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Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole

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Unlock the secrets to the perfect Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole! Discover the flavor-packed ingredients and easy-to-follow steps to creating an unforgettable casserole that will have your family asking for seconds. 

More than just a crockpot sweet potato casserole  or a stovetop sweet potato recipe, this dish doesn’t feature toasted marshmallows but adds sweetness to the dish with a custom crunchy pecan topping.

alternative to regular sweet potato casserole.

Simple Ingredients

  • fresh sweet potatoes
  • butter
  • granulated sugar
  • milk
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract

Crunchy Pecan Topping:

  • brown sugar
  • (optional) flaked sweet coconut
  • chopped pecans
  • butter

How to make Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole

Boil Sweet Potatoes – Peel and cube sweet potatoes and place into a large stock pot and fill with water, making sure there’s about 1″ of water above the potatoes.

Heat over medium-high heat until boiling. Reduce heat to medium and boil until potatoes are soft when a fork is inserted in them, about 20 minutes. Drain sweet potato cubes and return them to the pan.

boiling sweet potatoes on stovetop.

Make and Assemble Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 325 and grease a 9×13 baking pan.
  2. Add butter and sugar to sweet potato chunks and use a potato masher to mash.
  3. Add milk, eggs, and vanilla and beat well with a hand mixer until evenly combined and smooth.
  4. Spoon half of the sweet potato mixture into the bottom of the prepared casserole dish, spreading evenly. Set remaining aside.
side dish recipe perfect for holiday.
  1. Mix brown sugar, coconut, pecans, and butter until the mixture is evenly coated and crumbly.
  2. Sprinkle half of the brown sugar topping mixture onto the sweet potatoes in the baking dish.
  3. Top with reserved sweet potatoes, spreading evenly. Sprinkle the sweet potato layer with the remaining pecan crumble topping.
  4. Bake for 1 hour or until cooked through and the topping is lightly golden brown. Let sweet potato mash stand for a few minutes before serving.
casserole with strudel topping.

What is Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole?

Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole is a classic casserole recipe dish that combines sweet potatoes, sugar, butter, and pecans to create a crunchy strudel-type topping. It’s the perfect side dish for any occasion but shines at a holiday meal as it feeds a large crowd.

The sweet potatoes are cooked until tender, then topped with a perfectly nutty, crunchy topping layer. The casserole is baked until the topping is golden and the sweet potatoes are soft and creamy.

great side dish for thanksgiving.

 What can I serve Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole with?

Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole is a great side dish for any meal and works exceptionally well as a Thanksgiving recipe. It pairs particularly well with roasted meats such as ham, beef, or chicken at the dinner table.

This side dish can also be served alongside other great side dishes such as roasted Brussels sprouts, diced green beans, or cranberry sauce. In fact, I call Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole the perfect potato side dish for any occasion.

With its sweet and crunchy topping and soft, creamy sweet potatoes, it will surely be a holiday side dish!

spoonful of sweet potato crunch.

Sweet Potato Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Sweet Potato Pie – Treat yourself to a slice of deliciousness and fall in love with sweet potato pie! This classic Southern dessert is full of flavor and guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Enjoy the perfect blend of spices and warmth in every bite; you won’t be able to get enough!

Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes – Make the Most of Your Air Fryer with Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes! Get ready for a tasty treat that’s easy to make and flavorful!

 Learn how to create lightly crisp sweet potatoes using your air fryer – it’s a healthier alternative to traditional frying that will have your taste buds singing!

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Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole


Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
The Easiest Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole Recipe Ever!" -This delicious casserole is surprisingly easy to make! With just a few simple ingredients and steps, you can have a tasty dish that will wow your family.

Equipment

  • potato masher
  • hand mixer
  • 9×13 baking pan greased

Ingredients
 

  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes about 6
  • 2 eggs
  • cup Butter cubed
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Crunchy Pecan Topping

  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • ¾ cup sweet coconut OPTIONAL
  • 3 tbsp flour OPTIONAL

Instructions

Boil Sweet Potatoes

  • Peel and cube sweet potatoes and place into a large stock pot and fill with water, ensuring there's about 1" above the potatoes. Heat over medium-high heat until boiling.
  • Reduce heat to medium and continue to boil until potatoes are soft when a fork is inserted in them, about 20 minutes.
  • Drain and return to pan. 

Sweet Potato Casserole Assembly

  • Preheat oven to 325 and grease a 9×13 baking pan. 
  • Add cubed butter and granulated white sugar to cooked sweet potatoes and mash with a handheld potato masher. No need to overmix..
  • Add milk, eggs, and vanilla extract and beat well with a hand mixer until evenly combined and smooth.
  • Spoon half of the sweet potato mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, spreading evenly. Set remaining aside. 
  • Mix together brown sugar, coconut flakes (optional), crunchy pecans, flour (optional), and butter until the mixture is evenly coated and crumbly.
  • Sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture onto the first layer of sweet potatoes. Top with reserved sweet potatoes, spreading evenly.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining topping.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until cooked through and the topping is lightly browned. Let stand for a few minutes before serving. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 7353IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

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