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Grandma Deane's Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Updated on November 22, 2012

A Holiday Favorite

This recipe is a family favorite. My mother-in-law has been making this casserole every holiday since she can remember. Before I knew her, I was a sweet potato and marshmallow lover. Since I have had this, We make it at our house virtually every holiday, and sometimes just because. It seems to go well with just about any main dish. It is a tasty change from the classic sweet potatoes covered in marshmallows.

When we have company over, they always ask for the recipe. Maybe this will save me from writing it out this week. Hope you enjoy it! One other thing, I have tried it with other brands of evaporated milk, and this usually results in some of the family thinking there is something wrong, or different about the recipe. It is a small detail, but the brand seems to matter.

Getting ready to make it again this Thanksgiving. and hope any others that try it enjoy it like we do.

Happy Holidays!

4 stars from 1 rating of Sweet Potato Casserole


  • 3 cups sweet potatoes, mashed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk, Carnation
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • Topping
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Boil and Mash 4-5 sweet potatoes Mix the first five ingredients, then place in a well buttered casserole dish. Mix the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top of the potato mixture,
  2. Bake at 350F for 35 minutes

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: 6-8 servings


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    • profile image 9 years ago

      thanks very much we will make for christmas

    • profile image 9 years ago

      thanks very much we will make for christmas