This classic Sweet Potato Casserole is great on your Thanksgiving table and also a perfect side dish that can be enjoyed any time of the year. It is filled with a delicious sweet potato mixture and topped with crunchy pecans and marshmallows.
This Sweet Potato Casserole is one of those classic dishes that originates in the Midwest but is enjoyed by people all over. It is SO easy to make and it is SO delicious. This dish is typically made for Thanksgiving meals, but goes great with any holiday or any-day meal. How can you go wrong with buttery, sugary sweet potatoes that are topped with crunchy pecans and gooey marshmallows? It’s a sweet potato lover’s dream come true! The prep for this recipe is minimal, cook time is short and you can easily prep it ahead of time and bake just before serving.
How do you make easy sweet potato casserole?
Boil sweet potatoes for about 20 minutes or until a fork is easily inserted into the centers.
Drain and mash and add eggs, butter, milk, pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar and mix!
Spread mixture in an even layer in a 9x13 baking dish.
Combine pecans, butter, flour and brown sugar in a medium bowl and mix well. Spread over the top of the sweet potato layer (there will be gaps!).
Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Add marshmallows in an even layer 5 minutes before time is up. ENJOY!
Can I make sweet potato casserole in advance?
Yes! That is one of the things I love about this recipe. Prep Sweet Potato Casserole up to 2 days before baking, but leave the toppings (pecans and marshmallows) off until just before you put it in the oven. This will save you 30 minutes, which is extremely valuable. Especially if you are making this casserole on a holiday!
What are some other make ahead Thanksgiving recipes?
Homemade Cranberry Sauce can also be made a day ahead. Be sure to press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the sauce before refrigerating.
Make the dessert ahead of time to save yourself a ton of time! These TOTALLY DELICIOUS Pumpkin Bars stay perfectly fresh when store in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Enjoy this yummy Sweet Potato Casserole no matter what time of year you make it!