This Ruth’s Chris sweet potato casserole is a copycat of the restaurant version. It’s a layer of creamy sweet potatoes that’s topped with the most delicious brown sugar and pecan streusel. This sweet potato casserole is perfect for your holiday meals!
Sweet potato casserole is a must-have for my family for all of the holidays. This version from Ruth’s Chris Steak House is one of the best I’ve ever had. That crunchy topping is just fabulous when paired with sweet potatoes. This one will become a holiday tradition in your house as it has in mine.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably a fan of Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Don’t get me wrong, I love the steak and all, but I really go there for the amazing side dishes. From mushrooms to creamed spinach to loaded potatoes, I love them all. My favorite of the bunch is the Ruth’s Chris sweet potato casserole, and I actually think my version is better than the restaurant version.
How do you make Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato casserole?
This recipe starts with cooked sweet potatoes. You can bake, steam or boil your potatoes. I typically bake mine whole, then remove the peels or simply scoop out the insides. The potatoes are mashed with sugar, eggs, butter and a bit of vanilla to form the base for the casserole.
The sweet potatoes are spread into a baking dish and topped with the most delicious streusel. It almost tastes like a cookie, it’s just that good. After that, the casserole goes into the oven and you’ll be ready to eat.
Tips for Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole
- The traditional recipe calls for chopped pecans in the streusel. If you’re not a fan of pecans, you can use walnuts or simply leave out the nuts altogether.
- This casserole can be assembled up to one day before you plan to bake it. Cover your baking dish with foil and store in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. You will need to add a little more bake time to compensate for starting with a cold casserole.
- This recipe calls for beating the sweet potatoes with a mixer, which makes for light and fluffy sweet potatoes with a few chunks mixed in. If you prefer a super smooth texture, try using a food processor instead.
This sweet potato casserole pairs perfectly with a variety of meats. I serve this recipe with a roasted turkey or Coca Cola ham for an amazing holiday meal. I also serve sweet potato casserole alongside slow cooker whole chicken or steak bites for an everyday weeknight dinner.
Once you try Ruth’s Chris sweet potato casserole, you’ll be hooked! I can’t ever take this off our holiday menu, my family would be so upset if I did. I don’t really blame them, I love it too!
More sweet potato recipes
- Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls
- Sweet Potato Hash
- Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Honey Glazed Root Vegetables
Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole Video
Ruth's Chris Sweet Potato Casserole
- 3 cups cooked sweet potatoes sliced or cubed
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 12 tablespoons butter melted, divided use
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9" square pan or 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
- Place the sweet potatoes, granulated sugar, salt, vanilla extract, eggs and 6 tablespoons of butter in a mixing bowl.
- Beat with a mixer until well blended and fluffy.
- Spoon the sweet potato mixture into the prepared dish in an even layer.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter, brown sugar, flour and pecans.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over the sweet potatoes.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until sweet potatoes are hot and topping is lightly browned. If your topping browns too quickly, you can cover your dish with foil to complete the bake time.
- Let sit for 10 minutes, then serve.