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Creamy Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Creamy Sweet Potatoes Recipe

I took my mother's delicious sweet potato casserole recipe and gave it a new twist by adding the tempting taste of orange-a fruit very abundant in our state. The flavors are wonderful together and make this dish a family favorite. —Norma Poole, Auburndale, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 5 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cooked
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows


  • 1. In a large bowl, mash sweet potatoes. Add eggs, orange juice, butter, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and salt; mix well. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until set. Top with marshmallows; return to oven until they just begin to puff and melt, about 5-10 minutes. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 312 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein

Reviews for Creamy Sweet Potatoes

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"Love it!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"This sounds so good. But I have a family that don't eat sweet potato except for me and one other. 10 to 12 servings is way to much. I wouldn't know how to cut it down for 2 of us.

I'm giving it one star because they require a star. It is not fair of me to judge something I have not tried."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"This recipe is one that my six now-grown children request every holiday! When a very dear friend of ours was dying of cancer 12 years ago, this delicious dish was the one thing he'd still eat & it was easy on his stomach. Been making it since it was published in 1993. The only change I make is to eliminate the marshmallows--it's perfect without them!"

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"I've never been a big fan of sweet potatoes, but these I could enjoy. Orange, vanilla, nutmeg --you really get a burst of each of the flavors an d they taste so good with the sweet potatoes!"

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"I haven't made this recipe yet , but it intrigues my interest, so I'm saving it to make for Thanksgiving!"

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"My Mother used to make this recipe. Since we live in Florida and have citrus trees, she would juice the oranges and save the rest of the orange and put the sweet potato mixture in the orange shells and bake them that way...Since fresh squeezed leaves orange in the peeling you would get pieces of orange with most bites. She also added pecans pieces to the mixture with half pecan pieces on top of the marshmallows."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"Made this for Thanksgiving and making it again for Christmas. I used brown sugar and added a bit of cinnamon. The addition of orange juice makes these sweet potatoes super good. The whole family loves them and this is the recipe I will use for holidays from now on."

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"Too much nutmeg for my taste. I missed the the taste of cinnamon and brown sugar! Always game to try something new, this one just was not one of my favorites."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"I was looking for a sweet potato dish that wasn't quite as sweet and calorie-laden as the recipe I've used in recent years. This looked tasty and easy and it hit the mark on both counts! The mix of orange juice, vanilla and nutmeg was perfect. It received positive reviews from our Thanksgiving guests, even though I completely forgot to sprinkle on the marshmallows at the end in the rush to get all of the other dishes on the table. It was still delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"This recipe is like my mom's too except I substituted the white sugar for dark brown sugar and only used 6 Tbsp of butter to cut out some of the fat. Great basic southern sweet potato recipe. I make this every Thanksgiving but use the brown sugar. And yes, I top it with roasted marshmallows."

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"I have made this for many years.I always make it the day before and slightly under cook it then reheat in oven while the turkey is resting.It makes a lot."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"First time ever making sweet potatoes and the whole family loved it!"

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"We eat sweet potatoes all the time, but this recipe made our Thanksgiving dinner extra special. I will make this again and again."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"I love this recipe, I take it to potlucks and family dinner. Everyone loves it and I get asked for the recipe everytime I make it."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"Last years sweet potato recipes was was too sweet, more like a dessert. I wanted to try something new and this recipe was great. I think next time I will add a little brown suger because I like the taste, but I will definately be making this again."

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"Very good! I used 3 eggs instead of 2 and 2/3 cup brown sugar in place of the 1/2 cup regular.

This is a keeper."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"Made this dish for our fall family party. I whipped the sweet potatoes after cooking them with the mixer. The flavor with just a little orange juice was wonderful. No left overs, and I am back today to reprint the receipe for Thanksgiving."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"I mashed the sweet potatoes in my food processor to make them even creamier. I will add a little cinnamon next time. I loved the hint of orange and the eggs made it so light! Great recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2008

"I tried this recipe when I hosted my first all-family Thanksgiving dinner and they loved it. I tried another recipe the next year but they didn't like it as much. I have used this recipe every Thanksgiving for the past eight years."

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