Sweet potato casserole
Sweet potato casserole is a delicious dish that we love to enjoy during the holidays. It is something you can make year round. We seem to make it more when the sweet potatoes go on sale.
It is a great dish to bring to parties and events and family gatherings.
We enjoy it at all our family holiday meals: Easter, Thanksgiving and again for Christmas.
The key to making this dish, is using cooked sweet potatoes. These can be baked in the oven, slow cooker or microwaved.
Why would you precook them? Because sweet potatoes are almost as hard as rocks and take a long time to cook. And they are worth the effort.
Make this dish ahead of time or the day before!
Our family is divided on the marshmallows, no marshmallows debate. To make everyone happy, we put marshmallows on half of the dish. You can opt to leave them off if your family doesn’t like them.
4 large cooked sweet potatoes peeled and cubed (or you can use baked sweet potatoes and remove the potato from the skin)
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
mini marshmallows to cover the sweet potatoes
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
In a bowl, remove the sweet potatoes from the skins.
Add the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice and mix.
Place the mix into the pan and spread out evenly.
Bake for 25 minutes and remove from oven.
Place marshmallows on top of the sweet potatoes and put back into the oven, only enough for them to brown.(marshmallows will puff up)
Remove from the oven and enjoy.
Since the casserole is already cooked, you could microwave it to heat it up and then place the marshmallows on top and use a torch to brown the marshmallows.