This Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue is the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish. It's crunchy, creamy, and so addictive.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue

This Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue is the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish. Crunchy pecan crumble, fluffy toasted meringue, and creamy sweet potato!
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet potato casserole, sweet potato casserole with meringue, sweet potato casserole without marshmallows, vegetarian sweet potato casserole
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Occasion Christmas, Thanksgiving
Time 60 minutes or more
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 395kcal
Author Sarah Bond


Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • 3 large sweet potatoes peeled
  • ¼ cup butter 60 g
  • ¼ cup milk 60 mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs yolks and whites separated

Pecan Crumble

  • 2 Tbsp melted butter 30 g
  • ½ cup chopped pecans 30 g
  • ¼ cup flour 30 g
  • ¼ cup brown sugar 50 g


  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar 50 g


  • Sweet Potatoes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C). Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Chop the sweet potatoes then throw them in. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until fork tender, then drain. Mash until smooth then add butter, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until combined and set aside until cooled (room temperature), then stir in the egg yolks (reserve the whites). 
  • Bake: Pour sweet potato mix into a casserole dish. In a small bowl combine butter, pecans, flour, and brown sugar, then sprinkle on top. Bake for 25 minutes, or until pecan crumble is crisp.
  • Meringue: Meanwhile, add egg whites to a clean bowl and begin beating at medium speed. When they become frothy, add the tartar and begin adding sugar. Gradually add the sugar until fully incorporated, beating until firm, glossy peaks form. When pecan crumble is crispy, spread meringue on top. Return to the top rack of the oven for 3 minutes, until golden brown (watch closely to prevent burning!)


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13.5g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 579mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.3mg