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Sweet Potato Casserole

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Mashed sweet potatoes, sweetened with sugar and seasoned with nutmeg and cinnamon, are the key ingredients in this delicious Thanksgiving dish.

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • half a stick of butter softened
  • brown sugar (about half a cup)
  • granulated sugar (1/3 a cup)
  • cinnamon (about 1/2 a teaspoon)
  • nutmeg (a shake)
  • large marshmallows
  • pecan pieces or walnut pieces (optional)

Preparation:

Prick and boil your potatoes for about 40 to 50 minutes and check for doneness; usually if knife can be stuck through. Let them cool and peel.

Preheat oven to 350. Put potatoes in 2 quart greased casserole dish and add all ingredients except marshmallows. Mash potatoes and ingredients real well; you can even use an electric mixer or hand mixer to make sure they're mixed real well. Heat for about 20 minutes.

Put your oven up to 400 degrees and add marshmallows. I prefer mini marshmallows but many people use large, too. Put marshmallows on top of the sweet potatoes and heat for about 5-10 minutes or until browning on top.

It's pretty basic but if you want to add a little touch, add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract or a liqueur or flavoring to it. - Kelly

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