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Holiday Recipe: Traditional Sweet Potato with Marshmallows

11:30 PM

I love trying new recipes during the holidays, but there are some recipes that I can't replace. My sweet potatoes are one of those recipes. I bring them every year to Thanksgiving and Christmas, and they are one of my favorite things to eat cold the next day!

My local Walmart had sweet potatoes for under $.50 a pound this week, so I stocked up with enough to feed my large family at Thanksgiving (and with 32 people eating, that's a lot of potatoes!)

Here's what you'll need to make the traditional dish:
  • Enough fresh sweet potatoes for your family (I pick 1 average size potato per person)
  • Large Great Value Marshmallows
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Chopped pecans (optional)
Start by cutting the sweet potatoes into 3-inch pieces.  Most potatoes can be cut into thirds.  Place them cut down down into a glass casserole dish with 1/2 inch of water in the bottom.  Bake in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked through.

After they are cooked, allow them to cool to warm and peel the skins off of them.  

Place them into a clean casserole dish, sprinkle with brown sugar to taste, cover with random pats of butter, and a few marshmallows.  You can also sprinkle with pecans, if your family likes nuts!

You can cover the dish with foil and keep in the fridge overnight, if done the night before Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Bake at 300 degrees until the marshmallows are browned and the potatoes are hot.

Do you love sweet potatoes as much as I do?

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  

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