By MommyMakes on November 12, 2005
Photo by MommyMakes
Photo by MommyMakes
"It wouldn't be the holidays without them! This casserole side dish can be made with just a hint of sweet or decadent enough for dessert! The pecan streusel caramelizes on top to make a pecan-pie like topping. This is one of those family recipes that you may need to play with the ingredient amounts a bit."
Serving Size: 1 (143 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"I made this for thanksgiving this year and it was delicious (I am eating some of the leftovers as I type and it is still good several days later...). Some of the family members like marshmallows on their sweet potatoes and some don't so I decided to make this without the marshmallows. I really don't see how they could improve upon the flavor! I misread the directions and accidently put in 1/2 c. of brown sugar in the potatoes. After I re-read the directions, I scraped out as much of the sugar in to the streusel, but I suspect there was more in there than 2 tablespoons. Loved it, this won't be just a holiday dish in my family."
"Made this for Thanksgiving dinner. Yummy! It went really well with smoked turkey. Next time, I will not put marshmallows on the top. It just seemed like sweet overload."
"I had made this previously with canned sweet potatoes for my family. Tonight I made it with fresh sweet potatoes and served it to a group and it got absolutely rave reviews! Well worth the time of peeling & chopping. This will be our go-to sweet potato recipe from here on out!! Thank you!"
"Made this for Christmas Eve dinner and it was GREAT! I used only 1/4 of the marshmallows called for, as I didn't want it to be super sweet. The topping is so delicious and my husband raved about how good they were. Thanks for the recipe!"
"I know you have a lot of review. But was wonderful. By accident I put 1/2 brown suagar in potatoes and the topping too and it can out wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Chef#220151"
"Edited to add that I tried to make this topping last night, then discovered I had no pecans. I thought I would still end up with the crumbly topping....WRONG. I got a gooey syrup like mixture on top that I ended up scraping off. Don't forget the pecans! YUM. This topping will be used on my sweet potatoes for every holiday meal from now on! I made my sweet potatoes the same way I always do (oj concentrate, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, salt, marshmallows on top) then added the topping. The potatoes I got were HUGE, so I needed to make 2 batches of the topping to cover. This was so yummy. Thanks for posting, MommyMakes!"
"Awesome, made this w/out the topping for Thanksgiving and making it again for Christmas for the other side of the family. Recipe was requested at Thanksgiving before we had cleaned the pan!"
"WOW! This was delicious. Made for Thanksgiving, the most modest compliment it received was "awesome!" It went on from there. I made this recipe just as written, using about 2/3 of the bag of marshmallows altogether. This seemed just the right amount. It was, well...awesome."
"I make this every year for thanksgiving. Yummy. I skip marshmallows though, to sweet. Very good recipe."
"i made this for thanksgiving and WOWWWWW. delish. Hubby is a non believer in sweet tateres but he was delighted. Will certainly add this to our must have for holidays.
YUmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyy. Sorry no pictures, the dish was comsumed the minute it came out of the oven."
"Really tasty! My only criticism is that it was a wee bit too sweet & I didn't put the layer of marshmallows between the potato mixture & streusel topping."
"I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit! Everyone loved it....will be making in the future! Thanks for sharing!"
"wonderful recipe!! i have been looking for this recipe for quite a while!! I did not put all of the marshmallows in, as I wanted a less sweet version of the sweet potato part to go with topping which was is more sweet. Came out great!! my favorite sweet potato recipe by far!"
"Sorry Nanny - I love your sweet potato recipe, but I can make this one ahead of time - and streusel topping? Who doesn't love that? Thanks MommyMakes for a terrific recipe that saves time when prepared ahead. Everyone loved it!"
"Made this for Thanksgiving and layered it like a lasagna w/ potatoes and marshmallows and then the streusel on top...WOW!!!! Enough said...."
"This is a wonderful sweet potato dish. I made it for thanksgiving this year and it was a big hit. It's got more depth of flavor that the usual sweet potatoes with marshmallows, but still incorporates that old favorite from childhood. I highly recommend it. Yum."
"These were good, except for the streusel. I think that when I make them again, I will leave out the flour... so that the topping will be softer."
"This is the one my SIL brings to our Holiday dinners. This year we are eating at home so I needed this. It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it. Thanks."
"This was delicious!!! I only used about 1/2 the amount of marshmallows though, just enough to cover the top. The pecan praline topping was the best part...everyone loved it. Thanks for posting!"
"I've been searching for this recipe for years! I had this casserole at a family member's home for Thanksgiving years ago and I've been trying to duplicate it ever since. These were perfect and everyone loved them. I used canned sweet potatoes and made things go a bit faster. Thanks for a great recipe!"