Mom’s Famous Sweet Potato Casserole

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Mom’s Famous Sweet Potato Casserole

This one’s the real deal! Butter, brown sugar and fresh mashed sweet potatoes all topped with melted marshmallows!

Best Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows - My Mom's famous recipe- the real deal with butter and brown sugar- doesn't get any better than this!/ Running in a Skirt

Hi guys!

My Mom had a big sweet tooth.  She would stash Little Debbie’s and chocolate bars around the house trying to ensure she’d have something sweet when the cravings kicked in.  She was also very southern in her style of cooking, so you could expect a dash (or a lot) of sugar to go into most dishes including her macaroni and cheese.

So it’s no surprise that her famous best sweet potato casserole with marshmallows is the real deal.  Yup, I’m talking brown sugar AND real butter AND marshmallows, friends.

Best Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows - My Mom's famous recipe- the real deal with butter and brown sugar- doesn't get any better than this!/ Running in a Skirt

I haven’t shared this recipe on Running in a Skirt because I worried that it doesn’t exactly fit into the healthy mold I try to create here.  BUT I believe that you should eat and enjoy foods like this in moderation, especially when it is such a family favorite.

Best Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows - My Mom's famous recipe- the real deal with butter and brown sugar- doesn't get any better than this!/ Running in a Skirt

Making this recipe and keeping it at the family table at the holidays helps keep my Mom’s memory alive.

Best Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows - My Mom's famous recipe- the real deal with butter and brown sugar- doesn't get any better than this!/ Running in a Skirt

Beyond being a family favorite, this really is the best sweet potato casserole with marshmallows recipe.  It uses fresh sweet potatoes, hand mashed to perfection and big doses of cinnamon and nutmeg.

My Mom’s big secret is she made her recipe and THEN added even more brown sugar until it was absolutely sinful.  If you really want to channel her sweet tooth, I suggest doing the same thing… but just for Thanksgiving.

Best Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows - My Mom's famous recipe- the real deal with butter and brown sugar- doesn't get any better than this!/ Running in a Skirt

This one is truly from my heart guys, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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  1. […] Never Get Over Losing My Mom & 50 Life Lessons from My Mom.  You can also make her famous Sweet Potato Casserole for Thanksgiving.  Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her and I can’t believe […]

  2. Miz Helen November 18, 2015 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Your recipe is awesome, I have pinned it. We really enjoy you sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
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    • JulieWunder November 19, 2015 at 10:17 am - Reply

      THanks so much Miz Helen! I always appreciate your support.

  3. Chistine November 16, 2015 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    This. looks. AMAZING! Thanksgiving is the one day where I would allow myself to have something like this and enjoy every bite!
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    • JulieWunder November 16, 2015 at 8:26 pm - Reply

      Totally! Thanksgiving is the perfect day for some indulgences!

  4. Farrah November 15, 2015 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Yummy! 😀 I love both this + the roasted slices one–they both look amazing, and I like to think they balance each other out! ;P
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  5. Michelle at A Dish of Daily Life November 13, 2015 at 11:02 am - Reply

    I’ve never had anything like this before! It looks so yummy!
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    • JulieWunder November 14, 2015 at 11:06 am - Reply

      Thanks Michelle! It is very southern and very good! I only eat it at Thanksgiving though 🙂

  6. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes November 11, 2015 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    Wow, this sounds sinful! I’ve never had a traditional sweet potato casserole like this. I feel like it would be a bit too sweet for me…is it served as dessert?

    • JulieWunder November 14, 2015 at 10:39 am - Reply

      Nope! Totally a side dish. It is sweet, but balanced very well. It’s very southern 🙂

  7. Jess @hellotofit November 11, 2015 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Okay, now I really can’t wait for Thanksgiving!!
    My mom makes Martha Stewart’s mashed potatoes every year. So good. And yes, there’s heavy cream and butter involved.
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    • JulieWunder November 14, 2015 at 10:37 am - Reply

      Oh! I bet that is delicious! I put just milk in mine!

  8. Mandi Korn November 10, 2015 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I think my daughter and your mother had a lot in common. When I ask her what she wants to eat, she always answers, “Something sweet, please”. I love this kind of dish, their are so many variations out there, so something this simple is probably the best. I will let you know if I make it and how it turns out.
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    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      Please do! It’s funny how some people are programmed sweet and some savory! I just love ALL food!

  9. [email protected] November 10, 2015 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Sweet potato casserole is my favorite! This one looks totally sinful and indulgent! Perfect for the holidays!!
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    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      Thanks Heather! It is like sweet holiday perfection!

  10. Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com November 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness – this sounds so amazing! And the roasted slices look delicious too!! Adding both to my “must try” list! Thank you!
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    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      Thanks Rachel! Something for everyone 🙂 The slices are my day to day favorite!

  11. Heather @Fit n Cookies November 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing a recipe so dear to you! It looks absolutely delicious. I have only started liking sweet potato casseroles in the last year. My favorite family recipe was my grandpa’s cinnamon rolls. I haven’t shared the recipe quite yet! haha
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    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:27 pm - Reply

      I’m glad you started liking sweet potatoes! There is so much to like in this one!

  12. Robin November 10, 2015 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Looks awesome and yummy.. Thanks for sharing

  13. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West November 10, 2015 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Hi Julie, Although I’m all for healthy eating, I’m also all for good recipes with that are totally decadent and authentic, so I’m all over your Mom’s sweet potato casserole here. It sounds amazing!! Passing it along to my own Mom to make for Thanksgiving when I visit this year! 🙂
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  14. Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner November 10, 2015 at 10:06 am - Reply

    looks yum! WE are both on the sweet potato page this week. Yours is much more decadent 🙂
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    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      We are! We took it in polar opposite directions 🙂 Something for everyone now!

  15. April Puglisi November 10, 2015 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this. I will fix this for Thanksgiving yummy !!!!!

  16. Susie @ SuzLyfe November 10, 2015 at 7:34 am - Reply

    I don’t really think that sweet potato needs all the extra stuff, but I totally agree with you that indulgent food totally has its place in a healthy diet and life. And, even more important, I’m glad that you are helping to bring your mom to the Thanksgiving table. She would be so proud of you, Julie. I know she would.
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  17. Blane Sherer November 10, 2015 at 6:20 am - Reply

    I’m glad you shared your mom’s recipe.
    I know it’s close to your heart and it’s a nice reminder for you.

  18. Jenny November 10, 2015 at 5:28 am - Reply

    Yum! Your mom had the right idea as far as I’m concerned. I like my sweet potatoes cinnamon-spice-y and basically like pie in a casserole dish. Don’t mess with a southern Thanksgiving, give me allthebutterandbrownsugar on Thursday, and we’ll have a green juice and salads on Friday. Worth it. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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