Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 8:15 am
By: News On 6


2 ½ pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup light butter, softened

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup finely chopped pecans, divided

2 cups miniature marshmallows

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place sweet potatoes in a large pot or Dutch oven and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain; cool slightly. Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add sugar and next 3 ingredients (through vanilla). Mash sweet potato mixture with a potato masher. Fold in ¼ cup pecans. Scrape potato mixture into an even layer in 11x7-inch baking dish coated with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup pecans' top with marshmallows. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until the marshmallows become golden brown.