Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe (Inspired by the Dominican Republic)


Fresh from the COTN Cookbook, this recipe has all the simplicity of a traditional casserole, but with a sweet Hispaniola twist!


Sweet potatoes                               (photo by Pdemchick, via Wikimedia Commons)

The sweet potato (or batata) is a popular food with the many Haitian families who live in the Dominican Republic. Dominican sweet potatoes are generally paler than those found in the U.S., but this recipe can be made with either kind (or even yams).


Sweet potato casserole


Sweet Potato Casserole

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 12

4 sweet potatoes or yams

2 eggs
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F)
2. Wash, peel, cube and boil sweet potatoes (or yams)
3. Drain the potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl
4. Add the eggs, butter, sugar and vanilla
5. Mix together using a hand mixer
6. Spread into greased 9x13 baking dish
7. Spread topping over casserole and bake until bubbly and golden brown (leave out pecans for tree-nut-free version)


1 ⅓ cups flour
½ to 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
⅓ cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar


1. Mix together
2. Spread by dropping small spoonfuls over casserole


Want more recipes like this?


The COTN Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by the Dominican Republic


We are delighted to announce the release of The COTN Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by the Dominican Republic by COTN partners Sheri and Brian Green!


This cookbook contains 50 recipes (including allergy-friendly options), which use ingredients available in the Dominican Republic.


Give $20 to help children in Africa and the Caribbean, and you'll get a free PDF download of the cookbook as our way of saying “thank you!” Feed a child in need while feeding your family!


Get tasty recipes and fun stories from Africa and the Caribbean delivered straight to your inbox.