Sweet Potato Casserole
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Recipe type: Vegetable Side Dish
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Serves: 8
 
This recipe made from baked potatoes is so sweet and delicious, that it's almost like eating dessert. Chef's Note: You can substitute half and half or even whole milk for the heavy cream if you want to save a few calories without any adverse effects on the flavor of the dish.
Ingredients
  • FOR THE POTATOES:
  • 5 - 6 medium sized sweet potatoes (You want about 4 pounds)
  • ½ stick melted butter
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar (light or dark, but I prefer light.)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • FOR THE TOPPING:
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • ½ stick of melted butter
  • ½ cup of flour
  • ½ cup of quick oats
  • ⅓ cup of packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Arrange washed sweet potatoes on a foil lined baking pan and bake for 30 minutes to one hour or until the sweet potatoes are cooked and the flesh is soft. Cooking time will depend upon the size of the potatoes
  3. While the sweet potatoes cook, make the streusel topping by mixing together ½ cup of flour, ½ stick of melted butter, ⅓ cup packed brown sugar, ½ cup of quick oats, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, and ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg. Mix this together until it forms soft crumb like clumps like a streusel type topping. Then, set it aside.
  4. When the sweet potatoes are fully cooked, remove them from the oven.
  5. Carefully peel the sweet potatoes (they will be hot).
  6. Cut sweet potatoes into chunks, and mash them with ½ stick of butter, ¾ cup brown sugar, ½ cup half and half, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and ¼ teaspoon nutmeg.
  7. Spread sweet potato puree mixture into a buttered 8X11 or 9X9 inch casserole, taking care to smooth the top.
  8. Pour two cups of miniature marshmallows over the top of the sweet potato mixture.
  9. Evenly sprinkle the streusel topping over the top of the sweet potato casserole and the marshmallows.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the streusel topping and the marshmallows are golden.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at http://www.pattycakespantry.com/side-dish/streusel-topped-sweet-potato-casserole/