Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe – Candied Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Tasty Sweet Potato Recipes

This sweet potato casserole recipe is a great dish for holiday dinners and potlucks. It is an amazingly delicious addition to any meal, but is especially wonderful with traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.  If you’re expecting things to be hectic or if you’ll be short on time, you can make it the day before you need it and then simply bake it the next day. If your family isn’t fond of nuts, you can leave out the pecans.

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

3 cups sweet potatoes, mashed
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 eggs
1 Tbsp. vanilla


1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup pecans
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup butter, melted

Mix all the ingredients and put everything in a buttered 9×9 casserole dish. Sprinkle on topping.

Bake uncovered at 350° for 20 minutes.

This sweet potato casserole recipe is from our Dining On A Dime Cookbook. For more easy and delicious recipes like this, check out Dining On A Dime here!


This candied sweet potatoes recipe gives a yummy new twist with a little “red hot candy” flavor to traditional sweet potatoes!

Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3/4 cup red cinnamon candies (red hots)
1/2 cup (stick) margarine
3-4 sweet potatoes (enough to cover the bottom of large skillet)

In a large skillet, heat first 4 ingredients to boiling. Peel and slice sweet potatoes into pieces about 1 1/2 inches thick. Place sweet potato slices in a single layer in the syrup. Cover and cook slowly over medium heat until potatoes are done and syrup is thick (about 1 hour). Baste a few times with syrup while cooking.

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  1. Angie M. says

    I make sweet potato casserole. My recipe is very similar. Everyone loves this and requests it each year. It’s almost like a dessert. I can’t wait for next Thursday…yum!!!

  2. Teri in Nebraska says

    Does anyone have a sweet potato casserole recipe that uses honey bunches of oats cereal and pecans for the topping?
    It did not seem to have a lot of extra sugar but had good flavor. I had this at a potluck dinner of over 200 people but could not find the cook to get the recipe.


    • Diana V says

      Teri in Nebraska looking for recipe using honey bunches of oats cereal and pecans for topping sweet potato casserole.
      Find the maker of the cereal and go to the web site. Most if not all cereal companies have many good recipes on line. I’m guessing you’ll find what you are looking for there. You might also want to try your favorite streusel topping recipe and substitute the honey oat cereal for the flour in the recipe.

    • Lisa says

      Carol, If your husband is allergic to milk products only, you can use Fleischmans unsalted margarine and just add a 1/2 tsp salt for each stick. My son has been allergic to milk all of his 22 years!

  3. Michele says

    I am going to make this tomorrow. I made it around Christmas time and it was a HIT! My husband and kids loved it! even my mother wanted me to make it again!–which is saying something because everything I know about cooking, I learned from her:)

  4. WandaDee says

    Sweet Potatoe Casserole has been a hit with my family for year. When I first started making it, I called it Sweet Potatoe Surprise. We all love it! Just wish I could find a version with less calories!

  5. Marcia says

    For Carol, whose husband is allergic to butter and margarine, I don’t know anything definite about this but I know vegans use it. Earth Balance Spread might be a possibility because it has no milk in it if it’s the milk he can’t have. There also might be something in natural foods he can have I think there is a butter like spread made out of tofu I have seen at our store. I’m not a vegetarian or a vegan just a disclaimer here but you might check it out if you have a natural foods store or supermarket section near you.

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