Holiday Recipe: Traditional Sweet Potato with Marshmallows

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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!

This time of year, most stores have sweet potatoes for under $.50 a pound, so it's the best time to stock 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)
  • Bag of Large 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 side 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.

We have your tutorial for traditional sweet potatoes! Learn how to make this popular Thanksgiving and Christmas dish with our easy recipe!

Do you love sweet potatoes as much as I do?

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