Sweet potato souffle is a fast and easy Thanksgiving side dish you need to try this year. As a bonus, prepare this as a make-ahead side dish and pop it in the oven a half hour before dinnertime!
What is this?
This sweet potato souffle is southern recipe that is similar to a sweet potato casserole but with a smoother texture. It has a sweet crunchy topping that can be customized to your own taste.
What's in it?
You'll need about 3 large sweet potatoes for this easy holiday side dish. The rest of the ingredients are common pantry staples that you probably already have in your kitchen!
How to make this
Not only is this sweet potato souffle easy to make, you'll only need a few tools from your kitchen:
You can freeze this but because of the eggs, you'll want to bake it first. Allow it to cool and then seal or wrap to keep it air-tight.
If you have a nut allerguy or just dont' care for nuts, you can easily substitute any of the following:
- Crushed pretzels
- Roasted seeds (pumpkin, squash, sunflower)
- Dried cranberries, raisins, golden raisins
- Roasted chickpeas
What to serve with this
Sweet potato souffle can be be served as a savory side dish to many different main dishes. It's perfect as a Thanksgiving side dish or for Sunday supper. Here are a few of our favorite things to go along with this easy recipe.
- Herb-Roasted Turkey Tenderloin
- Simple Roast Chicken
- Prime Rib
- Bacon-Wrapped Lamb Meddalions
- Roasted Savory & Citrus Turkey
Other Sweet Potato Recipes
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The BEST Sweet Potato Soufflé
- 9 x 13-inch casserole pan
- Wooden spoon
- Large mixing bowl
- 3 Cups Sweet Potatoes Cooked and mashed, about 3 large sweet potatoes
For the Filling
- 2 Eggs
- ⅓ Cup Milk
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- ½ Cup Butter Melted
For the Topping
- 1 Cup Brown sugar
- ⅓ Cup Butter Melted
- ⅓ Cup Flour
- 1 Cup Pecans Finely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350° F. Using a wooden spoon and a large mixing bowl, combine the sweet potatoes with the filling and stir together until creamy. Use a spatula to transfer to a greased casserole dish.
- Mix the topping ingredients until crumbly, then sprinkle over the filling. Bake for 30 minutes.
This dish was the star of our Thanksgiving dinner! Everyone raved about it. It was easy to whip together and so yummy! I added marshmallows to the top to make this even more amazing. I will definitely make this again!
Dan from Platter Talk
Angie, Thanks for the great feedback and we're happy you tried this sweet potato recipe!
Hi Dan! This sweet potato soufflé looks and sounds delicious! And easy recipe too! Love it!
Dan from Platter Talk
Thanks, Ladies, it's one of our favorites from below the Mason-Dixon Line!