Ruth’s Chris Copycat Sweet Potato Casserole

Ruth’s Chris Copycat Sweet Potato Casserole
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Ruth’s Chris restaurants are famous for this amazing Sweet Potato Casserole – now you can make it at home!  Creamy, delicious sweet potatoes are topped with a crisp, pecan streusel topping making for an amazing side to any holiday meal! An amazing Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner side dish!

Ruth's Chris restaurants are famous for this amazing Sweet Potato Casserole - now you can make it at home! Creamy, delicious sweet potatoes are topped with a crisp, pecan streusel topping making for an amazing side dish to any holiday meal!

 

If you’ve ever dined at a Ruth’s Chris Steak House, you’ve likely had, or at the very least, heard of their famous Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping.  I must say, it’s pretty awesome!  Their patrons have been known to order this rich side for dessert and have it topped with vanilla ice cream!  I decided as soon as I enjoyed this decadent side dish in the restaurant that I must figure out how to make it at home!

 

Ruth's Chris restaurants are famous for this amazing Sweet Potato Casserole - now you can make it at home! Creamy, delicious sweet potatoes are topped with a crisp, pecan streusel topping making for an amazing side to any holiday meal! An amazing Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner side dish!

There are two aspects to this dish that make it extraordinary!  The creamy, tender sweet potatoes and the crisp, pecan topping.  It took a while for me to get both of these components the right texture, but I think I finally got it spot-on to restaurant quality!

Ruth's Chris restaurants are famous for this amazing Sweet Potato Casserole - now you can make it at home! Creamy, delicious sweet potatoes are topped with a crisp, pecan streusel topping making for an amazing side to any holiday meal! An amazing Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner side dish!

I started with a generous amount of sweet potatoes.  I steamed about 3 lbs until fork-tender.  From here I added butter, half and half, brown sugar, an egg, and vanilla!  I used a potato masher to get them to just the right, creamy (but not over processed or gluey) texture.  I think if you were to use a hand-mixer they would become a little over-processed.  I would recommend sticking to the potato masher.  It’s much easier to gauge the right texture this way.

From here, spread the creamy sweet potato mixture into the bottom of a medium-sized baking dish.  The baking dish I’m using here is 7×9, but any medium sized baking dish will work well, also.

 

Ruth's Chris restaurants are famous for this amazing Sweet Potato Casserole - now you can make it at home! Creamy, delicious sweet potatoes are topped with a crisp, pecan streusel topping making for an amazing side to any holiday meal! An amazing Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner side dish!

You’ll then top the sweet potato mixture with the delicious, pecan crumble.  In my opinion, this makes the dish!!  It adds such a wonderful texture and crunch to the creamy potatoes.  I also added some additional pecan halves to the top for a pretty garnish.  This gives it a special presentation that is great for a holiday meal.

 

Ruth's Chris restaurants are famous for this amazing Sweet Potato Casserole - now you can make it at home! Creamy, delicious sweet potatoes are topped with a crisp, pecan streusel topping making for an amazing side to any holiday meal! An amazing Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner side dish!

Once the dish comes out of the oven, it will look and smell incredible!  You’ll want to forget the turkey or prime rib, and dig right in to this!  The beautiful bright orange potatoes underneath the crisp, golden pecan topping will be a show-stopper for any holiday dinner!

 

Ruth's Chris restaurants are famous for this amazing Sweet Potato Casserole - now you can make it at home! Creamy, delicious sweet potatoes are topped with a crisp, pecan streusel topping making for an amazing side to any holiday meal! An amazing Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner side dish!

Here’s the simple recipe for this amazing Ruth’s Chris Copycat Sweet Potato Casserole:

Yields 8 servings

Ruth's Chris Copycat Sweet Potato Casserole

Ruth's Chris restaurants are famous for this amazing Sweet Potato Casserole - now you can make it at home! Creamy, delicious sweet potatoes are topped with a crisp, pecan streusel topping making for an amazing side dish to any holiday meal!

30 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and steamed (you can also boil), until fork tender
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. half and half
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Pecan Crumble Topping:
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • Pecan halves (for garnish, if desired)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium baking dish, spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Wash, peel, and steam the sweet potatoes, until fork-tender. (Depending on how large or small they are cut, this takes about 20 minutes.) Transfer potatoes to a mixing bowl, and add the brown sugar, half and half, butter, egg, vanilla and salt. Using a potato masher, combine the ingredients and mash until mostly smooth. Small lumps are okay. Transfer the potato mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir together to combine. Pour the melted butter over the top, and stir until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the potatoes, covering completely. Garnish with some pecan halves, if desired.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool slighly before serving. Enjoy!
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Side Dish
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This makes for the perfect side dish to any holiday meal.  This holiday, I hope you get to enjoy the job that the season brings!  ~Erin

Ruth's Chris restaurants are famous for this amazing Sweet Potato Casserole - now you can make it at home!  Creamy, delicious sweet potatoes are topped with a crisp, pecan streusel topping making for an amazing side to any holiday meal! An amazing Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner side dish!

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Comments

  1. Perfect dish to grace any holiday table! Thank you so much for coming over and sharing your recipe with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ~Laurie
  2. These looks so yummy! I bet they will be a huge hit around here. Thanks for posting
  3. This looks fantastic!!! Thank you for linking up last week to Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again this week!
  4. That is a beautiful dish! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!
  5. Oh my goodness, YES! I need this in my life (or my Thanksgiving table!) Thanks for sharing over at Share the Wealth Sunday!

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