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.

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

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.

Love Sweet Potatoes? Try these recipes!

Check out more of my easy potato recipes and the best Thanksgiving side dish recipes here on CopyKat!

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

La Comedia Sweet Potato Souffle

Make the loved La Comedia Sweet Potato Souffle at home. 
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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

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Eleqtriki gamodzaxebit

    My daughter-in-law served this at Thanksgiving ელექტრიკი გამოძახებით it was delicious. It will now be served at all our Holiday meals,

  2. PMorrisHTX

    I’ve been making this for the holidays for nearly 40 years and sometimes add leftover carrots. We’ve always preferred ours with much less sugar and began substituting with maple syrup, stevia or very small amounts of Swerve sugar replacement.

  3. Crissy Buttacavoli

    5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! Even people who do not like sweet potato will eat this up! This is an award winning recipe!

  4. Joy Nice

    5 stars
    I have made this recipe for over fifteen years.. Maybe even longer.. My family doesn’t want to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas without it. It’s absolutely delicious.. Almost like a dessert. So easy. Never any leftovers. Enjoy.

  5. Louise

    This is a delicious dish, and the recipe is the same as the one printed on the website. It is the exact same recipe, which LaComedia shares freely to everyone.

  6. AquaticEmber

    I would love to see someone’s take on La Comedia’s salad dressing: Papaya Chutney Dressing. What makes their salads special are the toasted pine nuts, but I could eat this dressing on EVERYTHING.

    • Liz

      Yes! I’m dying for the chutney recipe! I went back home and my friend brought a bottle up from them and it is fantastic. From salad dressing to dipping french fries and marinating chicken it! If anyone has a recipe like it, I would love to have it!

  7. MotorCityMich

    This is delicious. Made it last year and am making it again this year. Only thing I’d suggest is start at half the sugar and taste as you go. To me, 1 cup was too sweet.

  8. Carol Freeze

    My daughter-in-law served this at Thanksgiving it was delicious. It will now be served at all our Holiday meals, including this Christmas when I will be cooking for twenty-two people.

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