Sweet Potato Casserole is a southern classic. With a rich, buttery taste and crunchy topping, this sweet potato casserole recipe makes a perfect side dish or a dessert.
Sweet potato casserole. Do you consider it a side dish or dessert?
Because you know, sometimes when you find something that works for both, you just have to go with it. Right?
My Grandmother Verdie always served her sweet potato casserole during the holidays and I have to admit that it was always one of my favorite parts of the meal! Forget the turkey, just give me an extra scoop of her sweet potato casserole and I was a happy girl!
Now that I’m a little bit older (ahem…) and I’ve discovered my love for Bart’s smoked turkey, my plate has a whole lot more on it competing for my attention!
Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
The smell of sweet potato casserole makes your entire house smell amazing. Better yet, your family and guests will try to figure out how to get every last bite our of the dish. Just watch them when you serve it. I promise, they’ll be trying to figure it out. Just watch.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scrub your sweet potatoes until they are clean, then boil them, bake them or cook them in your Instant Pot until tender.
mash, peel and Cool the cooked sweet potatoes then stir in the ingredients for the sweet potato part of the recipe. Pour sweet potato mixture into a 913 casserole dish or individual dishes for serving.
For the topping, mix the ingredients for the streusel topping part of the recipe and spread evenly over the sweet potato mixture.
Cook for 30 minutes until topping has browned. Add them the final 10 minutes of baking if adding mini marshmallows. Remove from oven and serve!
It’s simple to make ahead and is freezer friendly too! I’ve shared those details in the notes of the recipe.
Here’s my recipe for how I make my Grandmother’s Southern Sweet Potato Casserole. I hope you love it as much as my family does!