Sweet Potato Casserole


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes
  • Boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 6 medium bananas
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, packed firmly
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoon of margarine.


  1. Wash potatoes; and place them in a large sauce pan with salt. Add boiling water cover; bring to a boil over high heat. Cover pot; reduce the heat to low and let the potatoes simmer for 30 to 35 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 375F. Using Margarine grease a deep casserole bowl or 2 quart bowl.

  3. Peel bananas and throw away the skins. Cut bananas in 1/4 inch thick slices. Put the bananas in a medium size bowl and toss with orange juice. In a smaller bowl mix the brown sugar and ground cinnamon and set aside.

  4. In the bottom of the casserole dish arrange 1/3 of the potato slices in a single layer, overlapping just a little bit. Top with 1/2 of the banana slices and sprinkle with 1/3 the sugar mixture. Slightly dot with 1/3 with the margarine.

  5. Repeat the steps from 4 with the 1/3 of the potatoes and the bananas, having 12 slices of bananas left for the top. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the sugar mixture and slightly dot with one third of butter.

  6. Top with the remaining potatoes, and put the rest of the bananas on top. Put the remaining sugar mixture on top and slightly dot the rest of the butter on top. The last step is to pour the rest of the orange juice on the casserole and put in the oven, for 45 minutes until bubbly or hot.