Sweet Potato Soufflé

Martha Hawkins serves this at her restaurant, Martha's Place, in Montgomery, Alabama.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes
Bake: 45 Minutes


3 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced (about 3 large potatoes)
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
2 cups miniature marshmallows


Bring sweet potatoes and water to cover to a boil, and cook 20 minutes or until tender; drain.

Beat sweet potatoes, sugar, and next 6 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in raisins, if desired. Pour mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Bake at 350°, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until bubbly; top evenly with marshmallows. Bake, uncovered, for 15 more minutes or until lightly browned.

Martha Hawkins, Montgomery, Alabama,

Southern Living

April 2005
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