Sweet Potato Casserole

I'm suddenly finding myself BEHIND! But...only because I've been paying more attention to the important things. Those cute little important things are at their Auntie's house for a few hours, so here is my attempt at no longer being behind. And yes, I am posting somewhat unseasonably, but I promise that Christmas baking goodies are next on my list! 

Quick mention: Happy birthday to my wonderful hubby today! I love you!

I brought this Sweet Potato Casserole to Thanksgiving dinner and it got RAVE reviews. It is always a little bit odd seeing marshmallows atop a side dish, but ohhhhh goodness I QUICKLY forgot those qualms when I took my first bite.

I have a heaping pile of cleaning to catch up on before my cuties come back, so I'm making this a quick one. Enjoy! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sweet Potato Casserole

You can't go wrong with this delicious side dish!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Dec 5, 2015

Serves: 12

Total time: 1 hr

Sweet

Ingredients:

  • 5 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • TOPPING
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 5 cups miniature marshmallows
Instructions:
  1. Fill a large saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add sweet potato chunks and boil for 20 minutes, or until a fork easily goes through the centers of the potatoes. Drain and mash. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Add the eggs, 1/2 cup butter, milk, 1/2 cup brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice to the mashed potatoes. Mix well and pour into prepared baking dish, spreading into an even layer.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the 1/2 cup brown sugar, flour, pecans and 1/4 cup melted butter. Mix and pour evenly over sweet potatoes (there will be gaps). Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, adding the marshmallows for the last five minutes of baking. Serve warm!