Ruths Chris Sweet Potato Casserole

 While I was there, I noticed most of the tables had ordered small dishes of the restaurant's famous sweet potatoes and people were going batty over it. My favorite way to eat sweet potatoes is simply baked, with butter in the middle.

But casseroles are the thing on the holidays and this recipe is quite popular, judging by the Internet requests for it. I used the orange fleshed garnet yam, which is actually a sweet potato


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans preferred)
  • 1/3 stick butter -- melted (Do not omit or reduce this amount)

  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (Garnets looks best and I bake mine first)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs -- well beaten
  • 1 stick butter -- ( 1/2 cup) melted (You can leave it out or reduce it, if you wish) 


Combine brown sugar, flour, nuts and butter in mixing bowl. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter in a mixing bowl in the order listed. Mix thoroughly.
Pour mixture into buttered baking dish.
Sprinkle the surface of the sweet potato mixture evenly with the crust mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to set at least 30 minutes before serving.
Serves 6 Hint: Double the recipe. People will love the leftovers, which also freeze beautifully.

4 Responses to "Ruths Chris Sweet Potato Casserole"

  1. Wow! THAT sounds sooo delicious I'm definitely gonna try for the holidays..I already know it's going to be a huge hit..

    1. Lisa, I found this recipe of Pinterest 6 yrs ago and have made it every yr since then. It is a family favorite and it is to die for. Enjoy!

  2. I want to make this but with canned yams and I’m doubling it so as long as I drain and measuring use do you think it will work

  3. That’s what I do! It turns out great every time!