My Aunt Pat is world famous for her delicious Sweet Potato Casserole recipe and now I'm sharing it with you.

Aunt Pat’s Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

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My Aunt Pat is world famous for her delicious Sweet Potato Casserole with Oatmeal Topping. It’s rich and flavorful and southern and good! I remember her making it year after year for our family get-togethers and somehow it just made the meal super special. Now I’m sharing Aunt Pat’s Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe with you! And speaking of sweet potato casserole, if you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner (or any special holiday meal), check out this stress-free Thanksgiving dinner checklist!

aunt pat's sweet potato casserole in a dish and on a plate

I love spending time with my family and my Aunt Pat has always held a super special place in my heart.

A few years ago, she put together a family recipe book and she included this recipe. It’s super special to get to have it and make it for my family now.

family recipe cookbook and a bowl of mashed sweet potatoes

I have made a few changes to her recipe over the years. The flavor of this sweet potato dish puts those canned lumps covered in marshmallows to shame. Another great thing about the casserole is that it’s made with real food ingredients, which I am all about!

Aunt Pat used bourbon in her sweet potatoes, but I never have any around my house, so I have always just left that out. I have had it both ways, and can honestly tell you, I can’t really tell the difference.

sweet potato casserole on the table with a bow next to it
sweet potato casserole being mixed up in a kitchen aid mixer

We grow our own sweet potatoes for this dish. 

For another twist on sweet potato dessert, try this sweet potato pie ice cream.

Southern sweet potato casserole

Step one is to roast and mash 3-4 Cups of sweet potatoes. I just wash them off and toss them in the oven at 350 and roast for about an hour or when they are fork tender. It depends on the size of your potatoes how long they will take to roast, but you want them nice and soft.

aunt pat's sweet potato casserole in a dish with a lid

Sweet potato casserole with oat topping

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Aunt Pat’s Sweet Potato Casserole

Delicious, sweet, crunchy topped sweet potato dish that is to die for. Make it for your special occasion!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday meals, sweet potato casserole with oatmeal topping, thanksgiving side dish
Servings: 8
Author: Christina Kamp


  • 3-4 c. sweet potatoes mashed
  • 1/2 c. raw sugar
  • 1/2 c. melted butter
  • pinch salt
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/3 c. bourbon optional
  • 1/2 c. whipping cream
  • 1/3 c. melted butter
  • 1 c. raw sugar
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 c. chopped pecans I am allergic to tree nuts, so I replace this with old fashioned rolled oats


  • Roast and mash sweet potatoes. (I dump them into my kitchen aid and mix them up good)
  • Mix 1/2 c. raw sugar, 1/2 c. melted butter, salt, eggs, bourbon and whipping cream together with sweet potatoes.
  • Put into a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Mix rest of ingredients and sprinkle over top of potato mixture.
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.


Adapted from Pat and LD Barney

I know this recipe will knock your socks off. You will never want to go back to canned sweet potatoes again. When you’re making it, think about my sweet Aunt Pat and all the love she put into cooking it for my family. It’s good stuff!

Check out more holiday meal dishes like how to make homemade turkey gravy like grandma’s, homemade cranberry sauce, grandma’s chocolate pie, homemade rolls, pumpkin pie, roasted broccoli and so much more. 

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  1. Who doesn’t like something when it is made with love? With that said, my goodness does that pie look phenomenal.