Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato CasseroleSweet potato casserole is a Christmas favorite. When you grow your own sweet potatoes, it’s particularly fun. A fertile garden soil and ample moisture during the growing season ensures spectacular results. Sometimes you can manage to grow a sweet potato that is big enough to supply the entire casserole single-handedly! Seriously!


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unbleached white flour
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


  1. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into large chunks.
  2. Boil sweet potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes; allow to cool.
  3. Process the potato chunks in a food processor until smooth.
  4. Stir in sugar, salt, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and 4 tablespoons melted butter.
  5. Spoon mixture into lightly greased 2-quart baking dish.
  6. Combine ingredients for topping and sprinkle over sweet potato mixture.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 35 to 45 minutes.

By hsotr

Pulling from nearly 20 years of experience, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to help Kansans and others around flyover country achieve an abundant country lifestyle. Michelle is the author of four country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not gardening or pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching or writing about her many interests.