The BEST Sweet Potato Soufflé

5 from 2 votes

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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!

A pan of sweet potato souffle
Make this easy Thanksgiving recipe in just 45 minutes.

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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.

A pan of sweet potato casserole

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!

Sweet Potatoes on a cutting board and other ingredients

How to make this

Not only is this sweet potato souffle easy to make, you’ll only need a few tools from your kitchen:

Different steps to making a sweet potato casserole


Can you freeze sweet potato souffle?

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.

What can I use for the topping instead of nuts?

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
A serving of sweet potato souffle

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.

A casserole with two plates and scattered pecans.

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The BEST Sweet Potato Soufflé

5 from 2 votes
This sweet potato soufflé is a must-make for your Thanksgiving dinner this year.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Yield: 10 people
By: Dan from Platter Talk



  • 3 Cups Sweet Potatoes, Cooked and mashed, about 3 large sweet potatoes

For the Filling

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted

For the Topping

  • 1 Cup Brown sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Butter, Melted
  • 1/3 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.


Calories: 433kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 74mg, Sodium: 179mg, Potassium: 232mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 44g, Vitamin A: 6200IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Holiday Food
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  1. 5 stars
    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!