Learn how easy it is to make my recipe for Homemade Sweet Potato Casserole using fresh sweet potatoes, spices, pecans, and mini marshmallows!
Sweet potatoes. You either love them or hate them. My family is a bit divided so I still tend to make a small batch of sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving for those that love it. I love it and the more marshmallows on top the better. Because let’s face it–why else would you eat a homemade sweet potato casserole? As a kid that’s how I was lured to try sweet potato casserole. I’m pretty sure the first few times I had it all I did was eat the crispy marshmallow topping. I’m pretty sure Ryder will do the same thing. Then again, he’s already tried sweet potatoes and loves them. So maybe I won’t need to lure him with the mini marshmallows?
Let’s talk about how easy it is to make my recipe for Homemade Sweet Potato Casserole. First, you peal, cut and boil the sweet potatoes. Once they are fork tender combine them with butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mash them until they are smooth. Top them with chopped pecans (if you like nuts–I do, my husband doesn’t so maybe only top one side?) and then sprinkle on the mini marshmallows. I contained myself and only used 2 cups. But if you want this casserole to be more marshmallow than sweet potatoes… go right ahead. It is your casserole after all. Just make sure others will be on the same mind-set and love for mini-marshmallows like you are! Going back to the recipe… broil this casserole like you’ve never broiled before… make sure to not burn the mini marshmallows but just lightly toast them until golden brown. Then it’s time to dig in and enjoy.
Homemade Sweet Potato Casserole
- 4 extra large sweet potatoes
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- Boil sweet potatoes (peeled, and cut into 1-inch cubes) until fork tender (about 20 minutes).
- Preheat the broiler.
- Drain the sweet potatoes and add in the unsalted butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Using a hand mixer, mix the potatoes until smooth.
- Spray non-stick cooking spray into an oven-safe dish. Pour the potatoes into the dish. Top with chopped pecans and mini marshmallows. Broil on high for 30 seconds until marshmallows are golden brown. Serve immediately.