Buttery cracker sweet potato casserole can be on the dinner table in just 30 minutes! No boiling & peeling sweet potatoes. Sweet and creamy sweet potatoes topped with crunchy buttery cracker crumbs. This is such a fun twist to the classic casserole but so much easier. The perfect Thanksgiving side dish | #sweetpotatocasserole #casserolerecipes #thanksgivingrecipes

Buttery Cracker Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potato casserole with canned sweet potatoes! This can be on the dinner table in just 30 minutes. No boiling & peeling sweet potatoes. Sweet and creamy sweet potato casserole topped with a buttery Ritz cracker crumb topping. 

Course Side Dish
Keyword canned sweet potatoes, sweet potato casserole, thanksgiving recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Jessica - Together as Family


Sweet Potatoes

  • 1 can (40 oz) sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Buttery Cracker Topping

  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers (about 30 crackers)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl combine all sweet potato ingredients and blend together using a handheld blender, until creamy and smooth. If you prefer a chunkier sweet potato mixture, then do not beat as much. Spread mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  3. To make the cracker topping: Use a food processor to finely ground up the Ritz crackers. You could also put the crackers in a Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.
  4. Combine the crushed crackers with the brown sugar and melted butter. Stir together until it resembles wet sand. Sprinkle evenly over the sweet potatoes.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Top will be lightly toasted and internal temperature should be 165 degrees.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can easily be doubled. Simple double every ingredient and bake in a 9x13 baking dish. Watch the cook time because it will probably have to cook a bit longer.


If you want a less sweet casserole reduce the sugar in the sweet potato mixture to 1/4 cup. I think the recipe as is, is perfectly sweet, but to some it may be too sweet.