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Sweet Potato Casserole

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Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who need to consume additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

This delicious sweet potato recipe is a great side dish to serve during the holidays. Freeze the leftovers into individual servings.

Prep time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

Sweet potato mixture:

  • 1 29-oz. large can of yams, mashed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 c. butter, melted
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar

Topping:

  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. butter, melted
  • 1 c. cornflakes, crumbled
  • ½ c. shredded coconut
  • 1/3 c. pecans, chopped

Directions:

  1. Mix together yams, eggs, butter, and brown sugar to make the sweet potato mixture.
  2. Bake sweet potato mixture for 15 minutes at 350ºF (176ºC) .
  3. While the sweet potato mixture is baking, mix together the topping ingredients.
  4. Once sweet potato mixture is finished baking, put topping on top of sweet potato mixture.
  5. Bake for another 30 minutes.

Serves: 10

Serving size: ¾ cup

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
298 calories
17 g fat
2 g protein
36 g carbohydrate
3 g fiber
53 mg cholesterol
61 mg sodium
35 mg calcium
1.1 mg iron

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, CNSC, LD/N
Date reviewed: July 2012

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