Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole

Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole


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To prepare this a day ahead, cook the sweet potatoes; combine with brown sugar, butter, and vanilla. Before baking, stir in half the pecans, place in a baking dish, and top with the remaining pecans and marshmallows. If you're toting this dish to a Thanksgiving or Christmas celebration, assemble the casserole and bake at your host's home while the turkey stands.

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Bradenton, FL

Time needed

15 min preparation + 25 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

1 casserole


  • 2 1/2 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3/4 C. packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 C. butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C. finely chopped pecans, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 C. miniature marshmallows

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven, and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain; cool slightly. Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add sugar and next 3 ingredients (through vanilla). Mash sweet potato mixture with a potato masher. Fold in 1/4 C. pecans. Scrape potato mixture into an even layer in an 11x7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 C. pecans; top with marshmallows. Bake at 375 degreesĀ for 25 minutes or until golden.

Reviews (1)

  • Leave off the marshmallows, and add golden raisins and crushed or chunk pineapple (drained) gives it a different flavor altogether.

    Flag as inappropriate HONEYBEAR  |  December 12, 2008

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