Sweet potato casserole in a glass baking dish with a wooden serving spoon

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

This sweet potato casserole recipe layers sliced sweet potatoes, butter, and brown sugar for a fantastic Thanksgiving side dish.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet potato casserole recipe
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 263 kcal
Author Kelly Miller


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 stick butter cut into 16 1/2 tablespoon slices
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar divided


  1. Place sweet potatoes in stock pot and fill with enough water to cover.

  2. Heat to boiling and cook for 20 - 40 minutes (test with a fork). You want them to be done, but not mushy.

  3. Drain the sweet potatoes and allow to cool.

  4. Peel sweet potatoes, being careful to leave as much flesh as possible, and slice in 1 inch slices.

  5. Cover the bottom of a 2 quart baking dish with one layer of sweet potatoes.

  6. Place 5 slices of butter over the sweet potatoes.

  7. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of brown sugar over the butter.

  8. Repeat the layers twice more with the remaining ingredients, ending with the brown sugar.

  9. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 356mg10%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 14185IU284%
Vitamin C 2.3mg3%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.