This streusel topped sweet potato casserole is rich, creamy, and delicious. It's like having dessert with dinner.

Streusel Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

This recipe is for a sweet potato casserole that is so sweet and delicious that it’s almost like eating dessert.    The secret is baking the sweet potatoes before making the casserole because baking makes sweet potatoes taste even sweeter than usual.   The baked sweet potatoes are mashed and seasoned with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla  before being spread in a baking dish.  The top is sprinkled with a streusel topping and miniature marshmallows before going into the oven to be baked for 30 minutes.   This sweet potato casserole is so good, that you will never want to eat sweet potatoes any other way.  Streusel Topped Sweet Potato Casserole is rich and delicious.The process is simple.  Sweet Potatoes are washed and baked until tender.  Baking always seems to make them sweeter.  These reddish colored sweet potatoes, sometimes referred to as Yams, have a more orange flesh than their tan colored counterparts.  These make a more colorful dish, but if you prefer the others, you can use them. Selecting a sweet potato in the grocery store for Sweet Potato Casserole Once the sweet potatoes are baked,  carefully peeled them and  roughly mash them together with all of the potato ingredients.  This is spread into the bottom of a 9X9 or 8X11 inch casserole dish. Miniature marshmallows are scattered on top of the streusel topped sweet potatoe casserole

Sprinkle the top with miniature marshmallows, then sprinkle the entire dish  with the streusel topping. The streusel topping is layered on top of the marshmallows for the streusel topped sweet potato casserole.Place the Sweet Potato Casserole into a 350 degree oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until the streusel  topping and the marshmallows are beginning to turn a golden brown.   This streusel topped sweet potato casserole is rich, creamy, and delicious. It's like having dessert with dinner.This sweet potato casserole is delicious, and you’re going to love it.

Here’s the recipe.  Give it a try and let us know what you think.

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Sweet Potato Casserole
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.
  • 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
  • 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
  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.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 543
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15.1g
Saturated Fat 9.2g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 41mg
Sodium 407mg
Total Carbohydrates 98.2g
Dietary Fiber 10.3g
Sugars 23.7g
Protein 5.3g
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 65%
Calcium 7%
Iron 11%

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