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Sweet Yam Casserole


My dad made this amazing dish for Thanksgiving a few weeks ago so I had to share it with you. I take no credit for this heavenly masterpiece because it was all his doing. I was drooling just as he was giving me the recipe. I am seriously considering making just this for dinner tonight because it is the perfect combination of sweet and savoury. It’s like dinner and dessert all in one. I have seen many sweet yam/potato casserole recipes with mini marshmallows on the top but this pecan topped recipe is the creme de la creme. I would not steer you wrong. I could have eaten the entire pan myself. So with American Thanksgiving in a couple of days I knew this recipe needed to make its debut. It will be a Thanksgiving staple on my menu from now on. I hope you like it as much as I do!


Yam Mixture

  • 3-4 cups cooked, mashed yams (or sweet potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup brown or white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla (I used 4 inches of a vanilla bean)
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


1. Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl, combine all ingredients of yam mixture together and place into 2 quart casserole dish (9×13 dish will work fine)

2. Mix topping ingredients together and sprinkle topping over yams.

3. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

Here are a few Thanksgiving table setting ideas you might like. To see some creative ways to decorate with pumpkins click here.

Softer than a lullaby, deeper than the midnight sky, soulful as a baby’s cry, my Sweet Potato Pie ~ James Taylor


Author: Domestic Ingenuity

I am a DIY-ing, crafting, thrifting, baking, sewing, cooking, deal-loving gal with too much energy and a love for creating.

2 thoughts on “Sweet Yam Casserole

  1. This is my husbands favorite dish at Thanksgiving, he got an identical recipe from his mom who got it from a local cookbook. They call it Senator Russell Sweet Potatoes. It’s amazing when served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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