Praline Sweet Potato Casserole

Fran Miller


This is a true Southern recipe, right from the heart of Dixie. Miss Mary says she doubles the recipe for big family dinners and bakes it in a 13 x 9" baking dish. I'll post the smaller recipe that uses a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish and let you decide how much you need to make. =^..^=

Shhh... There's a Top Secret shortcut in Step 2, if you're in a rush. Then you just have to make & add the topping before baking. Remember, it's our little secret...


★★★★★ 2 votes

6-8 servings
15 Min
35 Min


  • 1/2 stick
    butter or margarine, melted
  • 3
    cooked sweet potatoes, about the size for 1 cup each (**see the top secret note in step 2.)
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

  • 1/3 stick
    butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans (& a few pecan halves for decorating, optional)

How to Make Praline Sweet Potato Casserole


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 1 1/2 qt. casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Next, add & lightly mash the sweet potatoes with the mixer beaters. Then add the sugar, beaten eggs, salt, milk, and vanilla extract and beat with the mixer until well-blended. Spoon into the prepared casserole dish.

    TOP SECRET: If you're rushed for time, buy a 32 oz. microwavable container of sweet potatoes and spoon into the casserole dish, then add the topping. We won't tell! =^..^=
  3. For the topping, in a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Then add the brown sugar, flour, & chopped pecans and mix together with a fork.
  4. Pour or spoon the topping over the sweet potato mixture...
  5. ...and spread evenly. I usually also toss a few pecan halves on top, just for "pretty." (They are in the next photo.)
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 35 minutes. The topping should be golden brown.
  7. NOTE: The 15 minutes of prep time listed above doesn't include cooking the sweet potatoes before beginning the recipe.

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About Praline Sweet Potato Casserole

Course/Dish: Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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