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With no peeling and no boiling, this easy, pecan topped Brown Butter Sweet Potato Casserole is a holiday must make.
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Brown Butter Sweet Potato Casserole

No boiling and no peeling make this Brown Butter Sweet Potato Casserole a holiday must make!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 6
Calories: 339kcal


  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes about 3 lbs.
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tsp. fresh orange zest
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • large pinch ground cloves
  • large pinch ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper


  • Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish and set aside. 
    Slice a slit in each sweet potato and cook in the microwave on the potato setting for 10 - 12 minutes or until a knife slides easily into the potato. If you don't want to use a microwave, you can bake the potatoes at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until very tender.
    In a small saute pan over medium melt the butter and add the pecans cook until the pecans are golden and the butter is light brown and has a nice nutty aroma. 
    Remove the pecans and drain on a paper towel. 
    Combine the mashed sweet potatoes, the butter and the remaining ingredients except for the pecans in a food processor.
     If you don't have a food processor you can use a mixer with the whisk attachment.
     Mix until the potatoes are smooth. 
    Spoon the mixture into a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered for 30 minutes or until heated through.
     Sprinkle pecans on top before serving.


You can make this casserole up to a day ahead. If making ahead, refrigerate the casserole and then bake as directed in the recipe. 


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 9950IU | Vitamin C: 16.1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.8mg