We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the Netherlands, however I was curious to try out traditional recipes made on that day. So I tried out Baked Sweet Potato Casserole. The combination of sweet potatoes and marshmallows sounded odd, and candy in a main dish was new, but we loved it. Although we found it a bit sweet. There are numerous sweet potato bake recipes, but I used a recipe from The Southern Lady Cooks.
The sweet potatoes are mashed and combined with butter, cane sugar, an egg, heavy cream, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkled with walnuts and pecans. This is the savory part of the dish, although with the sugar in their already a bit sweet. Then add marshmallows on top. A sweet and filling side dish. The combination is perfect.
Other delicious casseroles and oven dishes are Creamy Gnocchi, Spinach Pie, Crunchy Potato Skins, Eggplant Pesto Lasagna and Russian Dome Pie. A perfect potato side dish are the Perfect Crispy Potato Wedges.
This was an easy to follow recipe and I actually didn’t change a thing. All the ingredients were available in the store nearby.
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Baked Sweet Potato Casserole
Allergies: dairy, sugar, egg, vanilla, cinnamon, nuts.
6 small sweet potatoes
115 grams butter
½ cup cane sugar
¼ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup walnuts and pecans
Marshmallows +/- 53
Peel the sweet potatoes, quarter them and cook them for about 20 to 25 minutes. They need to be soft enough to mash. Drain them and mash them.
Add butter and cream to the potatoes and stir. Then toss in cane sugar, an egg, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Pour the mashed potatoes in the dish. Sprinkle chopped walnuts and pecans on top. Bake in a preheated 180°C/350°F oven for 40 minutes.
Take out of the oven and top with marshmallows. Make sure it’s completely covered. Place back in the oven for about 4 minutes. Use the broiler here.
- Recipe source is the website The Southern Lady Cooks.
- Enough for 4 persons as a side dish.
- Can use either only walnuts or pecans.