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Maple Sweet Potato Casserole

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy side dish recipe, holiday recipe, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Author Linda Spiker


Sweet Potato Filling:

  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste, extract works to but I always prefer paste
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Crust Topping Mixture:

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour, gluten free friends, use your favorite GF flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Start a large pot of water to boil.
  2. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1"cubes. When water is boiling, carefully add potatoes.
  3. Boil for 10 minutes or until a fork goes in easily. (check often)
  4. While potatoes boil combine all topping ingredients and stir until well mixed. Set aside.
  5. When potatoes are soft, strain into a colander.
  6. Place potatoes in mixing bowl. Add butter, sea salt, maple syrup and vanilla paste.
  7. Mix well. Spoon into ramekins or baking dish, then add topping.

  8. Bake for 25 minutes. Potatoes should be firm and topping browned. Serve.