand.
  • Pour topping over the potato mixture, spreading in an even layer. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.


This casserole can be prepared ahead of time! After placing potato mixture in a greased casserole dish, cover securely and seal using plastic wrap. This can be refrigerated for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 3 months. Before cooking, thaw completely in the refrigerator (may take up to a full day). Prepare topping fresh before cooking.
To prepare for a 9" x 13" pan use the following amounts of ingredients, and double the recipe for the streusel topping. All other instructions remain the same. 
4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
¼ cup butter (half stick)
½ cup Milk (can substitute soy milk or coconut milk)
¼ cup Brown sugar
¼ cup Maple syrup
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 eggs
Keyword american, casserole, christmas, holiday, Thanksgiving