Sweet Potato Bake Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 40 MINUTES

21 ratings


  • 3 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted, plus 3 tablespoons melted for topping
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, half and half, or whole milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped (or walnuts)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 325°. Mix sweet potatoes, sugar, spices, 1/3 cup butter, eggs and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add cream, mix well. Pour into greased casserole dish (1 1/2 quarts). Add topping. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.


For topping: Mix together 3 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, flour and nuts with fork; sprinkle over top of casserole.

Sweet Potato Bake


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21 Reviews

Curt 11/23/2016
Made this for th

Made this for the first time last Thanksgiving. No surprise it was the number 1 request this year.

Michelle 12/18/2015
My family's favo

My family's favorite...!!!

Lisa 12/13/2015
To R:I make th

To R:
I make this recipe all the time for the holidays. For the topping you use the 3 Tablespoons butter (I don't melt just use softened, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of pecans and 1/3 cup flour. Cut together with pastry blender or fork and sprinkle on top before you bake. Yum, makes the recipe!!

Lenora 11/25/2015
Awesome and real

Awesome and real easy to prepare.

R 11/25/2015
Ok so I am not a

Ok so I am not a wonderful cook, but can read directions. I don't understand which ingredients are for the topping and which go in the dish. I made this then put the topping on using the amounts in the ingredients. Should the topping have the ingredients again? I ended up mixing all of the ingredients in the casserole except the butter. The results are ok, bland needed salt or maybe butter? HELP!!! Would love to make this amazing.

Wanda 11/20/2015
I make this ever

I make this every Thanksgiving it's so awesome! I've given to friends who are sworn off sweet potato anything and they love it. I don't add, delete, or change NUTHIN' in this recipe - it's golden!!

Lori 10/15/2015
Made this 2 year

Made this 2 years ago for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it, finally found the recipe again and the family wants me to triple it, best sweet potatoes I have ever had...Love this.

Patricia 12/5/2014
Sorry posted on

Sorry posted on 12/4/2014
"Do forget the PECANS" should have read "DONT forget the PECANS"

Patricia 12/4/2014

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Made this as directed for Thanksgiving.....did NOT change anything.....other than doubled the recipe (filling and topping) and baked in a 11x16 baking pan. Do forget the PECANS!
First time making and was a HUGE HIT!!! Everyone LOVED it!!!!! Great hot or cold and next time going to make as a pie. Do yourself a favor and MAKE THIS you will LOVE IT!!
Also Patty's Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese frosting is another recipe from Paula that you will have to try. I have been making for years and always a dessert EVERYONE LOVES!

Leticia 11/28/2014
This is far and

This is far and away the best sweet potato bake I have ever had! Made it for Thanksgiving and everyone LOVED it! Doubled the recipe, will have to Triple it next time!

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