Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Holiday Sweet Potatoes

My family had been enjoying these as long as I can remember and probably before I was even around. I have tasted many different types -some with marshmallows, some with a pecan crumble topping, some sliced with brown sugar/butter, etc. Our variety is whipped and then baked with the large marshmallows on top. It is sweet but not too terribly rich. I have not always loved sweet potatoes but can't imagine Thanksgiving or Christmas without them. Even if you have a spoonful, it is the perfect taste to go with your turkey, dressing, cranberries, rolls, etc. ENJOY!

Sweet Potatoes

6 sweet potatoes - all about the same size for even cooking
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk (can use half/half)
3-4 eggs depending on size of potatoes
little cinnamon - to taste
dash nutmeg-to taste
1 tsp vanilla
large marshmallows

Bake sweet potatoes at 350 until you can stick a knife through the potato and it slides right off; If some of your potatoes are larger - make sure all of them are done/soft so not to have lumps in your sweet potatoes; using a mixer - start with potatoes and then add the rest of the ingredients. Pour into a greased baking dish and top with large marshmallows; Bake at 325 until marshmallows are golden on top.

* I have made these ahead of time and frozen - without the marshmallows. Just bring to room temperature before baking. I often just make the day before and refrigerate.

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Val said...

I make a version of this dish for every holiday. One of my all time favorites. I love Omaha ... there is a sports bar/pizza parlor there that my husband and I always have to go there when we are in town.

grace said...

the marshmallows make this dish for me--they're such a yummy and sticky and fun addition. this is probably my favorite thanksgiving side--why don't we have it year-round?!?!

Monica H said...

I have to have sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. I didn't think I did anything special to mine, but my family asks for them every year. My aunt even asked for the recipe, which I don't have. So I guess they're good.

I like that you used the larger marshmallows instead of the minis on these. They look so fun that way!