Sweet potato casserole with marshmallows is as American for Thanksgiving as stuffing. It is truly traditional and absolutely delectable. It could be served as dessert but I can promise you that it will compliment a meal beautifully.
I like to enhance my sweet potato casserole with spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. This makes it aromatic and comforting as well. I also like to add orange juice and zest to cut down on the sweetness a bit. The type of cream that I use is heavy cream. However, you can use whatever cream you want. Even sour cream would be great in this!
If you would like you can add sliced apples or nuts to this casserole as well. Whatever you decide, you will end up with a very delicious meal. All in all this is a fantastic dish that is sure to please adults and children alike.
Here is what you need to make this highly enjoyable sweet potato casserole with marshmallows:
4 cups mashed sweet potatoes
¼ cup cream
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon orange zest
Juice of ½ large orange
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
2 to 3 cups marshmallows – depending on the size
• Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
• Mix all ingredients, except for marshmallows, in a bowl.
• Spread sweet potatoes in a buttered baking dish.
• Sprinkle evenly with marshmallows.
• Place in oven and bake for 35 minutes until marshmallows are browned.
CALORIES 259.28; FAT 5.96 grs (sat 3.63; mono 1.56; poly 0.32); PROTEIN 2.78 grs ; FIBER 4.25 grs; CARBS 50.13 grs; CHOLESTEROL 17.90 mg; IRON 1.32 mg; SODIUM 60.27 mg; CALCIUM 61.57 mg