My quick ‘n easy southern sweet potato casserole was created in less than 20 minutes, and thanks to my collaboration with Izea and my local Dollar General store, where I purchased all of the ingredients needed to make the recipe, it cost me less than fifty pennies per serving to create.
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Incidentally, if you’ve never heard a girl from the Midwest speak with a southern drawl, amuse yourself sometime and request it. It’s the funniest danged thing ya’ll will ever hear.
What I mean to say is that the sweet potato casserole that I eat on Thanksgiving must have marshmallows in it. Otherwise, it’s just plain and simple mashed sweet potatoes, which are delicious in their own right, but they’re not iconic, and Thanksgiving recipes in my house require a little bit of nostalgic charm.
What I love the most about this particular recipe is how budget friendly it is. Because I purchased absolutely every ingredient I needed at Dollar General, this delicious side dish cost me less than fifty cents per serving. That’s crazy awesome, especially since the price of sugar has risen so much in the past year.
Truthfully, I’ve been into dollar stores a million times before, but I’ve never really spent much time browsing around the food aisles. I usually just run in for a birthday card, holiday decorations, or some cleaning supplies, and maybe I’ll stop over at the candy aisle and grab something for the movie theater, but very rarely do I think about buying groceries there.
I was really surprised at how well stocked my local Dollar General is, and I honestly had no idea that they have a refrigerated and freezer case with dairy products like milk and eggs and frozen foods like pizza and even frozen shrimp. How did I miss that before?! Talk about convenient! Now that I know, when I stop in for holiday decorations this year, I plan to buy everything I need to put together more of my shrimp and corn salsa shooters appetizer for our tree decorating party.
Assembling this sweet potato casserole is super quick ‘n easy. All you need to do is drain and mash the sweet potatoes, mix in the rest of the ingredients, top it off with mini marshmallows and put it into the oven to toast those babies up. It doesn’t get any easier and it definitely meets the It’s Yummi test for taste!
Are you ready to make your holiday meal prep easier? Then head over to DG, then get into an apron and head to the kitchen to whip up some of this southern sweet potato casserole. Oh, and don’t forget the marshmallows!
Quick 'n Easy Southern Sweet Potato Casserole
Creamy sweet potatoes are lightly sweetened and seasoned, then mashed and topped with crunchy pecans and marshmallows. It's all baked up until toasty brown and yummi!
- 1.75 pounds (29 ounce can) cooked sweet potatoes
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar substitute or brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 3 Tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, divided in half
- non-stick cooking spray
- 1 cups miniature marshmallows
- Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place potatoes into a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, butter, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract; Mash mixture with a potato masher. Fold in 1/4 cup of pecans. Scrape potato mixture into an even layer into an 11x7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of pecans; top with marshmallows. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes or until golden.
Adapted from Cooking Light
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