Baked Sweet Potato Casserole, in a glass casserole dish, just out of the oven, standing on the gas stove

Baked Sweet Potato Casserole

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.

Baked Sweet Potato Casserole, in a glass casserole dish, just out of the oven, standing on the gas stove
Baked Sweet Potato Casserole

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 and Russian Dome Pie.

Review

This was an easy to follow recipe and I actually didn’t change a thing. All the ingredients were available in the store nearby.

Comment below if you’re going to try it out, if you have any questions and tag #cosetteiscookin when you post pictures on your socials.

Baked Sweet Potato Casserole

The layers of the casserole dish
The layers of the casserole dish

Allergies: dairy, sugar, egg, vanilla, cinnamon, nuts.

Ingredients

6 small sweet potatoes

115 grams butter

½ cup cane sugar

¼ cup heavy cream

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup walnuts and pecans

Marshmallows +/- 53

Instructions

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.

Notes:

  • Recipe source is the website The Southern Lady Cooks.
  • Enough for 4 persons as a side dish.
  • Can use either only walnuts or pecans.
Ingredients placed on the kitchen counter
Ingredients
Mashed potatoes with butter and cream, in a pan
Mashed potatoes with butter and cream
Mashed potatoes with sugar, egg, cinnamon and nutmeg in a pan
Mashed potatoes with sugar, egg, cinnamon and nutmeg
A casserole with the mashed potatoes topped with nuts
A casserole with the mashed potatoes topped with nuts
After baking the mashed potatoes
After baking the mashed potatoes
Almost completely topped with marshmallows, you see a little bit of the baked potatoes on the left
Almost completely topped with marshmallows
1/4 of the dish left
1/4 of the dish left

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