Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Frugal Food Thursday: Sweet Potato and Pineapple Casserole

sweet potato and pineapple
Happy Thanksgiving from Frugal Follies! This week, I'm rerunning one of my most popular recipes on the site, Sweet Potato and Pineapple Casserole, passed down to me from my mom.

This time, I bought the sweet potatoes at ALDI, 3 lbs. for $1.19.  It was cheaper at Walmart (28¢/lb), but I didn't want to make a separate trip.  I bought the pineapple a few months ago, on sale with coupons.  And instead of Special K, this year I'll be using Honey Bunches of Oats bought on this trip. (To see all my bargain shopping, check out Wednesday Weekly Shopping.)

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SWEET POTATO AND PINEAPPLE CASSEROLE

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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12 comments:

Laura @ Frugal Follies November 24, 2011 at 7:21 AM  

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Donna November 24, 2011 at 8:32 AM  

mmmmmm...I love the sweet potato & pineapple combo AND the crunchy top! All of my favorites rolled into one:) Great job:)

Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free November 24, 2011 at 9:46 AM  

Wishing you and your visitors a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your sweet potato casserole looks delicious -- my link is for Cornbread Stuffing with Herbs and Mushrooms, a very economical side for turkey, or a good stuffing for winter squash.

Miz Helen November 26, 2011 at 4:44 PM  

Hope you are having a great holiday week end. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back soon!
Miz Helen

Amy @ A Little Nosh November 26, 2011 at 6:41 PM  

I love the addition of pineapple. Sounds wonderful. Thanks so much for linking up at A Little Nosh this week!

Shannon, Food Channel Editor, Momtrends.com November 29, 2011 at 12:19 AM  

This looks so good! I make a sweet potato casserole that my kids love (with brown sugar and a pecan topping) but they also love pineapple. I'm bookmarking this one to try!

Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on Momtrends.com!

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Cindy November 30, 2011 at 12:49 PM  

Hi,

I am hosting a Holiday Cookie Recipe swap and would love to get the word out to other bloggers to post and share their recipe. I do get good traffic on my site so it would mean traffic for others.

http://happyhomemakercindy.com/2011/11/the-hhc-holiday-cookie-recipe-swap/

I would love it if you could share the idea with you blogger friends.

carolinaheartstrings November 30, 2011 at 1:13 PM  

That looks so yummy. I cannot wait to serve this one to my family. We have a great pumpkin fried rice recipe this week. And be sure to visit us on Friday and register for a great give away from The Shabby Apple.

April @ The 21st Century Housewife November 30, 2011 at 2:01 PM  

There is nothing like a wonderful family recipe, and your Sweet Potato and Pineapple Casserole looks and sounds absolutely delicious. I love the spices in it as well. Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul hop.

Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures December 4, 2011 at 10:56 PM  

Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

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