Mom's sweet potato bake recipe from Taste of Home is a Thanksgiving winner

Excuse us while we salivate.

November 10, 2021, 4:10 AM

Nothing smells like Thanksgiving more than mom’s sweet potatoes baking in the oven.

Channel your childhood this Thanksgiving with a new Taste of Home recipe for mom’s sweet potato bake that takes less than an hour to make.

The dish is so good it could almost double as a dessert.

Mom's sweet potato bake


3 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes (prepared without milk or butter)
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cold butter


In a large bowl, beat the sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, milk, butter, salt and vanilla until smooth. Transfer to a greased 2-quart baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over potato mixture.

Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160 degrees. Yields eight servings.

See Taste of Home's top-10 Thanksgiving recipes of all time here.

Editor's note: This was originally published on Nov. 21, 2019.

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