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Sweet Potato Skillet Souffle

Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Skillet Soufflé

This Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Skillet Soufflé is the perfect dessert disguised as a side dish for Thanksgiving!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author Quinn Caudill


Sweet Potato Soufflé:

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 4.5 ounces evaporated low fat 2% milk about 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp orange zest
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Pecan Topping:

  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbs maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes and cook until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, drain well.
  5. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Mix on medium low to mash.
  6. Add the evaporated milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla, cinnamon, orange zest, beaten eggs, and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Mix together until smooth.
  8. Fold in mini marshmallows, set aside.
  9. Melt 3 tbsp butter in an 8 inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  10. Add pecans and toast for 2 minutes.
  11. Stir in brown sugar and maple syrup. Heat until sugar is melted and pecans are coated about 1 minute.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Pour in reserved sweet potato soufflé mixture and smooth out.
  14. Sweet Potato Skillet Souffle
  15. Bake 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  16. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  17. Dust the souffle with powdered sugar. Carefully invert souffle onto a serving platter.
  18. Serve warm

Recipe Notes

First published by Quinn Caudill for dadwhats4dinner.com © 2015

If you do not have a cast iron skillet, use a nonstick ovenproof skillet. If you have neither place melted butter, pecans, brown sugar and maple syrup in the bottom of a 2-quart baking dish. Pour in sweet potato mixture and bake as directed.