Drunken Sweet Potato Casserole

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by helowy

Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without this dish. I've no idea where the recipe came from originally--my grandmother has been making it since long before I was born.

Top Review by katylied66

Very delicious! I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it!! I put the marshmallows over the entire casserole, not just around the edges. This made a wonderful "topping" for the whole dish.


  1. Boil the potatoes until done.
  2. Skin and mash potatoes while still warm. Add butter and salt to taste. Add milk until the consistency is like creamy mashed potatoes.
  3. Put potatoes in a 2 quart casserole dish. Scoop a hollow in the center of the potatoes and create a rim of potatoes around the edge of the pan. Set aside.
  4. In a double boiler, cook 1/4 lb butter, brown sugar, egg, and bourbon, stirring constantly, until thickened (1/2-3/4 hour--in my experience it never really thickens).
  5. Poor this syrup into the center hollow of the casserole and over the whole top.
  6. Line the edges of the casserole with the mini marshmallows.
  7. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until the sauce is a very dark brown.

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