Thursday, November 25, 2010

Recipe: Sweet Potato and Pineapple Casserole

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Happy Thanksgiving from Frugal Follies!

This is a dish I'll be serving today, passed down to me from my mom. I made a few changes to it, though. It's delicious! I made it cheaply by purchasing sweet potatoes at Walmart for 28¢ per pound, the cheapest price I saw anywhere this week. The pineapple was purchased at ALDI, and the Special K was bought on sale with coupons.  (To see all my bargain shopping, check out Wednesday Weekly Shopping.)

Sweet Potato and Pineapple Casserole from Frugal Follies

3 lbs. whole sweet potatoes
8 oz crushed pineapple, undrained
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Crunchy topping:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 cups Special K cereal
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash sweet potatoes, removing any eyes. Prick sweet potatoes several times each with a fork. Microwave for 12 minutes, turning sweet potatoes over halfway through. Allow sweet potatoes to cool, then remove skins from the flesh and put in a large mixing bowl. Mash the sweet potato flesh with a potato masher.

Add pineapple, spices, sugar, and butter or margarine and mix well. Place mixture in a 9x9 casserole dish.

Make crunchy topping: In a medium bowl, mix brown sugar, melted butter or margarine, and Special K together until the cereal pieces are coated. Spread the crunchy topping evenly on top of the sweet potato mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon

Bake for 30 minutes, uncovered, or until the topping is brown and crisp.

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cheerful November 26, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

this sound great, thanks for sharing your recipe and will try this sometime soon! happy thanksgiving! i am sure you'll have a great one! :)

Miranda | Mangoes and Chutney November 26, 2010 at 8:46 AM  

Thanks for sharing with Fat Camp Friday. So great that you did this at such an affordable price! Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

Melodie November 26, 2010 at 5:36 PM  

I have never seen a recipe like this one. It's like dessert for dinner! You have to love Thanksgiving! Hope yours was happy!

Four-eyed-missy November 27, 2010 at 3:22 AM  

Great dish to serve on Thanksgiving. No fuss.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration.

We Ate This!

SnoWhite November 28, 2010 at 2:14 PM  

That's an interesting combination -- sweet potatoes and pineapple! Sounds delicious though. Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving.

Meagan November 28, 2010 at 2:26 PM  

I think I just found my brother in a Thanksgiving dish - minus the Special K. lol

Jaymi November 28, 2010 at 7:46 PM  

yum, sounds amazing! i've never tried something like this with pineapple in it! Check out how I make sweet potato pie, my in is good too!

Chats the Comfy Cook November 29, 2010 at 8:39 AM  

I love sweet potatoes but I have not made them with pineapple and that sounds like a nice change. Thanks for linking this to My Meatless Mondays.

MrsJenB November 29, 2010 at 1:50 PM  

Oooh, never thought of Special K on top, I usually use pecans and in fact did so just last week. I love the crunchy cereal idea! This looks and sounds delicious - thank you for sharing @ Mouthwatering Monday!

Rebecca Jean November 29, 2010 at 2:08 PM  

I would have never thought to add pineapple to a sweet potato casserole. Interesting! Sure beats marshmallows.

Thanks for linking to Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays.

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

PERMANENT POSIES November 29, 2010 at 10:04 PM  

This looks yummy and if I used Corn Chex or Rice Chex, I could make it gluten free (for my daughter). I love the combo of sweet potatoes and pineapple too. Thanks for linking with us.

Kirby November 29, 2010 at 11:37 PM  

I love how you added the pineapple and Special K! Awesome! Found you thru TNSC!

Cindy November 30, 2010 at 10:34 AM  

I've never thought of sweet potato casserole with pineapple. Will have to try it sometime. Dropping in from TNSC!

Miz Helen November 30, 2010 at 4:59 PM  

Your casserole will be a great addition for this time of the year. Thank you for sharing and have a good week.

Christy November 30, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

What a yummy sounding casserole - and different than the normal sweet potato dishes, I love the crushed pineapple. thanks for sharing this with the hearth and soul hop!

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home December 1, 2010 at 2:39 PM  

I've never seen a sweet potato and pineapple casserole before. Very interesting! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

Unknown December 2, 2010 at 11:02 PM  

what great combinations...sweet potatoes, pineapples and the crunch of cereal..this is a winner. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club. (the added bonus that you got such a great deal on everything makes me smile)!

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