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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 | www.togetherasfamily.com #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


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Combine the crushed crackers with the brown sugar and melted butter. Stir together until it resembles wet sand. Sprinkle evenly over the sweet potatoes.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Top will be lightly toasted and internal temperature should be 165 degrees.


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.