Sweet Potato Casserole

overhead photo of sweet potato casserole with crunchy topping

This easy sweet potato casserole recipe has spiced mashed sweet potatoes and is topped with a brown sugar crunchy pecan and cornflake topping. The perfect side dish! 



Sweet Potatoes

Crunchy Topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium pot, add in quartered sweet potatoes and cover with cold water. Over high heat, bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium (gentle boil). Cook potatoes till they are easily pierced with a fork (about 10-15 minutes). Drain and return to pot.
  3. Add in 3 tbsp butter and mash the sweet potatoes [see note]. Add in the cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, kosher salt, and slowly incorporate the half in half until fully combined. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. In a greased baking dish (I used a pie dish), add the mashed sweet potatoes.
  4. Place in oven and bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
  5. When there is 5 minutes left of the casserole baking, in a small bowl combine the crunchy topping ingredients [see notes]. Remove the casserole from the oven, spread the crunchy topping evenly over the sweet potatoes, and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and serve immediately.


Sweet Potato Casserole Notes/FAQ’s

Keywords: sweet potato casserole, mashed sweet potatoes, crunchy sweet potato casserole, cornflake sweet potato casserole