Classic Sweet Potato Casserole


Nothing says classic comfort like Sweet Potato Casserole! This recipe is easy to whip together before a dinner party and is one of our all-time favorites. Typically known for its Thanksgiving appearance, the Sweet Potato Casserole is versatile and can perfectly accompany any weeknight meal with the family. Enjoy with a maple-roasted chicken or turkey, some greens, and voila! But really, how could anyone resist those delicious, toasted marshmallows?

Recipe and photo by Fabulessly Frugal 


  • 4 cups sweet potato, cubed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Put sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Cook over medium high heat until tender; drain and mash.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Transfer to a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle with mini marshmallows.
  4. In medium bowl, mix the brown sugar and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle the mixture over the marshmallows.
  5. Bake 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly brown.

Number of servings (yield): 6-8

Please note this recipe has not be tested by NC Sweet Potato Commission.