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A side dish that’s as indulgent as it is delicious. Our Ruth’s Chris-Inspired Sweet Potato Casserole is a decadent masterpiece that combines the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes with a luxurious topping of buttery pecans and brown sugar. Whether you’re serving it as part of a holiday feast or enjoying it on a special occasion, this recipe is sure to elevate your dining experience.

Sweet Potato Elegance

The star of this dish is the sweet potatoes themselves—soft, creamy, and naturally sweet. We enhance their flavor with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla, making each bite a heavenly experience. The buttery pecan topping adds a delightful crunch and a touch of caramelization, taking this casserole to the next level.

A Taste of Ruth’s Chris at Home

Inspired by the famous steakhouse’s signature dish, this Sweet Potato Casserole brings the restaurant experience to your own dining table. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any meal, and it will have your guests singing your praises.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Ruth’s Chris-Inspired Sweet Potato Casserole with these variations:

  1. Marshmallow Magic: For a classic twist, add a layer of marshmallows on top of the pecan topping for a sweet and gooey finish.
  2. Spice It Up: Add a pinch of nutmeg or ground cloves to the sweet potato mixture for a hint of warmth and depth of flavor.
  3. Maple Drizzle: Finish the casserole with a drizzle of maple syrup for a touch of sweetness and shine.


Now that you’ve uncovered the secret to this Ruth’s Chris-Inspired Sweet Potato Casserole, it’s time to savor the decadence. Share it with loved ones, make it the star of your holiday table, or enjoy it as a luxurious side dish just for yourself. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your serving suggestions with us. Happy cooking!

Tips or Notes:

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  • Boil the sweet potatoes until they are fork-tender for the best texture in the casserole.
  • Customize the level of sweetness by adjusting the amount of brown sugar and marshmallows, if using.
  • You can make the pecan topping in advance and store it in an airtight container until ready to use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I prepare this casserole in advance?

Yes, you can assemble the casserole in advance and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake it. Just be sure to add the pecan topping just before baking.

Can I use canned sweet potatoes for this recipe?

While fresh sweet potatoes are recommended for the best flavor and texture, canned sweet potatoes can be used as a convenient alternative.



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  • For the Sweet Potato Base:
  • 4 cups 4 (about 4-5 medium) sweet potatoes, peeled, cooked, and mashed

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (113g) unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) milk

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (50g) granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (50g) brown sugar

  • 2 large 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 salt

  • For the Pecan Topping:
  • 1 cup 1 (120g) chopped pecans

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (113g) unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (100g) brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 (40g) all-purpose flour


  • For the Sweet Potato Base:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed sweet potatoes, melted butter, milk, granulated sugar, brown sugar, beaten eggs, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and salt. Mix until well combined.
  • Transfer the sweet potato mixture to a greased 9×13-inch (23x33cm) baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  • For the Pecan Topping:
  • In a separate bowl, combine the chopped pecans, melted butter, brown sugar, and all-purpose flour. Mix until the topping is crumbly.
  • To Assemble:
  • Sprinkle the pecan topping evenly over the sweet potato mixture.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the casserole is hot, bubbly, and the pecan topping is golden brown.
  • Serve your Ruth’s Chris-Inspired Sweet Potato Casserole hot and enjoy the decadence!

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