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Charline's Sweet Potato Casserole

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars
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"A great sweet potato casserole recipe -- my children insist on this every holiday! Lots of miniature marshmallows, coconut and pecans make this an extra special and yummy Thanksgiving delight. Use fresh or canned sweet potatoes. Prepare the topping while the casserole is baking."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 305
Original recipe yields 24 servings (15 cups)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Prepare a 9x13 inch baking dish with butter.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the sweet potatoes. Mix together with sugar, eggs, 3/4 cup margarine, evaporated milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, marshmallows and coconut. Scoop the mixture into the baking dish.
  3. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until sweet potatoes are tender.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the crushed cornflakes, brown sugar, pecans and remaining 3/4 cup margarine. Spread the topping over the baked casserole.
  5. Return the casserole to the 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) oven and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 305 calories; 18.7 33.5 3.1 34 185 Full nutrition

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This dish is wonderful. I made a few changes though. I used fresh sweet potatoes, chopped them into small pieces and boiled them until just tender. Then I left out the coconut completely and ...

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This recipe is very confusing. First it asked for cubed sweet potatoes, either canned or fresh. Secondly, it tells you to mash the sweet potatoes, so you assume it means to cook them before mi...

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This recipe is very confusing. First it asked for cubed sweet potatoes, either canned or fresh. Secondly, it tells you to mash the sweet potatoes, so you assume it means to cook them before mi...

This dish is wonderful. I made a few changes though. I used fresh sweet potatoes, chopped them into small pieces and boiled them until just tender. Then I left out the coconut completely and ...

Diana, VERY good! Every1 RAVED! I think this calls for way to much melted butter, next time I'll only melt 2 sticks butter for the whole thing. I also used 3/4 cup crushed corn flakes in the pot...

Even tho I had to make a few changes this is still a 5 start recipe. I looked at other reviews before making it and follow some advice. I only used 1 Cup white sugar 1/2 cup margarine in both ...

OMG! These were the best sweet papas I've ever had. The only thing I did different was use about half the white sugar and increased the brown sugar to about 1/2 - 3/4 cup jam packed. Oh, and a...

I've been making this recipe for about 3 years now and whenever I go anywhere, I'm always asked to bring this dish specifically. I can't even remember how many times I've forwarded this recipe ...

Wonderful!I used canned sweet potatoes in syrup and cut the sugar in half! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Excellent recipe and this is now going to be a holiday standard. I like things sweet, but I cut the sugar in half and only used 1 stick of butter for the casserole and 1/2 stick for the topping...

I didn't really care too much for this dish. I thought it was too sweet. I think if I ever made this again, I'd not use as much sugar.