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Cooking With Joy: Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Topping


We have never really had sweet potato casserole in the 7 years we have been together. Some people are very familiar with it as a Thanksgiving staple- not us! Although, we do like sweet potatoes in general so this was not a dish that scared us off.

I know that Jamie thinks there is something wrong with people who don’t like marshmallows- I'm guilty- never said I was perfect! Hubs and the kids like marshmallows, but I felt that since we were all going to be enjoying this dish, it would be better sans the white goo.

I “varaitioned” up this recipe. In my opinion the variation notes on the recipes are there for the reader/cooker to love these recipes and make them their own (right Jamie?). I have done this with many of the recipes so far and probably will continue.

Hubs and I are anti putting nuts into (on top is different) things- like why would someone ruin a decadent fudgy brownie with a walnut? I know people are into it, just not us. Rather than putting the pecans in the casserole I put them on top. And for an added sweetness, I used honey glazed and put about ¼ cup brown sugar into the mix.

The casserole came out really great- even our 2 year old couldn’t get enough of it!

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