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Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

Whenever we get together as a family for major holidays, my kids, nieces and nephews literally beg me to make this sweet potato casserole. It goes together in minutes with canned sweet potatoes, which is ideal for the busy holiday season. —Sue Miller, Mars, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cans (15-3/4 ounces each) sweet potatoes, drained and mashed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 25 crackers)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine first 6 ingredients. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over sweet potato mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 160°, 20-25 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 369 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Katy's mom
    Oct 27, 2020

    I knew this would be much too sweet for us as written, but I did want to try the topping. I used fresh garnet yams and baked them to bring out their natural sweetness. I left out all the sugar except about 2 tblsp. of brown sugar in the topping. My family liked my mostly unsweetened version.

  • delowenstein
    May 3, 2019

    I made this 1/17/2019. I'd used 40-oz. can sweet potatoes (Bruce's yams) and 1-1/4 cups of crushed butter-flavored crackers! I'd omitted the salt by mistake! This dish was brought to our Friday afternoon potluck for a birthday party celebration! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  • Janet
    Nov 25, 2018

    I have been making this for years! It is fantastic! Easy to make and tastes great

  • czartoryp
    Nov 19, 2017

    Really good. Almost like a dessert. I think next time I will try a bit less sugar and a bit less butter and see if it stays as wonderful. I am taking it for Thanksgiving dinner.

  • s_pants
    Nov 27, 2016

    I used a 40 oz. can of sweet potatoes and 1/3 cup of sugar in the potato mixture. Will probably go down to 1/4 cup next time. So good!

  • TNbluffbaker
    Oct 30, 2016

    The canned sweet potatoes are so much easier than peeling, dicing and boiling sweet potatoes! Left off the topping but my family still loved it. Will definitely make it again.

  • odi
    Mar 25, 2016

    This is an excellent recipe, one that I have shared many times. I have also added a small can of crushed pineapple (drained) to the potatoes for some added flavor. On occasion, I also add some chopped pecans to the topping.

  • mayun
    Nov 28, 2015

    Excellent recipe! However, I omitted the butter crackers in the topping due to family preferences. It was a big hit at Thanksgiving dinner. I will definitely keep this in my recipe files.

  • Mgilly25
    Nov 16, 2015

    Loved this dish and easy to make!

  • shyangel21
    Nov 6, 2015

    I really enjoyed this! it was easy to make, especially compared with another recipe i had, it tasted amazing. i did take the advice of other reviewers about it being too sweet so i used 1/4 cup sugar and also made the brown sugar for the topping1/4 cup. it was amazing. going to do it for our thanksgiving dinner this year