Kermit’s Key Lime Sweet Potatoes

From Kermit’s Kitchen

Serves 4 to 6

This memorable dish is easy to make.  The Key Lime in the syrup enhances the sweet potato taste to provide great flavor.  Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any dinner you want to make special.

The variations on the basic recipe make Key Lime Sweet Potatoes a dish for many occasions.  Quantities may be doubled to serve a larger gathering.


24 ounces, mashed sweet potatoes.  Use either home baked sweet potatoes (see recipe below) or a prepared commercial package (such as, Simply Potatoes Mashed Sweet Potatoes).
1/4 cup of Kermit’s Key Lime Syrup
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2-teaspoon cinnamon

Variations: To the basic recipe, add:

1/4 cup chopped pecans
For a topping, add:
1 1/2 cups of miniature marshmallows
1/2-cup brown sugar



Combine ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.  Cut butter into small pieces while adding to the bowl.

Cover and microwave on High for 5 minutes, stirring once.  If needed, cook longer to insure dish is thoroughly heated.  Stir and serve.


If adding chopped pecans, combine with basic ingredients and cook as directed.

If adding a topping:  Cook as directed, on High for 5 minutes, stirring once during cooking and again, before adding topping.  Add desired topping, microwave until topping is melted.  Note: In a microwave the marshmallows or brown sugar will melt into the top of the dish.

Oven Baked:

Sweet Potatoes: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place sweet potatoes in a roasting pan and bake until tender – – about 40 minutes.  Allow potatoes to cool, then peel.  Mash sweet potatoes.  To save time in the final preparation, this step may be done ahead.

Using 24 ounces of mashed sweet potatoes, in an 8-inch baking dish, combine with other ingredients.  Melt butter before combining.

Bake casserole for 20 minutes (until thoroughly heated)


If adding chopped pecans, combine with basic ingredients and cook as directed.

If adding a topping: After baking for 20 minutes, remove from oven, cover with either the marshmallows or the brown sugar.  Return to oven and bake until the marshmallows are golden or the brown sugar has melted, about 5 minutes more.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve Key Lime Sweet Potatoes proudly with turkey, chicken, duck, ham or a pork roast.