The very best sweet potato casserole with a crunchy pecan streusel topping, made to impress a crowd.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping.
1. Info for Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping
- Cook Time: 55 min
- Total Time: 55 min
- Servings: 14
- Calories: 498.09 kcal
2. Ingredients for Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping
- 4 lb. sweet potatoes (6 large)
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed, for potatoes)
- 1/4 cup butter (melted, for potatoes)
- 6 Tbsp. heavy cream (or half-and-half)
- ground cinnamon
- ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. salt (for potatoes)
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper
- 3 eggs (beaten)
- 1 1/2 cup pecans (roughly chopped)
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar (packed, for topping)
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. salt (for topping)
- 1/2 cup butter (melted, for topping)
Poke holes all over the sweet potatoes with a fork and place them on a large microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high until the potatoes are very fork-tender, 15-20 minutes. Carefully remove the plate from the microwave and allow the sweet potatoes to cool until cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes. Microwave in batches if necessary.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Scoop the baked sweet potato flesh from the skins into a large mixing bowl. Discard the skins. Add the brown sugar, butter, cream, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and pepper. Mash the mixture with a potato masher or hand mixer until it is smooth and creamy. Add the beaten eggs to the mixture and stir to combine until smooth.
Transfer the sweet potato mixture to the prepared baking dish and smooth it into an even layer.
Place the pecans, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir with a fork to combine. Drizzle the melted butter over the pecan mixture and stir until the mixture forms large crumbs.
Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the sweet potatoes.
Bake the casserole on middle rack of oven until the crumble is golden brown and the dish is gently bubbling at the edges, 30-35 minutes.
Check to see that casserole is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.
Allow the sweet potato casserole to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.