Ruth’s Chris Copycat Sweet Potato Casserole

Ruth’s Chris Copycat Sweet Potato Casserole
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The Ultimate Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe!

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!

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!

Here’s a quick reference list of the ingredients you’ll need to make this fantastic sweet potato casserole recipe:

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Brown Sugar
  • Half and Half
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

(For exact recipe amounts, be sure to reference the recipe below.)

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!

How to get the sweet potatoes just right

Start 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 know – the egg sounds a little unconventional, but it actually works as a binding agent for the potatoes. Use a potato masher to get the sweet potatoes to just the right, creamy (but not over processed or gluey) texture.  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!

That dreamy pecan crumble topping!

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 that reside below it.  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!

It’s ready to serve!

Once the dish comes out of the oven, it will look and smell incredible! This Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole will be the most popular side on your holiday table. 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!

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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 all 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!
  6. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!
  7. Thank you for another sweet potato recipe. I absolutely adore the vegetable and eat them several times a week.
  8. Your Sweet Potato Casserole will be delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at our Thanksgiving Edition of Full Plate Thursday! Hope you have a great week and come back soon! Miz Helen

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