Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole


This delicious sweet potato casserole is perfect for as a weeknight dinner side dish or as a beautiful casserole at Thanksgiving dinner. The whole family will love this Mr. Food favorite.


TV Tidbit: Here's one of my funniest stories! When we were taking photos of this recipe, we had a new kitchen assistant helping out. He didn’t speak much English and, when he overheard my director and producer say, "We’ll shoot Mr. Food tomorrow morning," he thought they were plotting my demise! When it was all cleared up, we all had a big laugh!


About Mr. Food: Art Ginsburg, a.k.a Mr. Food, was the first TV chef to promote practical, “anybody can do it” cooking and food preparation solutions. After years of sharing his unique brand of quick ’n’ easy food tips and recipes with viewers across the country, Mr. Food continues to find fresh ideas for cooking up fun in the kitchen.

Cooking Time50 min

Cooking MethodCasserole


  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut (optional)
  • 2 cans (29 ounces each) sweet potatoes, drained and mashed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 3-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine pecans, brown sugar, flour, 1/4 cup butter, and the coconut, if desired; mix until crumbly then set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients, including remaining 1/4 cup butter; mix well. Spoon into casserole dish and sprinkle evenly with pecan mixture.
  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until bubbly and heated through.


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This sounds like an easy and delicious side dish. I know that my family would be interested in eating this. When making this, I would leave out the coconut and use skim or 1 % milk. I look forward to trying this recipe because sweet potatoes are nutritious and good for you.

I have not tried this one yet . But i will in the near future

@Brensue53, Absolutely! Please let us know how it turns out! --Editors of RecipeLion

can you use fresh yams instead of canned???

I have made this recipe for years (without the coconut) and it has become an Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas "must have" with our extended family get-to-gethers or parties! Every year they tell me it is the best it has ever been! Everyone new always wants the recipe. It is so easy it is almost fool-proof.

@grannymi 9550493 - If you want to cut down on the sugar in this recipe, you can use a sugar substitute suitable for baking, or you can try eliminating the sugar altogether. Hope this helps! - RecipeLion Editors

the sweet potato casserole sounds good, but toooo much sugar


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