Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Pecans

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Toasted pecans and sticky-sweet marshmallows top creamy whipped sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potatoes Toasted Pecans
Photo: Reed Davis
Prep Time:
45 mins
Roast Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
1 day
Bake Time:
55 mins
Bake Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
1 day 2 hrs 22 mins
Yield:
8 (1/2-cup) servings plus leftovers

Ingredients

  • 4 ½ pound sweet potatoes

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • ½ cup butter

  • cup whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 - 3 cup tiny marshmallows

  • ¼ cup pecan halves, toasted

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Scrub potatoes and prick with a fork. Brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon salt. Place potatoes in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Roast, uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until soft. Cool until easy to handle.

  2. Halve potatoes; scoop out flesh and discard skin. Press through a fine mesh sieve. Transfer to a large bowl.

  3. In a small saucepan combine butter and whipping cream; cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer. Fold into the sweet potatoes along with the maple syrup, nutmeg and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish.

  4. Cover and chill up to 24 hours.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake chilled casserole, covered, for 55 minutes, stirring once. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F. Uncover and sprinkle marshmallows on potatoes. Bake, uncovered, 12 to 15 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown. Sprinkle with toasted pecans. Serve immediately. Makes 8 (1/2-cup) servings plus leftovers

To serve right away:

Chilling step may be omitted. Proceed through step 3. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F. Sprinkle marshmallow on potatoes. Bake, uncovered, 12 to 15 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown. Sprinkle with toasted pecans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
14g Fat
30g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 670mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 378mg 8%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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