Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sweet Potato Casserole

Fun Fact I HATE CANDIED YAMS!!! But one year I went to my cousins house for Thanksgiving (hey Nita) She made this sweet potato soufflé and I really enjoyed it. I sort of recreated it with this sweet potato casserole. Yes its sweet, yes it’s made from yams but no it does not taste like those God awful candied yams. LOL of course you can tweak it to your liking with the amount of sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon you add.



Ingredients

3 cups mashed sweet potatoes

2 eggs, lightly beaten

½ cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ cup melted butter

½ - ¾ cup cream (or milk)

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract



Topping

½ cup brown sugar

1/3 cup flour

½ cup chopped walnuts

½ cup chopped pecans

3 tablespoons melted butter

1 cup mini marshmallows (optional)



Directions:

Mix all of the casserole ingredients together until well blended.

Spread into a buttered casserole dish.

Mix topping ingredients (except marshmallows) together and sprinkle over the casserole.

Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.

If topping with marshmallows, place them on the casserole and bake for an addition 5-7 minutes or until marshmallows have melted.