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Sweet Potato–Jalapeño Casserole

Photo: Blake Pearson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Yield Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 large fresh jalapeños, finely chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Bake potatoes at 400° on oven rack 1 hour or until soft. Cool; remove skins.

  2. Place potatoes in a large bowl; add butter. Beat potatoes at medium speed with an electric mixer until mashed. Stir in jalapeños, 1 cup cheese, salt, and pepper.

  3. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 9- x 13-inch or 3-quart shallow baking dish; sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese over top. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until the edges are bubbly and the cheese is melted.

  4. Heat broiler. Broil casserole 3 minutes or until cheese is golden and crispy.