Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

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  • 8 sweet potatoes (medium, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (half of one stick or 1/4 cup softened, sub for vegan butter to make dairy-free)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans (or walnuts chopped, divided, optional, omit if you have a nut allergy or only using marshmallows)
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows (optional, or sub for vegan marshmallows)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium5% DV115mg
    Fat15% DV10g
    Protein6% DV3g
    Carbs21% DV62g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories340Calories from Fat90
    Total Fat10g15%
    Saturated Fat3.5g18%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat90
    Total Carbohydrate62g21%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A300%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Dina Falah a year ago
    Loved it! Very easy to make and tastes great! Will definitely make again!
    jb a year ago
    great Thanksgiving recipe, our kids helped make it and they loved it
    Nanee Moody a year ago
    Easy and tasty, reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup because I used glazed pecans.
    Adrienne a year ago
    Super easy and delicious!!
    Wilson a year ago
    Very good. Would make again.
    Briana Hunter a year ago
    turned out amazing! i did cinnamon roasted pecans to add some kore sweetness!
    Lauri Hollern a year ago
    This turned out so good! I never would have thought to add in all the extra yummy spices and vanilla. I did have some spare sour cream that I added. It was delicious! I will definitely be using his recipe again.
    DCFSimpson a year ago
    Great tasting, easy recipe
    Ryan McBee a year ago
    It turned out great and was exactly the simple yet delicious recipe I was looking for!
    IBCLC a year ago
    I made this with very “pale “ sweet potatoes that were not very sweet. I used a little less brown sugar than 3/4 cup. (Sometimes these casseroles are too sweet for me) Other than the pale color of the potatoes- it was great! A milder version on the sweeter casserole.
    Linda Kampersal 2 years ago
    Simple to make and delicious!!
    Jennifer V. 2 years ago
    The casserole turned oit great! My family loved it! It's a family gobtp now.
    Williams 2 years ago
    It turned out great! Will be using again
    Andeson III 2 years ago
    I have made this many times and each time I able to make modifications that are my families favorite this is a simple recipe but you have options to personalize it
    M J. 2 years ago
    The best recipe I have used yet! You can substitute different nuts and it still tastes great!
    Cassie B. 2 years ago
    Turned out amazing and so easy to make and prepare ahead of time! I made one for a work pot luck the night before and one fresh thanksgiving day. Pecans are a great addition.
    Raleigh 2 years ago
    So good - left out the pecans and everyone loved it!
    Moore 2 years ago
    Yummy and easy! Made this a few times
    Lisa N. 2 years ago
    Yummy!! Light and fluffy!!
    Lindsay Ownby 2 years ago
    I didn’t use the pecans but it was amazing!
    Erika M. 3 years ago
    It turned out super good! I didnt have any real sweet potatoes so I used 2 big cans of yams. The crunch from the pecans and marshmallows gave it just the right balance and the spices were perfect. Definitely on my go to list!
    Hey Sexy 3 years ago
    Delicious! All of the ingredients work together wonderfully and the cook time is perfectly on point. This was a great thanksgiving treat! Even family that doesn't usually like sweet potato tried it!