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Lemony Smashed Sweet Potatoes

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Land O' Lakes
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A delicious variation on traditional sweet potato casserole with lemon zest for a little added zing.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
30 min
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Recipe Ready Time
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30 min
Recipe Servings


2 pounds (about 6 cups) sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter

1/3 cup chopped pecans

2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper


Place potatoes into 4-quart saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain. Place potatoes into bowl. 

Melt butter in same saucepan over medium heat. Add pecans; cook 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. 

Add drained potatoes to pan; mash until desired consistency.

Add all remaining ingredients; mash lightly until well mixed and marshmallows start to melt.

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