Sweet Potato Casserole

Not all baking uses flour and baking powder.  And all baked goods are not necessarily dessert.

Take this sweet potato casserole…

It’s like eating candy with a spoon.

I found the recipe online early this year in response to a request from Sweets.  He had a taste for it after having something similar over the holidays.  I was successful in my recipe hunt — Google is the magic portal to all knowledge.  But I hadn’t gotten around to making it since I’m not the dinner cook.  However, last week we realized we had some sweet potatoes on hand so I gave this a go.

It was such a hit there was a request for it to be on the Easter menu.  Twice in one week.  Did I mention we like our sweets?

This is super easy.  The key step is remembering to cook the potatoes in advance of making the casserole.

Wash and poke the potatoes about a dozen times.  Line a large cookie sheet with aluminum foil and put it on the bottom rack to catch the drippings.  Preheat the oven to 375°.  Put three to four sweet potatoes on the top rack and bake for an hour.  Remove from the oven and let cool until you can handle them.  Peel the skins back and squish the potatoes into a bowl.  Mash them.  If you’re not ready to put the casserole together, cover the bowl with foil and refrigerate until later.

Sweet Potato Casserole


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional – I skipped it)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Sweet Potato Mixture

  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

1. Combine brown sugar, flour, nuts (if using), and butter in mixing bowl.  Set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 350°.

3. Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter in mixing bowl, in order listed.  Mix thoroughly.

4. Pour mixture into buttered baking dish.  (8×8 Pyrex is a good size)

5. Sprinkle the surface of the sweet potato mixture evenly with the crust mixture.

6. Bake for 30 minutes.  Allow to set for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Ready for the oven. Let the sweet smells begin!

Like eating candy with a spoon

From www.food.com

Note: My search criteria specified the Ruth’s Chris recipe.  The recipe I found says it is, but I can’t guarantee it.  All I know for certain is it’s tasty!


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