Baked Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe with NO Nuts

Looking for a delicious and festive side dish to serve at your next holiday gathering? Try this easy baked sweet potato casserole recipe – it’s perfect for fall and winter parties and, no marshmallows!

Rita's Baked Sweet Potato Casserole

Close up of a bowl of freshly made sweet potato casserole with a large pat of butter on top

When I was younger, my mother would make candied sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving, then, one magical year she came across a recipe for a sweet potato casserole that literally rocked my world and changed the course of Thanksgiving as I knew it. 

That sounds a bit dramatic, doesn't it? But, it is true. My mother passed away when I was a young mother and I never had the chance to make this recipe for her, but, I do have the recipe (in her own handwriting) and I treasure it.

Every year when we go to my sister's house for Thanksgiving I'm asked to bring this and it is always a hit, so much so, that my family asks me to make it even when it's not a holiday.

Sometimes, I give in and say yes 😉 but sometimes, I make them wait for a special occasion. 

Sweet Potato Casserole

📖 Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole

This casserole is made without marshmallows and it’s simple to prepare – just bake the sweet potatoes until they are soft, then mash them with some butter, brown sugar, eggs, and spices. Spread the mashed sweet potatoes into a baking dish and bake until golden brown. Delicious!
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Overhead view of a bowl of sweet potato casserole with a butter pat on top
Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes
Total Time:55 minutes


  • 3 pounds of sweet potatoes peeled cooked and mashed {the same as you would for mashed potatoes}
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup pecans Optional - I admit this due to food allergies in several family members


  • Preheat oven to 375°.  Cook sweet potatoes by boiling in water for 15 to 20 minutes, until slightly soft but not mushy. Remove from pot and allow to cool.
    Cooked sweet potatoes lined up on a cookie sheet
  • Once potatoes have cooled down simply pull off the skins. 
    Easy peeling of cooked sweet potatoes
  • Place cooked and peeled potatoes into the bowl of a stand mixer and mash potatoes.
    Ingredients for sweet potato casserole in mixing bowl
  • Add eggs, ¼ cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup of butter, salt and cinnamon and blend well.  
    Ingredients for sweet potato casserole in mixing bowl
  • Place mixture in casserole.  
    Sweet potato casserole in a vintage Pyrex casserole dish
  • If desired, place the pecan halves on top of the mixture. This is where it gets fun-make a snowflake design, your family's monogram, scatter in a random pattern--be as creative [or not] as you choose.  
  • Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar over the top and then the rest of the melted butter.  
  • Bake for 25 minutes

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 505mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 24545IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Mary Beth
Cost: $5.00

Homemade recipes that are passed from one generation to the next are my favorite and I am so thrilled to share this one with you.

Do you have a favorite family recipe that you make for the holiday?

I would absolutely love to hear about it!

Overhead view of a bowl of sweet potato casserole with a butter pat on top
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  1. Thanks for posting this. I wanted to make something similar for Thanksgiving but didn't have a recipe. Now that I have a version verified to be yummy, I can relax!


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