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RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Sweet potato casserole – for your Thanksgiving dinner

This is an old Southern favorite recipe. How do you make yours?

SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE

A southern favorite for Thanksgiving


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  • 1 Large can sweet potatoes (or equivalent in fresh cooked – about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 small can evaporated milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 stick butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg (or other spice if preferred cinnamon, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup raising
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • miniature marshmallows

Mash and whip cooked potatoes. . . add other ingredients except marshmallows.

Bake in moderate oven 25 minutes

Add marshmallows, let casserole cool a little first, brown, watch carefully! This browns quickly.

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4 comments

  1. Karen Mellema

    Just how I have made mine for year except we have always used peacans instead of walnuts.

  2. Nancy Buckley Wilson

    No raisins!!!! Pecans only.

  3. Sharon Snarkey Mayer

    NEVER SEEN A “CAN OF SWEET POTATOES”!!!

    1. Vicky Hudson

      they say YAMS but its really sweet taters

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