Frugal Sweet Potato Casserole
4 medium Sweet potatoes or -- yams (about 2 lb)
1/4 c. Packed brown sugar
1/4 c. Butter
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 Can (8 oz) crushed -- pineapple
1 tbsp. Packed brown sugar
1 tbsp. Butter
1 tsp. Water
1/2 tsp. Ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Ground nutmeg
1 1/2 c.s Miniature marshmallows
1/4 c. Chopped pecans
1. Wash sweet potatoes. Prick each 2 or 3 times with fork to allow steam to escape. Arrange in oven at least 1 inch apart. Microwave at HIGH (100%) until fork-tender, 8 to 10 mins. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.
2. Peel and slice potatoes. Place in 2-qt. casserole. Add 1/4 c. butter and the salt. Mash until no lumps remain. Combine in pineapple. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 2 minutes. Stir and set aside.
3. Place 1 tbsp. brown sugar, 1 tbsp. butter, the water, cinnamon, and nutmeg in medium bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) until butter is melted, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after half the time. Add marshmallows; toss to coat. Top sweet potato mixture with marshmallows. Microwave at HIGH (100 % until the marshmallows are melted and potatoes are heated through, 2 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle with pecans.