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Sweet Potato Casserole

A classic Sweet Potato Casserole with a Pecan Crunch that is perfect for any holiday dinner
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Food, Recipe, Side Dish

Ingredients

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • 4 large sweet potatoes/Yams with the orange skin
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 C. Half and Half
  • 1/2 t. McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. McCormick® Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 3 T. brown sugar

Topping:

  • 6 tablespoons of softened butter
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. flour or for gluten-free, use a 1 to 1 flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 – 1 cup pecans depending on your tastes
  • mini marshmallows

Instructions

  • Peel your sweet potatoes and chop them up into cubes. Put all of the cubes inside a large pot and cover completely with water. Boil the potatoes until a fork goes through easily. This takes about 8 minutes.
  • Add the other mashed potatoes ingredients and mash until smooth.
  • I always use a hand mixer because that is how my mom does it. It makes for ultra-creamy mashed sweet potatoes.
  • Grease a 9×13 glass pan and then spread your mashed sweet potatoes around the pan with a spatula.
  • Create your topping by mixing all of the topping ingredients except the marshmallows. You can always add more sugar or pecans, depending on how you like your Sweet Potato Casserole. I like a lot of pecans, I think it gives it a nice crunch.
  • After all of your topping ingredients are nicely combined, spread them over the top of your sweet potatoes.
  • Then cover with marshmallows. I never measure out the marshmallows, I go by my husband’s philosophy. If you can see the sweet potatoes, there aren’t enough marshmallows on top yet.
  • Put your sweet potato casserole in a 375-degree oven for 8 minutes.
  • The marshmallows should be a nice golden brown. If your marshmallows aren’t brown yet at 8 minutes, leave it for another minute or two, but make sure to watch them so they don’t burn.
  • Serve hot! My family loves to sprinkle pumpkin pie spice on each helping before serving it. It adds a fun extra flavor.