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Sweet Potato Casserole

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato casserole
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 573 kcal

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans is the ultimate sweet potato souffle recipe using fresh sweet potatoes, pecan topping and marshmallows.

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Ingredients

Sweet Potatoes:

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

Pecan Topping:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 light brown sugar
  • 2 cups corn flakes
  • 1 cup pecans , roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake sweet potatoes for 45-60 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Remove and allow to cool until able to handle.

  2. Cut sweet potatoes in half, scoop out potato flesh and add to a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.  

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.

  4. Add butter, mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each. Add milk, sugar, cinnamon and salt.  Bake 15 – 20 minutes @400 degrees. 

  5. Place potato mixture into prepared 9x13 baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove. 

  6. Meanwhile, prepare pecan topping. Cream together butter and sugar. Add pecans.  

  7. Top sweet potatoes with marshmallows, return to oven for 5 minutes or until marshmallows start to melt. Remove. 

  8. Top marshmallow layer with creamed butter, sugar and pecans by using two forks and evenly placing over marshmallows. Return to oven for 15 minutes. 

  9. Finish by topping with Corn Flakes, gently pushing them into the mixture. Allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before serving. 

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 573 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 483mg21%
Potassium 715mg20%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 24990IU500%
Vitamin C 6.1mg7%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.