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Sweet potato casserole

🍳 50 min

🔥 1725 cal

✍️ by Olena Lastivka


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Sweet potato casserole

25 g


195 g


95 g



Sweet potato casserole is an untypical dessert with a remarkable autumn flavor and scent. Crunchy nut topping and crusty stringy marshmallows create a very interesting texture combined with soft mashed sweet potatoes. This Thanksgiving treat is a perfect hot dessert for cold days. 

Tips to make sweet potato casserole

Use a whisk or a big spoon if you don't have a mixer. Add the liquid ingredients and mashed potatoes gradually. It will be easier to make the texture smooth. 

If you don't have any pecans, any nuts will do. The best options you can pick are walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts. 

Don't shy away from spices. Such spices as vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamon make your casserole fragrant and appetizing. 

Roasting sweet potatoes will add extra flavor to your casserole. They will be a bit drier and sweeter. In this case, you will not need to mix the casserole as thoroughly before baking. You can leave the potatoes in the shape of cubes. 

Here's why you need to add eggs to sweet potato casserole. It will make the ingredients stick together. Your casserole will be more like a cake but not a porridge. 

If you hesitate about whether to cover sweet potato casserole when baking or not, you can try both options. The main difference is that you won't have a crust on the top of the marshmallows if you cover the casserole. Another disadvantage is that the marshmallows might stick to the cover when they melt. 

How to make sweet potato casserole

Preheat your oven. Prepare the sweet sauce while you boil sweet potatoes. Add mashed potatoes to the sweet topping and mix until it becomes smooth. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

How long to cook sweet potato casserole

Sweet potato casserole needs to spend not more than 25-30 minutes in an oven. If you bake a big portion, you can bake it for 30 minutes but reduce the heat to 300 degrees. To reheat the dish, put it in a microwave for 1 minute or in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 10 minutes. 

What you can add to sweet potato casserole

The foods and additives that go well in sweet potato casserole: 

  • Nuts or nut crumbs. 
  • Spices. 
  • Pumpkin. 
  • Brown sugar. 

When it's already baked:

  • Fruit or maple syrup. 
  • Honey. 
  • Ice cream. 
  • Honey. 

If you want to make a more sophisticated topping, mix nuts with two tablespoons of flour and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Make it the second layer of the casserole. Then you can top it with marshmallows. 

How long can sweet potato casserole sit out

You can leave it for 30 minutes at room temperature or put it in the fridge. It is not a necessary step, though. 

After baking, there is no need to wait long. The casserole can sit until it cools down and will not be too hot to serve.

Sweet potato casserole Recipe

Essential ingredients

  • Sweet potatoes

    500 g

  • Brown sugar

    45 g

  • Butter 82.5%

    60 g (4 tbsp)

  • Eggs

    60 g (1 pieces)

  • Milk 2.5%

    50 g (⅕ cup)

  • Salt

    1 g (1 tsp)

  • Pecans

    60 g

  • Marshmallows

    50 g

Ingredients to taste

Cinnamon, Honey, Vanilla, Ground ginger, Cloves, Cardamom, Cooking Olive Oil, Flour

How to make

Please follow the next steps:

  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. 2

    Spray a baking tray (if it is deep enough) or a baking pan with olive oil.

  3. 3

    Boil water in a big pot. Cut sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes at the same time.

  4. 4

    Reduce the heat and put the potatoes into water. Simmer for 15 minutes.

  5. 5

    Use a large bowl and a whisk or spoon to mix butter, brown sugar, milk, honey, and eggs. Add vanilla, cinnamon, ground ginger and cloves, and salt to the mixture.

  6. 6

    Add dried sweet potatoes to the bowl. Use a mixer to even the texture.

  7. 7

    Put the content of the bowl into the baking tray. Add pecans and then marshmallows on top.

  8. 8

    Bake for 25 minutes till you see a little brown crust on the marshmallows.

Weight Loss Tips

  • Choose skim milk and low-fat yogurts instead of whole dairy to keep your calories under control.

  • Use parchment paper or foil instead of oil.

  • Chew your food more thoroughly. Research shows that it can reduce calorie intake at mealtimes.

  • Cooking Method

    Baking, Whisking

  • Recipe cuisine


  • Tools

    Oven, Knife, Bowl, Baking sheet, Electric whisk

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