La Comedia Sweet Potato Souffle

La Comedia Sweet Potato Souffle

La Comedia Sweet Potato Souffle is one of the most requested recipes of this local dinner theater. This Southen casserole side dish is perfect for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or anytime you want to add something extra delicious to dinner.

A Taste of Broadway in Ohio

Nestled in the town of Springboro, Ohio is something unexpected – a dinner theater. La Comedia combines Broadway-style productions with fine dining.

Joe Adkins, the theater’s current producer, has been an integral part of La Comedia for over thirty years. Joe’s brother David bought the theatre in 1995, and the Adkin family loves being part of the unique and wonderful La Comedia history.

Sweet Potato Souffle with Pecans

La Comedia’s most famous dish is probably the sweet potato souffle. This is the most-ordered menu item at the Ohio dinner theater. It’s ideal for the holidays or anytime you want to add something extra special for dinner.

This is a delicious dish and just like the recipe that La Comedia shares freely with everyone. And thanks to the viewer who sent in this recipe for La Comedia Sweet Potato Souffle.

If you enjoy southern sweet potato casserole, you’ll also enjoy this recipe. It’s just a bit more complex than your average home-style sweet potato casserole – but still easy to make.

If you’ve never had the chance to see a show at La Comedia, you can still make its beloved sweet potato souffle at home. Your family won’t want to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas without it.

It’s absolutely delicious; almost like a dessert. If you don’t want it to be so sweet, I suggest you start with half the sugar and taste as you go. This dish is so tasty that you’ll never have any leftovers! Enjoy!

sweet potato souffle with pecans in a baking dish

Sweet Potato Souffle Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need to make the dish:

  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Brown Sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Pecans
sweet potato souffle ingredients on a tray.

How to Make Sweet Potato Souffle

  1. Mix together sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, milk, salt, and butter.
    sweet potato souffle filling in a bowl.
  2. Pour the mixture into a buttered 2-quart casserole dish.
  3. Mix together brown sugar, flour, butter, and pecans.
    ingredients for sweet potato souffle pecan topping in a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle topping evenly over potato mixture.
  5. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes.

What’s the Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and Yams?

This is a question that often comes up. The confusion arises because the names sweet potato and yam are commonly used interchangeably. But, in reality, they are two different root vegetables and belong to two different plant families.

The sweet potato is a member of the morning glory family, whereas the yam has the lily as a relative. Yams are larger and sweeter than sweet potatoes and are not as nutritious. Get more information on how to tell sweet potatoes and yams apart and cook each of them properly.

sweet potato souffle with pecans in a blue baking dish.

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overhead view of sweet potato souffle with pecans in a baking dish.

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La Comedia Sweet Potato Souffle

Make the loved La Comedia Sweet Potato Souffle at home. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword La Comedia Sweet Potato Souffle, Sweet potato casserole, Sweet Potato Souffle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 333kcal


Sweet Potato Filling

  • 4 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • stick melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pecan Topping

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • cup melted butter
  • 1 cup pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Mix together sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, milk, salt, and ⅓ cup of melted butter.
  • Butter the casserole dish with soften butter.
  • Pour the potato mixture into the 2-quart prepared baking dish.
  • Mix together all streusel topping ingredients and crumble the mixture evenly over the sweet potato mixture.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes.


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 6585IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg

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