Sweet Potato Soufflé

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


6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


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


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.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly.