Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

This sweet potato casserole recipe is reminiscent of a meat pie with out the dough. Picture biting into a subtly sweet and creamy top filled with saucy, delicious beef. It is the ultimate comfort food.

You can make this scrumptious sweet potato casserole recipe with chicken if you prefer. Simply make sure you cube the chicken into small cubes. I love adding black olives and raisins to this but that is completely optional and up to you.

This is what you are going to need for this appealing sweet potato casserole recipe:

Serves six
3 to 4 large sweet potatoes – boiled, peeled and mashed (about 3 cups)
2 hard boiled eggs – peeled
1 medium onion – finely chopped
2 garlic cloves – minced
1 small chili pepper – membrane and seeds removed – finely chopped
1 TBS finely chopped bell pepper
1 TBS finely chopped parsley
¾ pound finely cubed beef OR ground beef
1 TBS tomato paste
3 tomatoes – peeled and finely chopped Or 1-15 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 TBS crushed dried oregano
1 cup chicken broth
Salt/ Pepper/ Olive Oil
Raisins and black olives – optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat a skillet with some olive oil. Add the onion and cook for about 8 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for about one minute. Add the chili pepper, bell pepper and parsley. Mix well.

Add the tomato paste and mix. Add the tomatoes and the chicken broth. Add the oregano and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes. If using raisins, add them now.

Place the cooked beef into a casserole dish. Layer the sliced egg and raisins and olives (if using) on top of the meat. Top with the mashed sweet potatoes.

Bake for about 30 minutes until top is browned and meat is bubbly. Serve & Enjoy!

Print the Sweet Potato Beef Casserole Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • September 30, 2011


    OMG! I made this dish. I let my mom, aunt and stepdad taste it. Which are all diabetics. They thoroughly enjoyed it because of the sweet potatoes on top. They say are good for them. It browned beautifully and they want me to make it agian. And my husband is asking for more. AWESOME!

  • October 5, 2011


    Yay! I am so happy this worked for you. Thank you so much for letting me know. Have a great day!
    Mary Ann