Drunken Sweet Potato Casserole

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

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.


  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.


Most Helpful

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.

katylied66 November 30, 2008

I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit.

mhhunt57 November 27, 2006

Wonderful sweet potato casserole! When whipping the sweet potatoes I did not add the salt and added the milk as I was going. The sweet potatoes baked up so nicely with the butter/bourbon mixture in the center. The marshmallows are gooey and the flavors all blend together. These will be on our table for Thanksgiving!

lauralie41 November 02, 2006

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