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classic sweet potato casserole

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Frances Shafik
Tampa, FL

I found this recipe around 2006 and its been a big hit for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Though my husband prefers it for dessert rather then a side dish.

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8 servings
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For classic sweet potato casserole

  • 6 md
    sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 c
    sugar( optional)
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    plus 2 tbsp butter. melted and divided
  • 2 lg
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 14 lg
    marshmallows cut crosswise

How To Make classic sweet potato casserole

  • 1
    Pierce potatoes with fork. Cook on high in microwave until tender, turning once, about 8 minutes per side. Cut open; cool. Spoon potato flesh into bowl; mash until smooth. Measure 3 cups mashed potatoes.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 11/7 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. ( I typically use the disposable baking dishes instead.)
  • 3
    Combine mashed sweet potatoes, granulated sugar, milk, 1/3 cup butter, eggs, vanilla and salt in medium bowl; stir to mix well. Spoon into prepared dish.
  • 4
    Combine brown sugar and flour in small bowl; stir to mix well. Sprinkle over sweet potato mixture. Sprinkle with nuts; drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Bake 20 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove from Oven and arrange marshmallow. Bake for another 10 minutes or until the marshmallows are golden brown.