Easy, Elegant Sweet Potatoes for the Holidays

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READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by carrie sheridan

These are subtly flavored--very special and couldn't be easier, not to mention make ahead. The current White House chef makes a sweet potato souffle with marshmallows--and that sounds heavenly, too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toast pecans briefly (3-5 minutes?) spread out in the toaster oven.
  2. Pour drained yams into a mixing bowl or casserole dish and puree with food processor, blender or hand mixer.
  3. Add melted butter and brown sugar and stir.
  4. Add chopped pecans to taste.
  5. Add bourbon, 1 spoonful at a time, to taste.
  6. Bake in small oven or alongside a turkey for 20 minutes at 325-350 to warm --
  7. Can use fresh yams or sweet potatoes, peeled and cut up and steamed.
  8. Can use dark brown sugar; just use less?.
  9. Can top with small marshmallows, like when we were kids.

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