Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows AND Pecan Topping

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This casserole recipe is an easy dinner idea, perfect for holidays, potlucks and as a dinner food idea. This Sweet Potato casserole recipe can be assembled the night before you want to serve it, to save you time in the kitchen. No Thanksgiving table is complete without this comforting classic casserole recipe. Sweet Potato casserole recipe is more of dessert food idea than a side dish, but it's okay to treat yourself every now and again. If you are looking for a savory sweet potato casserole recipe, you'll want to try the Herb Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Gruyere that you can also find on the Carly Bad Cravings site. This casserole recipe is one of the best traditional Sweet Potato Casserole you will find. Some sweet potato casserole recipes come with Marshmallows, some sweet potato casserole recipes come with pecan toppings, but this casserole recipe comes with both marshmallows and pecan topping for a side dish food idea you will be sure to love.

For this easy dinner idea for the sweet potato filling, you will need yams/sweet potatoes, granulated sugar, milk, butter, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, pepper, and eggs. For the brown sugar pecan topping, you will need pecans, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, flour, light brown sugar, butter, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves and mini marshmallows. For the brown sugar pecan topping without a food processor, you can add chopped pecans to a medium-sized bowl and toss in with some maple syrup and vanilla. Then add the remaining ingredients and cut the butter into brown sugar with a pastry cutter, or two forks.

There are several health benefits to consuming pecans. Pecans are full of various nutrients that provide many health benefits. Some of the health benefits include that they may help to lower cholesterol levels. High levels of cholesterol in the body are one of the causes associated with several cardiovascular ailments that are common today. Once cardiovascular ailments is detected a person is put on medication that are used to control the levels of high cholesterol. By consuming pecans on a regular basis, they may help to carry out the function of balancing your cholesterol levels. Pecans with their high monosaturated fat may be prescribed as a part of a healthy diet which is low in cholesterol levels to patients or healthy individuals. Consuming pecans may also help to control diabetes. Nuts such as pecans may be beneficial in helping to maintain blood sugar levels especially for people suffering from diabetes. Diabetes may increase the risk of cardiovascular disorders, and it is necessary to have a healthy diet that has the necessary nutrients and minerals. Consuming pecans may also help with a healthy heart. Health benefits of pecans may include reduced risk of heart-related ailments. Nuts such as pecans have protein, vitamin E and oxidant properties which may help in protecting the heart and also reduce the risk of hypertension. Pecans may also help prevent heart disease. Pecans contain constituents such as tocopherol that may help in inhibiting oxidation of the lipids that exist in the blood which in turn offers protection against heart diseases. Consuming pecans may also help with weight Control. Pecans are also beneficial to help manage weight. Pecans are rich in fats but also contains protein and fiber which may make you feel full for longer duration and thus help in lowering intake of other high-calorie foods.

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