Charline's Sweet Potato Casserole


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
15 cups


  • 4 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • ¾ cup margarine, melted

  • 1 cup evaporated milk

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

  • 1 ½ cups crushed cornflakes cereal

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • ¾ cup margarine, melted


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

305 Calories
19g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 305
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 185mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 172mg 4%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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