Texas Sweet Potato Casserole 

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes



  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped black olives
  • 2 green onions, sliced


Preheat your oven to 400ºF.

In a large pot, add the sweet potatoes and cover with water. Add the salt and bring to a boil. Boil until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain.

Add the sweet potatoes back into the pot and mash with the cinnamon, black pepper, cumin, and butter. Mash until smooth. Pour into a casserole dish and top with the cheese. Bake until cheese is bubbly, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with olives and green onions. Serve.


Add a bit of hot sauce into your potatoes if you want this dish to have a little more spire.

You can make this in advance by mashing the sweet potatoes up to 1 day in advance.

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