My mom always makes this on Thanksgiving. This recipe reminds me of my childhood. I love the way the marshmallows get caramelized on the outside and gooey on the inside—reminds me of smores.
Sweet Potato Casserole
(Makes about 8 servings)
- 4 cups sweet potatoes, boiled and mashed
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
- 2 eggs
- 1 to 2 cups mini-marshmallows for topping
Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine mashed sweet potatoes with sugar, nutmeg, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well. Beat in butter, milk, and nuts until light; beat in eggs. Pour mixture into a buttered casserole dish (1 1/2-quart size). Top with marshmallows. Bake until marshmallows are toasted, about 20 minutes.
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