Makes 6 to 8 servings

We started with this mouthwatering sweet potato casserole and modified the toppings to satisfy lovers of crunchy pecans and cornflakes as well as marshmallows.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bake sweet potatoes at 400° for about 1 hour or until tender. Let cool to touch; peel and mash sweet potatoes.

Step 2

Beat mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, and next 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into a greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.

Step 3

Combine cornflakes cereal and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle diagonally over casserole in rows 2 inches apart.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle alternate rows with marshmallows; bake 10 additional minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Ratings & Reviews


November 28, 2013

yopi1960's Review

November 27, 2013
This is a very good casserole. I did cut the sugar to 1/4 cup. I used all brown sugar. I also added about a tablespoon of maple syrup which added to the sweetness. I agree with cmarchant if you reheat this it must be in the oven not microwave! Thanks for sharing!!

kellyconn77's Review

October 21, 2013

JLDJohnson's Review

May 11, 2013
Terrific!! I was in a hurry and used canned yams and it was faster and tasted great. Everyone wanted the recipe.

kglenn456's Review

December 24, 2012
I made this for a Christmas get together and everyone loved it. My family considers themselves sweet potato experts and it met everyone's approval. I baked the sweet potatoes, peeled and mashed them up the day prior to making the casserole and it saved a lot of time.

LuLoMoMommy's Review

December 11, 2012
I made this for my family's Thanksgiving get-together and it was a huge hit. Even the few people that do not like sweet potatoes liked this casserole and I went home with an empty dish. I was told I am supposed to make this every year from now on as a new tradition! As a side note, this says it serves 8-10, and because we had over twenty, I made 1 1/2 batches. This was not necessary at all. The original recipe is more than enough for a big crowd. I ended up putting the extra in a separate 8x8 dish and we had that at a different time.

bcamero's Review

November 23, 2012
This was really good! Light and fluffy, and very pretty. I will make this again.

cmarchant's Review

November 23, 2012
This is a delicious casserole and was my favorite thing on our Thanksgiving table. One Cupid a lot of sugar. I saw the review from the woman who cut it to 1/4 cup and was happy with it. I compromised and used about 1/2 cup total - half light brown sugar and half granulated sugar. It was the right amount of sweetness without being too sugary. I liked the corn flake & pecan topping, but it doesn't reheat as well in the microwave. It becomes a little chewy instead of crisp, but it was still good. I love the pecans. My vegetarian son preferred the marshmallow topping. This recipe allowed us each to have it the way we liked it.

Cookingcutie11's Review

November 18, 2012

Bethy33's Review

November 30, 2011
This was the best sweet potato caserole I have ever had! Bar none. Can't imagine it not being a part of my holiday meal going forward!