Maple-Sweet Potato Casserole

A ricer is a kitchen utensil that resembles a large garlic press. Pressing the potatoes through it removes the stringy portion, leaving them smooth and fluffy.


Makes 8 to 10 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes
Bake: 28 Minutes


7 medium-size sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 7 pounds)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, cut up
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 cups miniature marshmallows


Bring sweet potatoes, salt, and water to cover to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Boil 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain.

Mash potatoes, or press though a ricer; stir in butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Top evenly with marshmallows, and bake 8 more minutes or until marshmallows are puffed and golden.


Pete Kumpel, Morehead City, North Carolina,

November 2005
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