Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

1 casserole
1 hr 15 min

This is my go-to Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving recipe. It is simple to make, makes enough for a crowd, and is easy to put together! I made it three times this year and heard good reviews at each gathering I made it for.

When I was a child I always looked forward to the sweet potato casserole each year. It was and is my current favorite! What is your favorite Thanksgiving recipe? I hope this will soon be your favorite. It truly is a classic!

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Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
Recipe details
  • 1  casserole
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 15 min
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Sweet Potato Casserole
  • 6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup pecans
Sweet Potato Casserole
Preheat oven to 400
Place sweet potatoes on baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour
Once potatoes are done and cooled, remove the skin
Place sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl
Add butter, cinnamon, maple syrup, and salt then use a potato masher to mash well
(optional) use a hand mixer to get rid of any lumps
Place in a 9x12 baking pan, top with marshmallows and pecans
Bake for 10-15 minutes until marshmallows are melted
  • Feel free to add more marshmallows and pecans per preference
  • Make sweet potato mixture ahead of time and bake with marshmallows right before serving