Mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows

This recipe is traditional in my family for holiday dining. It comes from my great-grandmother.


(Serves 6-8)


  1. Mash sweet potatoes by putting through a sieve or beating in an electric beater or using a potato masher or food mill.
  2. Add milk gradually (if you add it too fast it splashes and is hard to mix in).
  3. Mix in remaining ingredients.
  4. Put in buttered casserole.
  5. Heat through (bake in slow oven for 20-30 minutes, or in microwave).
  6. Cover top with marshmallows.
  7. Return to oven until marshmallows are slightly melted and a bit brown (if the oven is too hot, the marshmallows will disappear!) This step cannot be done in the microwave.


Difficulty: easy with an electric mixer.
Time: 15 minutes preparation, 30 minutes baking.
Precision: approximate measurement OK.


Spencer W. Thomas 
Computer Science Dept., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 
Recipe last modified: 30 Nov 86

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