Sweet Potato Surprise

Sweet Potato Surprise


"This is a great recipe to dress up your sweet potatoes."


servings 277 cals
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Original recipe yields 9 servings



  • Calories:
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.6g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 58 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease one 8x12 inch baking dish.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook until tender but still firm. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl to cool.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine sweet potatoes, bananas, white sugar, brown sugar, pecans, evaporated milk, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well.
  4. Pour mixture into baking dish, place coconut on top of potato mixture and top with marshmallows. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
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  1. 11 Ratings


Although the final result was a very tasty dish, the directions leave a lot to the imagination in terms of preparation. Even the reviews didn't help me. I didn't know just what size sweet pota...

Very Sweet. I agree with the previous reviewer that says...this might be more suitable for a dessert rather than a veggie side dish. Still very good. Thank you.

I totally agree with other reviewers; it called for too much sugar. I used only half of the amount of sugars. The direction might be needed more in detail, for I didn't know what to do with the ...

This was good but there are so many sweet ingredients in this recipe, it really overwhelmed my tastebuds! I think it qualifies more as a dessert than a vegetable sidedish. Thanks, Debbie!

The flavors in this recipe are very strong, but still very good. I made it for a work pitch-in, and everyone was guessing what the secret ingredient was! I used some large sweet potatoes, and ni...

I didn't use the white sugar at all. I also used 7 sweet potatoes, and 3 tbsp butter :) And No coconut because I didn't have any. I think these proportions fit best with it being a side-dish,...

Took others advice didn't add white sugar, used twice as many potatoes, everything else the same and it was still a strong banana flavor. Next time (and I will make it again!) I'll use only one ...

A huge hit for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, thanks! :)