It is almost Thanksgiving and here is another side dish idea for your dinner table, although I think this can technically be a dessert (because it is sweet). Hopefully this recipe inspires you to make something yummy this week whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving or not, this recipe is also perfect for Christmas time. This Sweet Potato Casserole has all the wonderful flavors of fall/winter time (topped with marshmallow goodness and streusel topping) not to mention that the smell of this casserole is incredible! I hope you give it a try with all your loved ones around you this time of year! The recipe and links all follow below.
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SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE WITH MARSHMALLOWS
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
2 pounds sweet potatoes cleaned
4 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour optional: for a sturdier streusel add and additional heaping tablespoon of flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 -3 cups mini marshmallows or more, if you'd like
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Prick the potatoes with a fork and place them on the pan.
Bake the potatoes until tender, 45 minutes to an hour.
When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them open, scoop out the insides and place the potatoes in a large bowl.
Add the 4 tablespoons of butter, milk, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, egg, vanilla and salt to the bowl.
Use a potato masher or hand mixer to mash or beat the potatoes until mostly smooth.
Grease a 9-inch square pan or 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
Spread the sweet potato mixture evenly in the pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
Prepare the topping. In a medium bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and pecans. Stir until thoroughly combined.
Top the sweet potato mixture with half the marshmallows, then sprinkle half the streusel over the marshmallows. Top with the other half of the marshmallows and sprinkle the remaining streusel over the top. Place back into the oven for 8-15 minutes, until the topping is bubbly and brown. You can also place your oven in the broil setting and allow it to broil for the last 2-3 mins. Enjoy!
1 Thessalonians 5:18
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.