Recipe by ElizabethKnicely
Family members who didn't like sweet potatoes are now fans. Don't miss out on this dish at your next potluck or holiday gathering. GOOD TO KNOW: This traditional casserole topped with gooey marshmallows and crunchy pecans gets trimmed down just in time for the holidays. Using half-and-half instead of butter adds a touch of creamy richness with just one-third the fat and less than half the calories of butter.
- 2 1⁄4 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 3⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- cooking spray
- 1 1⁄2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)
- 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small slices
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- To prepare potatoes, place potatoes in a Dutch oven, and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until very tender. Drain; cool slightly.
- Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add half-and-half, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and vanilla. Beat with mixter at medium speed until smooth. Add eggs; beat well (mixture will be thin). Scrape mixture into a 13x9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
- To prepare topping, sprinkle miniature marshmallows over top of casserole. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level wit a knife. Combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in pecans, and sprinkle over potato mixture and marshmallows. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until golden brown.