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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato CasseroleDo you call it Sweet Potato Casserole or Sweet Potato Pie?  It’s like poh-tay-toh or poh-tah-toh in my book.  🙂  Thanksgiving is officially NEXT week.  Can you believe it? NEXT week!?   I’ve never roasted a turkey, therefore I have no tips for you there.  So, I decided that this week I’m going to focus on three different ways to serve sweet potatoes with your Thanksgiving meal.  This ever-so-popular Sweet Potato Casserole being the first.

There are many variations of serving sweet potatoes.  This is probably one of the favorites of American households, and seems more like a dessert to me than a side dish.  But, it never fails to pop up on the dinner table right next to that turkey.  Ben was telling me this weekend that he never liked sweet potatoes until he had them this way.  He said it was life changing for him.  He was 10.

Sweet Potato CasseroleMe?  I prefer other methods of eating sweet potatoes that do not include marshmallows slathered on top.  My favorite is probably a baked sweet potato topped with melted butter and a little bit of brown sugar.  However, I won’t be sharing that this week, as I want to stay with more traditional Thanksgiving recipes.

Please do not understand me.  I do like this dish, and love how easy and quick it is to put together.  But, I can’t say I love it like Ben does.  And, it definitely wasn’t life changing for me!  😉

Sweet Potato Casserole

Printable Recipe

Yield: 8-10 servings

5 – 6 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 (10.5 oz) package miniature marshmallows

Place sweet potatoes in a large pot of boiling water.  Boil until fork tender, about 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350˚F.

Drain the potatoes and return to pot, away from heat.  Mash in the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and orange juice. Spread evenly in a greased 9- x 13- inch pan.  Top with marshmallows.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until marshmallows are golden brown.

Source: AllRecipes

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9 Responses

  1. This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Very original, crust is very yummy and I love the photo!

  3. I LOVE sweet potato casserole…

  4. I adore your site…everything about it! Thanks to Foodpress, I found you! Your photos look amazing. I will be checking back frequently! 🙂

  5. I love sweet potatoes, I have never used orange juice, might have to try that this year.

  6. LOL, I wouldn’t say this dish was life changing for me but I do pile it on when it’s served. 🙂
    ~ingrid

  7. Sweet potato casserole is one of my favorites at this time of year. You should share this recipe over at http://www.dishfolio.com

  8. I love sweet potato casserole, but with a crunchy topping of pecans, coconut, & brown sugar instead of marshmallows. At some of our holiday gatherings, we have sweet potato pie instead of casserole–but it’s a pie made from the sweet potato puree, similar to a pumpkin pie. I’ve never heard something like your casserole above referred to as a pie, though. Maybe it’s a regional thing?

  9. I just made this today for our (roommate) Thanksgiving dinner. It was so good! Didn’t have any orange juice and only had 4 potatoes but I think they were decent sized.
    Great recipe, thanks! 🙂

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