Sweet Potato Casserole

Have you ever tasted something that you thought was sooooo good that you cant stop thinking about it? Have you ever woken up first thing in the morning , run to the fridge and get the leftover container and dig in, even though it isn’t breakfast food? (No, cold pizza left over from the night before of binge drinking doesn’t count!) Seriously y’all, this dish IS that good! I know I am supposed to be watching what is entering my mouth…but good lord..I just couldn’t help myself!
Don’t think you like Sweet Potatoes??!! You will change your mind if you make this. Again, this dish IS that good!
However my pickiest eaters didn’t want to try it. But what else is new at the dinner table with a 5 and a 3 year old. The rules are in my home are that they HAVE to try everything, but they don’t have to eat anymore if they don’t like it. My 3 year old tasted it and said in her sweet voice, “It tastes like candy.” BINGO! I mean come on, the topping is brown sugar, butter, flour, pecans and marshmallows. What is not to love???
I cant say that this is the most healthy thing I have ever made, but you can always lighten it up a tiny bit by using Splenda instead of the cup of sugar.
I can pretty much guarantee that if you make this, you will have dreams about it!
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup chopped Pecans
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup melted butter
3 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
1 cup white sugar or Splenda
1 cup coconut flakes
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup marshmallows
In a bowl combine brown sugar, nuts, flour and 1/4 cup melted butter, mix together and set to the side.
In a large bowl, stir together the sweet potatoes, sugar or Splenda, coconut, eggs , vanilla and heavy cream. Scoop the mixture into a large greased casserole dish. Sprinkle the topping over the mixture, then top with the marshmallows. Bake at 350 for about 20-30 minutes until golden brown and bubbly!
Inspired by Paula Deen


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    What’s not to love – sweet potatoes and marshmallows in one dish! Delicious!
    Shari@Whisk: a food blog

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    VeggieGirl says:

    SWEET POTATOES!!!! **swoons**

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    This just went on the holiday menu – I am so excited to try this as I have really become a sweet potato fan in the past year or so…Looks amazing.

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    Ooh, looks decadent and delicious! So are you saying you enjoy that pizza after binge drinking? πŸ˜‰

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    What? Leftover pizza does not qualify as breakfast food?
    I so love sweet potatoes! I know they’re great with coconut so I’m sure this you made is delicious! And what to say about marshmallows?

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    Yes, this is something I would think and DREAM about! Holy cow how I love sweet potatoes, super healthy comfort food…and your casserole looks like an awesome dessert, so many fun textures and flavors–who could resist?! Yummy! πŸ™‚

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    mmmmmm I always make this for thanksgiving dinner. yummy!

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    Mmmm, sweet potato casserole sounds so tasty right now. I should be banned from blogging late at night. I just want to eat everything!

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    noble pig says:

    Seriously missy, this is quite a lovely dish, you should add it to the September Potato Ho-Down…it’s Puuuurrrr-fect! Meow.

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    this is one of my favorite dishes of all time. we usually save it for family get-togethers, and for the life of me, i can’t figure out why. and i think it might be even better cold. πŸ™‚

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    major sweet potato love over here too. these tubers can do no wrong!

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    hot garlic says:

    Is that who it is inspired by? I have a similar recipe that I got from a friend that I posted last Thanksgiving. YES, it really is that good -and I hate sweet potatoes!

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    Donna, aka. Yellow Jeep Blonde says:

    Yeah – I didn’t think I liked Sweet Potatoes until a friend insisted that I try HER Sweet Potato Souffle(It’s very similar), and I was “in love”. OMG Good!!

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    Can I just move in with you??

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    Oh yeah, you put all the good stuff in there–good girl!

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    This reminds me of the sweet potato casserole we have on Thanksgiving. That dish is one of the main reasons why Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite meal of the entire year. Our secret ingredient is to remove some of the butter and sugar (definitely not all) and use a can of crushed pineapple. It is deadly!

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    Wow, this is so fantastic Leslie!! love the additions of marshmallow in the sweet potatoes!! this is heavenly!

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    Mommy's Kitchen says:

    Sweet Potatoes Rock!! This dish reminds me of Thanksgiving. I agree with you on the kids it’s so hard with picky eaters. I have two of my own, but who can help not to like this dish.

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    Oh my gosh, this looks so good that I will have to bookmark it for my Thanksgiving lineup. I love sweet potatoes and this look like the kind of thing I could just eat tons of πŸ™‚

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    Sandy Smith says:

    Oh yum, oh yummy yum yum. I love roasted sweet potatoes plain with a little butter and salt, but this dish is dressed-up-for-prom sweet potatoes! Can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Every time someone tries to convince me the only reason I don’t like sweet potatoes (or brussel sprouts, or fish) is because I haven’t tried THEIR magic recipe, I take a tentative bite and then fight my gag reflex until my eyes water, and their face falls in disappointment.

    The reason I don’t like sweet potatoes is their cloying sweetness, the addition of two kinds of sugar and marshmellows don’t exactly help. But hey, that means more for you!

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    Sweet potatos are Yum-E! Looks like s winner Leslie!

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    PaniniKathy says:

    I love that this recipe was “inspired by Paula Deen”! You know she’d be proud πŸ™‚ I can tell by that ingredient list that this dish is as amazing as you described. I’d love to have this at Thanksgiving!

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    diva@thesugarbar says:

    this is crazy! sweet potatoes (i love!) with marshmallows to top off πŸ™‚ yay, i love crazy. thanks for this great idea. i know the lads aren’t gonna take a liking for a sweet casserole but i will. x

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    oneshotbeyond says:

    looks tons better than my chopped chicken stuffed sweet potato last night! I love all these ingredients!

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    Your pictures are amazing. I’m going to get one of those lights now!

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    That sweet potato casserole looks so good!

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    This is to die for good!!!! I could have ate the whole dish myself. From this day forward it will be a required Thanksgiving day dish!!! Thanks for sharing!

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      Thank you Thank you Thank you!

      I am so glad you enjoyed my Sweet Potato Casserole!
      If I didn’t make it every year, my family would disown me if I didn’t make it!

      I hop you had a fabulous Thanksgiving.