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Ruth's Chris Sweet Potato Casserole

Ruth's Chris Sweet Potato Casserole! This steakhouse copycat has "special occasion" written all over it. Sweet potato mash is topped with an irresistible pecan & brown sugar crumble topping that will have everyone coming back for seconds.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: The Kitchen Prep


For Crumble Topping

  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • pinch of sea salt

For Sweet Potato Mash

  • 2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter or spray a medium casserole or baking dish. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, pecans and sea salt. Add melted butter and toss until a crumbly mixture combined. Set aside.
  • In another medium bowl, beat together mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, butter and egg until smooth with a hand mixer (or by hand).
  • Pour the sweet potato mixture into the prepared dish. Sprinkle evenly with crumble topping.
  • Bake until the edges are bubbly and slightly puffed and the topping is browned and fragrant.
  • Remove from oven and cool for 20-30 minutes before serving.


Note: This recipe is easy to double for a larger crowd!
  • Use chopped almonds or walnuts in place of pecans.
  • Add autumn spices to the mixture or crumble topping, such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  • Top your sweet potato casserole with marshmallows instead of crumble topping.
Dietary Specific Substitutions:
  • Gluten-Free: Use your favorite gluten-free one-to-one flour blend in place of all-purpose flour.
  • Vegan or Dairy-Free: Use plant-based butter and egg substitute in place of regular.
  • Nut-free: Omit nuts. A few tablespoons of rolled oats might make a good substitute!