This is absolutely the BEST Sweet Potato Casserole ever. Since this casserole includes a delicious streusel type topping, it makes it like no other. Perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
Best Sweet Potato Casserole
I know many of you are planning your Thanksgiving dinners in the next few weeks. You really need to add this Sweet Potato Casserole to your menu. You will thank me, I promise.
Normally, I like to make our Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole because it is so simple and easy to throw together holiday mornings. I changed my mind because one of my cousins brought this casserole to our holiday get togethers last year and I knew that I would be making it for my family this holiday season.
The streusel type topping just takes the dish to a whole different level. Trust me…. Your family is going to love it as much as my family did. I made this yesterday and my kids and their friends finished off the whole dish. They loved it and so did my hubby.
The casserole is not overly sweet or bland which is perfect in my book. I am considering making the sweet potatoes ahead of time so that it is an easier Thanksgiving morning prep. You could do that as well. Just save the streusel for day of.
I have so many new holiday dishes I plan to share with you in the next few weeks. We have been testing some new side dishes to add to our holiday meals.
The recipe calls for some simple ingredients. If you do not have half and half on hand, you could use milk or even a heavy cream. I used a salted butter. If you are using unsalted, you can add in a dash of salt when making the casserole. Miniature marshmallows will work best but you could cut large ones in half if that is all you have on hand.
4 large Sweet Potatoes
10 tbsp Butter, divided
1/2 cup Half and Half
1 1/3 cup Brown Sugar, divided
1 tbsp Vanilla
3/4 tsp Nutmeg, divided
3/4 tsp Cinnamon, divided
2 1/2 cup Mini Marshmallows
1/2 cup Flour
1/4 cup Quick Oats
Preheat oven to 400.
Line baking sheet with foil.
Wash and pierce sweet potatoes. Then place on prepared pan.
Bake for 1 hour.
Remove skins from potatoes and discard.
Place potatoes in large bowl.
Mash or beat potatoes.
Add 6 tablespoons butter and beat until creamy.
Add Vanilla, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup Half and Half, 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg.
Beat until well blended.
Preheat oven to 350.
Heavily butter 2 quart casserole and add sweet potato mixture.
Sprinkle marshmallows on top.
In a small bowl, melt 4 tablespoons butter in microwave.
Add flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, quick oats, 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg.
Mix together with a fork until crumbly.
Sprinkle mixture over marshmallows.
Bake 30-35 minutes.
Does your family holiday menu always include a sweet potato casserole?
Best Sweet Potato Casserole
- 4 large Sweet Potatoes
- 10 tbsp Butter divided
- 1/2 cup Half and Half
- 1 1/3 cup Brown Sugar divided
- 1 tbsp Vanilla
- 3/4 tsp Nutmeg divided
- 3/4 tsp Cinnamon divided
- 2 1/2 cup Mini Marshmallows
- 1/2 cup Flour
- 1/4 cup Quick Oats
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Line baking sheet with foil.
- Wash and pierce sweet potatoes. Then place on prepared pan.
- Bake for 1 hour.
- Remove skins from potatoes and discard.
- Place potatoes in large bowl.
- Mash or beat potatoes.
- Add 6 tablespoons butter and beat until creamy.
- Add Vanilla, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup Half and Half, 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg.
- Beat until well blended.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Heavily butter 2 quart casserole and add sweet potato mixture.
- Sprinkle marshmallows on top.
- In a small bowl, melt 4 tablespoons butter in microwave.
- Add flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, quick oats, 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg.
- Mix together with a fork until crumbly.
- Sprinkle mixture over marshmallows.
- Bake 30-35 minutes.
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and I’m making it for Christmas also. Very good. Even my son who likes marshmallows on his was very happy with it. Thanks for posting.
I’ve been making this recipe for about 3-4 years now. I LOVE IT!
Can I use regular oats? I don’t keep quick oats on hand.
If I prepare this the day before can I transfer it to a crockpot the day of to do the rest of the cooking (350 for 30 minutes)?
Could I double this recipe?
It is absolutely theeeee best recipe ever!!! It’s a hit wherever I make it for. Thanks!
I’m not a huge fan of sweet potato casserole, but after making this recipe, it is now my go to side dish for every Holiday! Love it!
How many servings is this?
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and it was a hit! The only thing I am wondering is where in the receipe do you add the vanilla? It’s on the ingredients list but it is not in the instructions.
Thanks for your help and the GREAT recipe. The oat topping was delicious!
Your recipe says 1 Tbsp. of vanilla but it doesn’t specify if it is to be added to the potato mixture or the crumble. Needs to be edited or have an attachment saying where the vanilla goes. :-) Thanks!!
Do you think you could make all of this the night before, and then just pop it in the oven when it’s almost turkey time?
Hi Erin! You could. I would be sure to add the topping just before baking though. Happy Holidays to you!
What about the steps for the vanilla?
It’s in the recipe. After beating and adding butter.
this looks oh my goodness delicious. I would so love to try this now but I am going to hav to make it first thanks for sharing
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This looks really good! Since I’m making a lot of stuff for Thanksgiving, can I make this the night before and warm it up before serving? We’re having Thanksgiving lunch instead of dinner.
Nobody responded. Did you make it the night before and how did it turn out?