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Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

This casserole is so easy to make and absolutely delicious. Would be the perfect addition to any holidy dinner! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: sweet potato casserole
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 29 ounce can sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 stick or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes
  • 3/4 to 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Drain sweet potatoes and mash with milk and vanilla extract. Spread in the bottom of a casserole dish. I used a 7 x 11 inch casserole. Melt the butter and mix together with the brown sugar and crushed cornflakes.
  • Spread over the sweet potatoes in the baking dish. Sprinkle on pecan pieces. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 35 minutes. You can turn on broiler for 2 minutes to toast pecans after baking. Makes about 6 servings.


I crush my cereal in a plastic bag with the rolling pin. You could make this using about 4 or 5 raw sweet potatoes but you would need to bake them and peel before putting casserole together.