Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Kristin's Holiday Sweet Potatoes

These are my "famous" holiday sweet potatoes that have become a tradition in our house, since our very first Thanksgiving as a couple. We make them for any special "big-meal" occasion. I thought I'd share the recipe for any of you who would like to try them at your winter-holiday dinner this year (whether that is Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, etc).


* 4-6 Sweet potatoes, peeled
* About 1/2-1 cup margarine
* 1/3-1/2 cup brown sugar
* 2 bags mini marshmallows
* Salt & Pepper


* First, preheat oven to 350*
* Then cube the peeled sweet potatoes into one-inch or smaller cubes.

* Next, fill the bottom of a large casserole dish with one layer of sweet potato cubes.
* Dot cubes with margarine, generously. You should use at least 2 Tbs of margarine per layer. Sprinkle 2+ Tbs. of brown sugar over the potatoes and margarine, and sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper as well (about 1/2 tsp each). Sprinkle a small handful of marshmallows (no more than 1/2 cup) over the bottom layer.
* Repeat layering until all the sweet potatoes are used up, and finish with a layer of marshmallows.

* Cover and cook at 350* for 1 hour, 20 minutes, removing from the oven every 20 minutes to stir and add more marshmallows. This step is vital to evenly cook the potatoes and to create the unique and delicious sauce that comes with this recipe.
* After it is done baking, and potatoes are easy to poke with a fork, give one final gentle stir and serve warm.

These sweet potatoes will win over even the pickiest eaters. Who knows? You might even find that it becomes one of your traditions as well.

Do you have any other holiday foods that are a tradition in your household?


  1. Those look DELISH!

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  3. Mmm! Thank you for sharing your famous sweet potato recipe. I'm adding this to my "must make" list!