A Side of Sweet Potato[e] Casserole Without the ‘Quayle’


November 21, 2012 by Decorum DIYer

My, what an out-dated political reference.

As we all know, Dan Quayle, potato is not spelled with an ‘e’!

Okay, moving on…

Image courtesy of Group Recipes.

Today, I share with you the most delicious sweet potato casserole recipe I have ever tasted.

My former coworker, Cathy, shared this recipe with me and I have been smitten ever since.

I also had the pleasure of enjoying this treat in Ruth’s Chris’ restaurant and quite prefer the below recipe made at home.

(It is certainly less costly.  😉  )

Thanks to my friend, Cathy, this has fast become a family favorite.  It is a side dish, but tips into the dessert category thanks to the overdose of butter and sugar.

Sweet Potato Mixture

3 cups boiled, mashed sweet potatoes

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs. well beaten

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

Crust Mixture

1 cup brown sugar (light or dark, depends upon your preference)

1/3 cup flour

1 cup chopped pecans or other nuts

1/6 cup (1/3 stick) butter, melted

Equipment List

mixing bowls

measuring set

baking dish (9×13)

cooling rack


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

To make the crust mixture:  Combine ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

To make the potato mixture:  Thoroughly combine the ingredients in the order listed above.  Pour the mixture into a buttered baking dish (I use the butter stick wrapper.)  Sprinkle evenly with the crust mixture.  Bake in the oven for 30 minutes before serving.

This is definitely a dish that can be made in advance and reheated

or even baked on the big day.

The leftovers are even more yummy!

I wish everyone a very
happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

2 thoughts on “A Side of Sweet Potato[e] Casserole Without the ‘Quayle’

  1. floridaysmom says:

    This is the EXACT recipe I have been making for years… too funny! The only difference is adding a pinch of cinnamon to the crunch topping. You have yourself a winner with this one! Everyone raves out it!!

    • I agree. I usually add cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves (the last three quite sparingly). I didn’t add my spices to the recipe, as it is my personal taste. It makes the house smell amazing, too!

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