Sweet potato casserole


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This recipe has got to be one of my favorite potato side dishes, probably because it is basically a dessert. The topping is what makes this dish so delicious and the marshmallows make for an easy cover for the nutritious sweet potatoes that lie underneath (sneaky mama strikes again!). Yeah I can’t get my kids to eat sweet potatoes for the life of me, I know, what the what?!

Sweet potato casserole
  • 4½ lbs sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1¼ cups cornflakes, crushed
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1½ cups mini marshmallows
  1. bake sweet potatoes at 400 degrees for an hour, cool, peel and mash
  2. reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees
  3. beat potatoes, sugar, butter, milk, eggs, vanilla and salt together
  4. pour potato mixture into an 11x7 baking dish
  5. combine crushed cereal, pecans, brown sugar, and butter
  6. sprinkle over casserole in diagonal row
  7. bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
  8. remove from oven, add marshmallows in the rows between the cereal
  9. bake another 10 minutes