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Sweet Potato Casserole with Butter Pecan Crumble Topping

  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16-20 as a side dish 1x


Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this sweet potato casserole recipe, topped with a crunchy butter pecan crumble topping. The creamy, cinnamon-spiced filling perfectly complements the buttery crumble, making this dish a crowd-pleaser for any occasion. Serve warm, and savor every delicious bite!




4.5-pounds sweet potato, peeled and cubed (approx. 56 large, sweet potatoes)

1 stick butter, salted (1/2 cup)

75 grams dark brown sugar (approx. 1/2 cup lightly packed)

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 cup whole milk


¾ cup all-purpose flour

1/2 stick plus 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted

75 grams dark brown sugar (approx. ½ cup lightly packed)

½ cup pecans, chopped


  1. Cook sweet potatoes in a large pot until fork soft. 
  2. Mash the sweet potatoes with butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. 
  3. Add in whole milk and mix well.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F.
  5. Lightly grease a 9×13 casserole dish, then spread the mashed potatoes evenly inside.
  6. In a small bowl, combine all-purpose flour, melted butter, brown sugar, and chopped pecans to make the crumble topping.
  7. Mix well until all ingredients are damp, then break it up into crumbles.
  8.  Spread the crumble topping evenly over the mashed sweet potato mixture.
  9. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes until the edges are bubbling and the top is lightly golden.
  10. Serve the sweet potato casserole warm.
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: casserole, sweet potato, casserole dish, side dish, sweet potato casserole