Recipe by Cindy
"This recipe is a family favorite for holiday dinners. It is requested even by non-sweet potato eaters!"
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cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
packed light brown sugar
I've been trying for years to find the perfect sweet potato soufle recipe. This one definitely qualifies. I served it with my Thanksgiving dinner, and everyone raved about how delicious it was. I found a couple of problems with the recipe, though. In the ingredients list it calls for 1/3 c. softened butter. Then in the directions that amount is changed to 1/4 c. I had already measured out the 1/3 c. so I went ahead and used that much. It was fine. I think it works best when the margarine is melted rather than just softened, too. The baking dish called for in the recipe is 9x13. I believe that is much too large for a single recipe. I used one that is 8x11 and it was the ideal size.
This was unfortunately terribly terribly sweet for us. It is really more like a moist confection than a vegetable! My family did not like it, but it really depends on how you like sweet potatoes done.
This was a terrific recipe for using minimal ingredients. Here's what I did to make it easy. I cut the recipe in half and it was more than enough for the 3 of us. That meant, I only used one sweet potatoe and I cubed it before boiling it so I was able to have mashed sweet potato in less than 15 minutes. Also, I added a little orange peel zest to the mixture. I put the entire thing in a glass pie plate and it made the presentation beautiful. The topping crunched up perfectly and this was easy to make while managing my main course.
I made this for todays Thanksgiving dinner. It received very high remarks. The only changes I make was I doubled the topping.Also, I used two 40 oz. cans of sweet potatoes drained well. and NO ONE could tell. This really cuts the prep time in half. Thanks for sharing.
I have made many versions of sweet potato casserole, but this is my favorite! My husband loved it. I used a 29 oz. can of yams instead of fresh ones and it came out great. I just drained and mashed them. Great recipe, easy and delicious, especially the pecan topping!
This is almost the same as my recipe,it varies in sugar and butter amount. For 3 cups sweet potatoes, I use 3 small cans of Taylor brand. I like to heat them up a bit for easier mixing in the microwave just until warm (but not necesary). Add 1/4-1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1/3 cup butter at room temperature, but can use right out of frige if potatoes are warm. Also add 1 tsp. vanilla ext. and 1tsp. salt.( no liquids.) Blend in mixer till smooth. Topping: 1/2 c. melted margarine, 1/2-3/4 c. brown sugar(light) Depending on how sweet you want it,and 1 c chopped nuts. I put in a 10 inch deep dish pie plate,(not necesary to grease dish) Bake 350 for 25 min. Everyone loves this dish. My kids won't touch sweet potatoes, so I don't know how kid freindly this is, but anyone who likes sweet potatoes and nuts will love this. It is a sweet vegetable and like a dessert, but I would never serve as a dessert. There are different versions of this recipe, you can't really go wrong with them. Thanks Cindy!
I have actually made this several times. I like it so much better without the marshmallows. It is an easy and delicious recipe. Thanks for posting.
I have used this recipe for over a year, and brought it to Thanksgiving dinner last week. People who were avid sweet potato haters were declaring their love for this dish. I have never changed the recipe, it's great as is.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Scrumptious Sweet Potato Casserole
Serving Size: 1/9 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 9
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 200
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