8 Servings

How to Make It

Step 1

In a large saucepot, cover sweet potatoes with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil until sweet potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a knife, about 30 minutes. Using tongs, remove potatoes from water and set aside to cool. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and mash them in a large bowl.

Step 2

Cut 1 stick of butter into equal pieces and place in bowl with warm mashed sweet potatoes. Add sugar, salt and vanilla extract and mix together well. Whisk in eggs and stir until mixture is well-combined and smooth. Stir in milk, 1 Tbsp. at a time, just until mixture is moist and no longer stiff (you may not use all of milk).

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°F and mist a 7-by-11-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour sweet potato mixture into baking dish and spread evenly. Melt second stick of butter. In a bowl, mix together nuts, flour and brown sugar. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture completely over potatoes and drizzle top all over with melted butter.

Step 4

Bake until topping is browned and crispy and sweet potato mixture is cooked through, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve hot.

Ratings & Reviews

elevatedcook's Review

November 29, 2011
My Mom was looking for a new sweet potato recipe & this was absolutely perfect. My brother couldn't stop eating it! She even messed up the recipe & added too much milk & it was still awesome. This will be on the Thanksgiving table from here on out.

MKHaynes's Review

November 22, 2010
Delicious! Very easy and very yummy. I'm sure I'll be asked to make it for all our family get-togethers this holiday season. I served it with ham for our son's baptism dinner. I accidentally left the potatoes boiling for a bit longer than 30 minutes, so they were very easy to mash. A nice spin on the traditional casserole.

MaryCr8on's Review

November 18, 2010
My mother made this for years, it was always a big hit. She made it with canned sweet potatoes but I have made it with fresh and it tastes the same. It even reheats well, if you have any left!

SwtVgs's Review

November 16, 2009
I'm not a complete fan of sweet potatoes but this recipe is to die for! Another family favorite that I enjoy making for the holiday season. =)

SnoopyMcC's Review

November 05, 2009
This is such a wonderful recipe! I have made this over and over and it is always excellent. I make it in 2 small pans on holidays so that I have 2 to take with me to differnt places. Follow the directions and you will have a five star dish! Thank you ALLYOU, I think you should "re"publish this each year!