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Sweet Potato Casserole

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs. Get a grownup's help because it requires using the oven.

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

Prep time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

Sweet potato mixture:
  • 1 29-ounce large can of yams, mashed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
Topping:
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup cornflakes, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup 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: 3/4 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.

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