Sweet Potato Side Recipe


Wow, it is October already another month has come and gone in the blink of an eye.  In Canada Thanksgiving is less than a week away so I'm sharing with you one of our family favorite turkey dinner sides!  A twist on the traditional American side I bring you my sweet potato side dish, guaranteed to be a yummy addition to your next big family meal!  I realized I don't have a picture for this one yet so that will be my goal this long weekend!

Sweet Potato Side

Recipe Type: Side
Author: Real Momma
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Serves: 6
A delish and sweet version of the traditional candied sweet potatoes.
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
  • pinch or two of ground cinnamon
  1. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into chunks, place in a large pot of water and set on the oven to boil. Once water is boiling let them on until they are slightly underdone about 10-12 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease a square baking dish, mine is 12″x12″.
  3. In a medium pot over medium heat, combine margarine, brown sugar, 1-2 cups marshmallows (depending on sweetness preference), and a couple pinches of cinnamon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted.
  4. Combine potatoes and marshmallow sauce into greased pan, don't worry if the potatoes get a little mashed up when combining just make sure they are well coated.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and cover top evenly with remaining marshmallows. Return to oven and bake until marshmallows are golden brown, if you have fresh marshmallows they'll get puffy if they're older they won't so you'll need a little more. Serve warm!

You can switch things up a bit and add a little vanilla or even nutmeg.

What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

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