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Sweet Potato Souffle Recipe

This Sweet Potato Souffle Recipe is so fluffy, rich, and delicious. Packed with candied yams and topped with a scrumptious candied pecan layer. This will become one of your homemade Thanksgiving go-to casseroles.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 50 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 665 kcal



  • 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp salt

Pecan Topping

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ¾ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (softened)


  • Preheat the oven to 400 Degrees. Then line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
  • Clean sweet potatoes and poke with a knife or fork. Then place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until potatoes can be easily poked with a fork.
  • Remove sweet potatoes from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees and lightly grease a 4-quart casserole dish or a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and place them in a large mixing bowl. Whip sweet potatoes until smooth.
  • Add in ½ cup of sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, cream, and salt an mix until well incorporated.
  • Pour souffle mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread out evenly and set aside.

Pecan Topping

  • Chop 1 cup of pecans and place them in a medium-size mixing bowl. Add packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup of melted butter, and a dash of salt and mix until well incorporated.
  • Sprinkle topping evenly over sweet potato mixture and bake for 40 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and allow to coo for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.


Calories: 665kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 6gFat: 42gCholesterol: 156mgSodium: 270mgFiber: 5gSugar: 52g
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