Lacey Chabert's Family Sweet Potato Casserole

Simple, sweet, and perfect.

Lacey Chabert
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In a recent virtual press event for Dearfoams Slippers, Lacey Chabert discussed how her holiday menu is influenced by her Southern roots. "I'm from the south, so typical desserts that we make, are things that my great grandmother passed along recipes for. Coconut cake. So yummy. Pecan pie, sweet potato pie and homemade whip cream and real vanilla beans. And banana pudding," she divulged. The Mississippi native who often graces our screens during the holidays in many a Hallmark movie also shared this recipe with us, her family's traditional sweet potato casserole. The classic preparation for this timeless side dish lets those Southern ingredients shine.


  • 3 cups Sweet potato, raw

  • 1 cup Sugars, granulated

  • ½ cup Butter, without salt

  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract


  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup Nuts, pecans

  • ½ cup Butter, without salt

  • ½ cup Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached


  1. Puree or mash peeled and boiled sweet potatoes and combine with sugar, vanilla extract and 1/2 cup of melted butter. Pour into buttered casserole dish.

  2. For topping, combine brown sugar, pecans, flour and 1/2 cup of melted butter and pour evenly over sweet potatoes.

  3. Bake at 350° for approximately 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.

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