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Sweet Potato Casserole {Like Ruth's Chris}

Sweet Potato Casserole like Ruth's Chris with a pecan crust! Perfect for Thanksgiving and a delicious alternative to the version with marshmallows!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: sweet potato casserole
Servings: 8


Sweet Potato Mixture Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes Cooking options listed above.
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Crust Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prep a small-medium sized casserole dish with cooking spray. I used a 9x9 inch casserole dish.
  • Use a mixer to whip together the cooked, mashed sweet potatoes (instructions to cook, bake, or microwave sweet potatoes in the post above), 2/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 egg beaten, 3 tablespoons unsalted melted butter. Mix until the potatoes are light and fluffy.
  • Pour the potato mixture into the prepared casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine the crust ingredients in a small bowl - 2/3 cup brown sugar, 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, 3 tablespoons melted butter and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Sprinkle the crust over the casserole after it has baked for 30 minutes. Bake for 10-15 minutes longer, until the pecan crust is lightly browned and crunchy.