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ruths chris sweet potato recipeWe are having 18 people to our house this year.  I know that it sounds like a lot, but the kids outnumber the adults.  Should I be scared about that?  This year I have to be honest, so I have a confession.  I am such a control freak when it comes to my Thanksgiving meal, that I have never asked anyone to ever bring anything other than wine.  This year, I am making a whole turkey, two breasts, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce (two kinds) and a pear ricotta tart.  For me, that is not a lot of Thanksgiving prep.  Normally, I would be cooking for days.  This year, because I enlisted help, the prep is not too bad, and something tells me, that I might come away with some new Thanksgiving recipes to boot.  I can actually spend the day with my family on a rare day when we all have off.  Which is what I am going to do right now.

I hope that you have a wonderful Thankgiving, and that there are more kitchen successes than failures (and if there are, its all good right?).  Enjoy the holiday with your friends and family, and I’ll see you in a few days.

Much love,

Bree

P.S.  These sweet potatoes are a knock off from the ones that they serve at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (does that name confuse any one else, or is it just me?) and they are a prefect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving meal.  I have never eaten at Ruth’s Chris, but if everything is like this sweet potato number, make me a reservation.

ruths chris sweet potato recipe3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (I bake mine, but you could steam or boil them)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 stick melted butter

Topping:

1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 stick melted butter

ruths chris sweet potato recipeIn a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, and vanilla.

ruths chris sweet potato recipeWhip with electric beaters or in a stand mixer, and add the eggs and melted butter. Beat until light and fluffy.

ruths chris sweet potato recipePour the sweet potato mixture into a casserole dish coated with cooking spray.  Or you can make single servings. At this point, you can cover it and keep it in the fridge for a day or two.  You can also make the topping ahead of time and keep it in a container until you bake off the sweet potatoes.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes.

ruths chris sweet potato recipeMeanwhile, start the topping.  In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, and pecans.

ruths chris sweet potato recipePour in the melted butter.

ruths chris sweet potato recipeStir until combined.

ruths chris sweet potato recipeAdd the topping to the sweet potatoes, and add back to the oven for another 10 minutes.  Let stand for 30 minutes before serving.

ruths chris sweet potato recipe

Recipe adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything.

Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 stick melted butter

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, and vanilla.
  2. Whip with electric beaters or in a stand mixer, and add the eggs and melted butter. Beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Pour the sweet potato mixture into a casserole dish coated with cooking spray. Or you can make single servings. At this point, you can cover it and keep it in the fridge for a day or two. You can also make the topping ahead of time and keep it in a container until you bake off the sweet potatoes. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, start the topping. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, and pecans.
  5. Pour in the melted butter.
  6. Stir until combined.
  7. Add the topping to the sweet potatoes, and add back to the oven for another 10 minutes. Let stand for 30 minutes before serving.
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17 Responses to Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potatoes

  1. Shandi Alegre says:

    I am SO glad you posted this recipe!!! Ruth’s Chris (the name confuses me too)is my favorite restaurant and my mom loves their sweet potatoes so I will definitely be making this tomorrow except since she only eats gluten free I think I going to try it with spelt flower and see how it turns out! I’m a control freak at thanks giving as well and I have to make everything myself so I know how you feel! Hope you and your family have a wonderful thanksgiving !

  2. alison says:

    My mom makes something almost exactly like this…always a family favorite!

  3. Amanda says:

    Ruth’s Chris is AMAZING and these are as well. I just looked up the recipe this week because I was craving them and am now also gluten-free. May attempt to make these with gfree flour & hope it tastes as great!

  4. Cheri says:

    Hi Bree – don’t you love this. I was at a local event last year where they handed out the recipe and samples…soooo good! Glad you asked for help and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving! (I can be a control freak too in that ares:)

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  6. I have never been to Ruth Chris but everyone who goes always raves about the food and their sweet potatoes! I want to try this recipe! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  7. Jess says:

    We celebrated on Monday because we have family that works retail, and I made these. SOOOO yummy. My hubby thought they were too sweet. I’ll probably make it again before thanksgiving next year. Enjoy.

  8. Cara says:

    My husband used to be an executive chef at a Ruth’s Chris and there is a meaning behind the name. The original Chris’ Steakhouse burned so to ensure to her customers it was the one they were used to she added Ruth’s to it— short version :) When my family would eat there this was always our top side dish– definitely a once in a lifetime type of place, not an everyday place— even with a chef husband who worked there we would only go about twice a year

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