Amaretto Sweet Potato Casserole

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Amaretto Sweet Potatoes can be the sweetest surprise on your Holiday tables!

These Sweet Potatoes can be done with a crunchy praline topping, marshmallow or leave plain.

a wonderful side dish for your holiday tables.

This is a side dish that makes the perfect complement to Turkey, ham, or any meat you like.

The kids love it with this nutty flavor and sure feels and tastes like a fall dessert more than a vegetable.

If you can't find Amaretto Liquor do try making my recipe for Homemade Amaretto it's perfect for this casserole dish.

Scroll down to my printable recipe card for this delicious recipe.

sweet potato casserole

The Perfect Sweetness!

The great taste of Amaretto will make everyone at the table say wow!. Has always been a huge hit, we alternate Holidays with Amaretto and Frangelico in this one.

Either way, it's delicious.

Even my son, that always hated sweet potatoes, loves it now.

This crunchy topping makes all the difference and a hit for everyone here.

Sweet potato lovers will ask for this over and over again!

I make a dish with and without Amaretto and praline topping, the one for the kids has the almond extracts and marshmallows on top.


  1. Boil fresh potatoes first in a little salt water, cool slightly, and add to the food processor to puree peeled or unpeeled
  2. Canned sweet potatoes are perfectly fine to use you just need to drain them first they are already soft enough to puree
  3. Toasted pumpkin seeds can be substituted for pecans for those with nut allergies
  4. Use a good brand of Amaretto for best results, and add more or less to your taste
  5. There are two alternative toppings, one with marshmallows and the other with a praline topping choose whichever one you like in the recipe below
  6. The casserole can be made ahead of time uncooked and frozen

baked sweet potato casserole with a hint of Amaretto for the Thanksgiving table

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Ingredients You Will Need for Amaretto Sweet Potato Casserole

  • sweet potatoes pureed or mashed in a food processor
  • brown sugar
  • evaporated milk or regular whole milk
  • cinnamon
  • Amaretto or Frangelico
  • vanilla
  • butter softened
  • eggs
  • finely shredded coconut (optional)
  • Garnish topping
  • butter flour, nuts, brown sugar, mini marshmallows, maraschino cherries

baked sweet potato casserole with a hint of Amaretto for the Thanksgiving table

Great Side Dish

Amaretto Sweet Potato Casserole is the most asked-for side dish with any meal all year long.

Perfect for Easter too, the kids just love those marshmallows instead of the praline topping of course!

Amaretto Sweet Potatoes

Amaretto Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 8
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 45 Mtotal time: 60 M
The perfect sweet potatoes baked and still chunky with either a marshmallow topping of the pecan praline alternative. The potatoes have a secret ingredient!


  • 3 cups sweet potatoes mashed by hand or use a food processor (use either fresh boiled sweet potatoes, yams, or canned well-drained)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup evaporated milk or regular whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/4 cup Amaretto or Frangelico (or 1 1/2 teaspoons of almond extract)
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup finely shredded coconut (optional)


How to cook Amaretto Sweet Potatoes

  1. Mix all ingredients together and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees in a greased casserole dish.
  2. Praline Topping:
  3. Remove from oven add topping recipe below and broil on the lowest rack just till set....about 3 to 4 minutes on high heat.
  4. 1/2 cup butter
  5. 1/2 cup flour
  6. 1 cup pecans
  7. 3/4 cup brown sugar mix all together, add on top of potatoes.
  8. Alternative instead of pecan topping:
  9. Top with mini marshmallows or just leave the top plain, it's up to you. then broil for 3 minutes or till the marshmallows are brown and the topping is set
  10. you need to watch this one so that it doesn't burn.
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  1. i never cooked sweet potatoes,i saw but it is expansive here.your dish sounds delicious!thanks for sharing!

  2. Good! Topping is very particular!

  3. It's a really simple recipe. Very easy to make!

  4. This looks very simple to make and looks delicious too.

  5. i think I would serve this for dessert with coffee! I really like the amaretto.

  6. I haven't had amaretto in such a long time... What a lovely dish!

  7. Hi

    For the topping, for the butter, is it suppose to be cold or softened.

  8. @Jackie, I usually do soften it in the microwave no more than 10 seconds, you dont want it to be a paste.

  9. I have never had sweet potato prepared this way...looks decadent and absolutely irresistible, Claudia.


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