Sweet Potato Casserole

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving will be here next week. Have you started meal planning the big feast? I’m in charge of dessert this year, but I wanted to share a few side dishes this week. The sides are my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. My mom and aunt always feature an assortment of tasty side dishes. It’s certainly my favorite meal of the year.

Sweet potato casserole is a classic and this recipe uses both marshmallows and streusel in the topping. It’s sweet and can almost pass as dessert. This casserole is sure to disappear with a quickness.

Sweet Potato Casserole- (adapted from Celebrating Sweets)

INGREDIENTS:

MASHED SWEET POTATOES:

• 3 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into large chunks

• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

• 1/3 cup half and half

• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 3 tablespoons brown sugar

• salt to taste

TOPPING:

• 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened

• 1/4 cup brown sugar

• 1/4 cup all purpose flour

• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 1/8 teaspoon salt

•. 2 -3 cups mini marshmallows

Directions:

1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish and set aside.

2 Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot, cover with water, and boil until tender (about 10-15min) Drain and return to the pot. Add butter, milk, cinnamon, brown sugar and salt to the potatoes and mash until smooth. Taste the potatoes and add additional seasonings, if needed.

3 Transfer the mashed potatoes to the prepared casserole dish. Place in the oven until heated through (if they’re warm it will only take a few minutes).

4 While the sweet potatoes are heating, prepare the topping. In a medium bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until thoroughly combined.

5 Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven. Top 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 10 minutes, until the topping is bubbly and brown (keep an eye on it, so the marshmallows don’t burn).

*Feel free to add a half cup of pecans to the streusel if you’d like an extra crunch.

This side is one the kids will like- my children say it taste like candy. Well almost!! What is your favorite Thanksgiving side??

Thanks for reading! xo

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