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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 263kcal


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


  • Place sweet potatoes in stock pot and fill with enough water to cover.
  • Heat to boiling and cook for 20 - 40 minutes (test with a fork). You want them to be done, but not mushy.
  • Drain the sweet potatoes and allow to cool.
  • Peel sweet potatoes, being careful to leave as much flesh as possible, and slice in 1 inch slices.
  • Cover the bottom of a 2 quart baking dish with one layer of sweet potatoes.
  • Place 5 slices of butter over the sweet potatoes.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup of brown sugar over the butter.
  • Repeat the layers twice more with the remaining ingredients, ending with the brown sugar.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.



Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 14185IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.7mg