This is a great recipe to dress up your sweet potatoes.

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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease one 8x12 inch baking dish.

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  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook until tender but still firm. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl to cool.

  • In a mixing bowl, combine sweet potatoes, bananas, white sugar, brown sugar, pecans, evaporated milk, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well.

  • Pour mixture into baking dish, place coconut on top of potato mixture and top with marshmallows. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

276.6 calories; 2.3 g protein; 54.6 g carbohydrates; 3.2 mg cholesterol; 58.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2004
Although the final result was a very tasty dish the directions leave a lot to the imagination in terms of preparation. Even the reviews didn't help me. I didn't know just what size sweet potatoes to get. And I wanted to use canned so I didn't know how much to buy. I took a guess and used the largest can I could find -- about 35 oz or so. There was no direction about combining the ingredients. I wound up using a hand mixer on the potatoes and banana but next time I'll use the food processor. I agree with the other reviews -- the dish is very sweet so the sugars can probably be cut. The banana is a great addition and adds a wonderful flavor and texture. But for the amount of sweet potato I used the banana was too overwhelming so next time I'll use more sweet potato. This is the kind of recipe you can adjust to your own tastes. More nuts or less nuts or even no nuts for example. Same with the coconut. But overall a good dish that we all liked as a change to the traditional sweet potato casserole. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2004
I totally agree with other reviewers; it called for too much sugar. I used only half of the amount of sugars. The direction might be needed more in detail for I didn't know what to do with the bananas (mashed or just sliced?). It tasted good though. Can't stop eating this. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2004
Although the final result was a very tasty dish the directions leave a lot to the imagination in terms of preparation. Even the reviews didn't help me. I didn't know just what size sweet potatoes to get. And I wanted to use canned so I didn't know how much to buy. I took a guess and used the largest can I could find -- about 35 oz or so. There was no direction about combining the ingredients. I wound up using a hand mixer on the potatoes and banana but next time I'll use the food processor. I agree with the other reviews -- the dish is very sweet so the sugars can probably be cut. The banana is a great addition and adds a wonderful flavor and texture. But for the amount of sweet potato I used the banana was too overwhelming so next time I'll use more sweet potato. This is the kind of recipe you can adjust to your own tastes. More nuts or less nuts or even no nuts for example. Same with the coconut. But overall a good dish that we all liked as a change to the traditional sweet potato casserole. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2004
Very Sweet. I agree with the previous reviewer that says...this might be more suitable for a dessert rather than a veggie side dish. Still very good. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2004
I totally agree with other reviewers; it called for too much sugar. I used only half of the amount of sugars. The direction might be needed more in detail for I didn't know what to do with the bananas (mashed or just sliced?). It tasted good though. Can't stop eating this. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2003
This was good but there are so many sweet ingredients in this recipe it really overwhelmed my tastebuds! I think it qualifies more as a dessert than a vegetable sidedish. Thanks Debbie! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2003
The flavors in this recipe are very strong but still very good. I made it for a work pitch-in and everyone was guessing what the secret ingredient was! I used some large sweet potatoes and nixed the coconut nuts and nutmeg but it still turned out well! Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2009
I didn't use the white sugar at all. I also used 7 sweet potatoes and 3 tbsp butter:) And No coconut because I didn't have any. I think these proportions fit best with it being a side-dish so it doesn't compete with the pies! I whipped it all in the foodprocessor and added marshmallows last. It was great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2010
Took others advice didn't add white sugar used twice as many potatoes everything else the same and it was still a strong banana flavor. Next time (and I will make it again!) I'll use only one banana. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2018
I made this for Easter. I did reduce the sugar the bananas were a new twist for me but everyone loved it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2018
I did some tweeking to mine. I dont use nuts so they were omitted. Instead of marshmellows i used dry yellow cake mixed with margerine sprinkled mixture over sweet potatoes. Read More