This Ruth Chris Sweet Potato Casserole recipe is my take on the restaurant version. A layer of creamy sweet potatoes is covered with a delicious brown sugar and pecan streusel, it’s perfect for your holiday meals!

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Why This Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe Is So Good

  • It’s a delicious copycat of the beloved Ruth Chris Sweet Potato Casserole.
  • It’s also a wonderful mix of crunchy and creamy textures.
  • It features a divine pecan streusel topping.
  • It makes for the perfect thanksgiving side.



  • Sweet potatoes

Crust Topping Mixture

  • Brown sugar
  • Flour
  • Chopped nuts
  • Melted butter

Sweet Potato Mixture

  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Vanilla
  • Egg
  • Butter


How to Make Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole – Step By Step

Note: You can also use CANNED sweet potato instead of fresh.

Peel and cut each sweet potato in half. If it’s a really large/thick sweet potato, you might want to cut into thirds. The key is to keep the pieces relatively the same size.

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe - Peel & Cut Sweet Potatoes

Boil the sweet potatoes for 20 minutes, until easily pierced with a sharp paring knife (no resistance)

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe - Boil Sweet Potatoes

The sweet potatoes are mashed and mixed with just a bit of vanilla extract for extra flavor.

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe - Mash Sweet Potatoes

The Pecan Crumb Topping is so simple to make, we added extra pecans.

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe - Pecan Crumb Topping

All that’s left is to to do is fill individual ramekins and top with spoonfuls of the crunchy pecan topping. Bake at 350F.


Ruth Chris Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe 

This recipe is straight from the kitchen of Ruth’s Chris Restaurants – how cool is that? They were kind enough to let us share and tweak their fantastic recipe, and we’re thrilled to bring it to your table. 🍽️

This homemade version of their sweet potato casserole is an absolute match made in heaven with a classic steak dinner. In fact, we love serving it alongside our Perfect Prime Rib Recipe with Red Wine Au Jus.

Now, what sets this sweet potato casserole apart is the perfect balance of two distinct textures. You’ve got the velvety, mashed sweet potatoes that are creamy and dreamy all on their own and the crunchy pecan topping, which we like to go a little wild on. It’s crunchy, sweet, and has that delightful nutty flavor. If you want every bite of those mashed sweet potatoes to be a little adventure, don’t be shy – scoop up that generous helping of topping with each bite, and let the flavors and textures dance on your palate.


What To Serve With This Sweet Potato Casserole

This sweet potato casserole pairs perfectly with a variety of meats. You can serve this recipe with my Perfect Prime Rib with Red Wine Au Jus Recipe for an amazing holiday meal or alongside this  Flank Steak with Bloody Mary Salsa for an everyday weeknight dinner.

Can You Freeze This Casserole?

To freeze a cooked sweet potato casserole, whether it’s whole or leftovers: let the casserole cool to room temperature, then store in a sealed container. For best results, frozen sweet potato casserole should be eaten within two months.

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Top Tips For This Ruth Chris Sweet Potato Casserole 

  • The traditional recipe calls for chopped pecans in the streusel. If you’re not a fan of pecans, you can use walnuts or simply leave out the nuts altogether.
  • This casserole can be assembled up to one day before you plan to bake it. Cover your baking dish with foil and store in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. You will need to add a little more bake time to compensate for starting with a cold casserole.
  • This recipe calls for beating the sweet potatoes with a mixer, which makes for light and fluffy sweet potatoes with a few chunks mixed in. If you prefer a super smooth texture, try using a food processor instead.


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A Ruth's Chris Classic Reinvented: Sweet Potato Casserole

Ruth's Chris Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Jaden Hair
Servings: 4Prep Time:15 minutesCook Time:45 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 841 kcal


  • 1.5 pounds sweet potatoes peeled (about 4 medium-sized)
  • Crust Topping Mixture:
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts pecans preferred
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Sweet Potato Mixture:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg well beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter


  • Cut the sweet potatoes half and add them to a pot of salted water. Bring the pot to a boil, and cook for 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through. They should be easily pierced with a fork. Drain.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Mash the sweet potatoes with the Sweet Potato Mixture ingredients. Combine thoroughly and pour into a baking dish.
  • In a separate bowl, combine Crust Topping Mixture, and sprinkle Crust Mixture evenly onto the surface of the sweet potatoes.
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 350°.


Calories: 841kcalCarbohydrates: 121gProtein: 8gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 470mgPotassium: 740mgFiber: 7gSugar: 85gVitamin A: 24900IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 3mg
Keyword ruth chris, sweet potato casserole, thanksgiving casserole
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