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Sweet Potato Soufflé

Yield 6 to 8 servings
Attention R.E.M. fans: This home-style casserole is reportedly lead singer Michael Stripe's favorite side dish at Weaver D's.


  • 6 small sweet potatoes (about 3 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon extract

How to Make It

  1. Peel sweet potatoes, and cut into cubes. Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water to cover 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain and mash. Combine sweet potatoes and remaining ingredients, stirring until smooth. Spoon sweet potato mixture into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.

  2. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly.