Holiday Sweet Potatoes

This is it. The mother of all sweet potato recipes. The grande dame. The creme de la creme. The bomb.com. The object of my marshmallow dreams. My mama has made these every Christmas since I can remember, and I have turned plenty of Sweet Potato haters around to see the light from this recipe. It doesn’t have chunks with massive nuts inside of it and all kinds of unnecessary add-ons. It’s simple, smooth and absolute heaven on a plate. There is nothing like scooping up the sides of the crispy-half-burnt marshmallows. This could almost be considered dessert. For leftovers, I’m admitting that I add a fresh handful of marshmallows to each serving I heat up….ouch. They’re just that good. Enjoy!!!!!


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“Ave Maria by Stevie Wonder
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Frank Sinatra
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by The Temptations
Merry Christmas Baby by Otis Redding
Christmas Time Is Here by Vince Guaraldi Trio

 Serves 10-12

  • 6 medium to large sweet potatoes
  • 1 bag of mini marshmallows
  • (Unfortunately there is nothing tastier than the Kraft jet-puffed)
  • 1 stick of butter (8 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs

-Preheat the oven to 35o degrees.
-Boil sweet potatoes for 30 minutes or until a fork comes out easily. Cut each one in half, and scoop out potatoes in chunks.Place in a large mixing bowl on top of the stick of butter (slice butter in 1 inch chunks, you can also use melted butter). Stir together butter and potatoes. Add all other ingredients and mix (with hand mixer or stand mixer). Once mixture is smooth, place mixture in a greased 2qt casserole & bake for 30 min. Top with marshmallows during last 10 min of cooking.

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6 Responses to Holiday Sweet Potatoes

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  2. Linda Merchant November 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    yummy,these are just like the one’s I make.i got the recipie from my grandmaw,so it’s been in our family 100+years.HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

  3. Johnny M December 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    I’m making my wife make these!!

  4. Phyllis Coleman December 16, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    yuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  5. Caroline Scott December 15, 2011 at 1:42 am #

    Yum, Yum, Yum, Yum!!

  6. Ally December 14, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    OMGosh these looks sooooooooo good, I think I need to add them to my Christmas menu!

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