Madison and Jacob’s Favorite Sweet Potato Casserole & Clifton’s Favorite Crunch Topping

Madison and Jacob's Favorite Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows & Clifton's Crunch Topping

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The sweet potato is a Southern staple. You will find a sweet potato casserole on every Southern table on Thanksgiving or Christmas, or both. I don't remember a Thanksgiving or Christmas without at least one version of sweet potato casserole. And now my grandchildren specifically request sweet potatoes with marshmallows! Nothing says Thanksgiving like marshmallow-topped, mashed sweet potatoes! Or brown sugar crunch topping! (Clifton's favorite)
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Prep Time: minutes Cooking Time: minutes Total Time: minutes

Serves: 6

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (29 ounce) can sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • For Crunch Topping:
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter
  • ⅔ cup organic brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup flour
  • 1 cup pecan pieces

Recipe Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Drain the juice from the sweet potatoes.
  3. Place sweet potatoes in a sauce pan and mash to desired consistency.
  4. Add the brown sugar and butter.
  5. When ingredients are mixed place sweet potato mixture in a glass cooking pan.
  6. Layer with miniature marshmallows.
  7. Bake until marshmallows have melted and are browned.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven 25 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender and marshmallows have melted.
  10. Combine the butter, brown sugar, flour, and pecan pieces in a small bowl, using your fingers to create moist crumbs.
  11. Sprinkle generously over the casserole.
  12. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until the edges pull away from the sides of the pan and the top is golden brown.
  13. Let stand for the mixture to cool and solidify a little bit before serving.

Recipe Notes

  1. I use Trappey's Sugary Sam Golden Cut Sweet Potatoes Yams In Syrup. But, use whatever is available in your market.
  2. I also brown the marshmallows at the last minute using the broil setting.
  3. This recipe is easy to double.
  4. For a different taste, I use a crunch topping instead of marshmallows.
  5. My Mother made this recipe adding Pineapple Tidbits with no topping.

Recipe Credit: Mother and Mamaw

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