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easy ruth’s chris sweet potato casserole

Recipe by
Jamie Tarence
Birmingham, AL

Who wants to be making a casserole on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day? #notme:-) Be a savvy hostess with this easy, make-ahead Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole. It's the perfect holiday side dish, fabulously delicious, and it can be prepared a day in advance, leaving minimal work (and more time to relax with family and friends) on the big day. For more great recipes, please visit xoxo~Jamie

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy ruth’s chris sweet potato casserole

  • CRUST:
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts (pecans preferred)
  • 1/3 stick
    butter, melted
  • 3 c
    mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2
    eggs, well beaten
  • 1 stick
    butter, melted

How To Make easy ruth’s chris sweet potato casserole

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a medium-size casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  • 2
    Combine brown sugar, flour, nuts and butter in mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • 3
    Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter in a large mixing bowl in the order listed. Beat thoroughly with a hand mixer to increase the fluffiness of the sweet potato mixture.
  • 4
    Pour mixture into buttered baking dish.
  • 5
    Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. (At this point, dish can be covered and refrigerated.)
  • 6
    Sprinkle the surface of the sweet potato mixture evenly with the crust mixture and return to oven for 10 minutes. Allow to set at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • 7
    The brown sugar and pecan crust should be slightly browned and crunchy.
  • 8
    Two options for make-ahead: • Prep potatoes; spread in dish. Make topping; put in ziploc. Meal day~add topping and bake fully. • Prep potatoes; spread in dish. Make topping; reserve for next day. Bake potatoes. Meal day~add topping to potatoes and simply bake until heated through.
  • 9
    Time Saving Tip: Ready to steam whole sweet potatoes can be found in the produce section of most grocery stores. They take 8-10 minutes in the microwave~so quick and easy! You just pierce the package and microwave.