Monday, November 7, 2011

mmmmm, mondays: sweet potato casserole

whether we want to admit it or not, the holiday season is upon us. thanksgiving is right around the corner and, i don't know about you, but i'm thankful for some amazing thanksgiving recipes. here's a great one. i'm not a huge fan of sweet potatoes but this recipe is mostly butter and sugar with a little bit of sweet potato mixed in so i'll eat it. it's definitely not something you want to feed your kids every night but for thanksgiving, you won't have any leftovers...and that's something else to be thankful for!

sweet potato casserole

3 cups mashed sweet potatoes

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup)

1 tsp. vanilla

Mix the above ingredients together. Put in a 9 x 13 casserole dish.

Make the topping:

1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup)

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup flour

1 bag miniature marshmallows

add a layer of marshmallows over the sweet potato mixture. mix together the chopped nuts, butter, brown sugar and flour. crumble evenly over the sweet potatoes and marshmallows. bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes uncovered.

this can be made the day before thanksgiving and reheated on thanksgiving day. enjoy!

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