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