We love this sweet potato casserole! It’s topped with homemade toasted marshmallow fluff and the sweet potatoes are baked rather than boiled making it an easy sweet potato casserole recipe!
This dish is a staple at our Thanksgiving table! What I love about this recipe is that the sweet potatoes are baked rather than boiled. This eliminates having to peel, chop and boil!
Furthermore, when sweet potatoes are baked they become even sweeter! It also makes mashing so much easier. It’s just easier all around!
We’ve always topped ours with marshmallows growing up, but I love nothing more than spreading a fluffy, homemade marshmallow fluff over the top! Torch it with a kitchen torch and it not only looks gorgeous but tastes even better!
Make the marshmallow fluff a few days before and store it in the refrigerator. One less thing to make on Thanksgiving day!
How to Make Sweet Potatoe Casserole
This casserole is made with only 5 ingredients!
- Sweet Potatoes
- Brown Sugar
- Heavy Cream
How to Bake a Sweet Potato
Preheat the oven to 425-degrees Fahrenheit
Rinse and pat dry the potatoes.
Line a baking sheet with foil and place the potatoes on the foil to bake.
Bake until tender for about 50 minutes. You want them to be extra soft.
Cut them open and scoop out the sweet potato and place in a bowl, leaving the skin behind.
Mash the sweet potatoes with butter, sugar, salt, and heavy cream while they’re hot.
Mash until the texture is smooth or how you like it. Also, make sure to taste test! Add more salt or more sugar depending on what you like.
How to Mash Potatoes
If you don’t have a potato masher, use a fork to get them as smooth as possible. If you want them really smooth add them to a food processor.
We don’t like them too smooth though as the texture is nice for a casserole.
Add More Flavors to the Sweet Potatoe Casserole!
You can even add in a splash of bourbon or any liquor to give the sweet potatoes an extra kick! Spices like cinnamon and nutmeg are also great in a sweet potato casserole.
Furthermore, top the casserole with walnuts or pecans to give it a crunch.
Spread the mashed sweet potatoes into a casserole dish. If you’re serving that day, top with marshmallow fluff. If you’re waiting a few days, wrap them tightly and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Spread the homemade marshmallow fluff over the mashed sweet potatoes.
Using a kitchen torch, torch the marshmallow fluff until it’s toasty!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a sweet potato casserole be frozen?
Yes! To freeze, store in an airtight container for up to 3 months. It’s best to wait to put the marshmallow topping on before freezing. The marshmallow topping should go on before serving.
Is sweet potato casserole a dessert or side dish?
It’s usually a side dish at Thanksgiving. However, the ingredients are very similar to a pie but without the pie crust so it can also be a dessert!
How long can you keep sweet potato casserole in the fridge?
Sweet potato casserole will stay good in the refrigerator for three to five days. This is with a marshmallow topping too. After five days we always discard the sweet potatoes.
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Sweet Potato Casserole with Homemade Marshmallow Fluff
Sweet Potato Casserole
- 5 large sweet potatoes , washed and pat dry
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup salted butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- Preheat the oven to 425-degrees Fahrenheit
- Rinse and pat dry the potatoes.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and place the potatoes on the foil to bake.
- Bake until tender for about 50 minutes. You want them to be extra soft.
- Cut them open and scoop out the sweet potato and place in a bowl, leaving the skin behind.
- Mash the sweet potatoes with butter, sugar, salt, and heavy cream while they’re hot.
- Mash until the texture is smooth or how you like it.
- Spread the mashed sweet potatoes into a casserole dish.
- Spread the homemade marshmallow fluff over the mashed sweet potatoes.
- Using a kitchen torch, torch the marshmallow fluff until it’s toasty!
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