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Sweet potato casserole (Thanksgiving recipe)

As it is almost Thanksgiving I thought it was time to try a typical thanksgiving recipe. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the Netherlands, but last year I was mentor of a group of exchange students in Nijmegen and one of the girls from my mentor group from America made us a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner. It was one of the best dinners I have ever had. She really did her best to let us experience a Thanksgiving night. There was a huge turkey with cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole and several pumpkin pies. Everybody stuffed themselves because it was super good. Before Thanksgiving did not interest me that much, but now I know how many great dishes Americans cook for this celebration, I want to try them all. 

The dish that impressed me most was the sweet potato casserole. A sweet potato mash made with sugar, butter, milk and egg baked in the oven with marshmallows on top. Heaven! 

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Today I will share that recipe with you. I think this dish will also be great at the Christmas dinner. It can be used both at the main course or as a part of the dessert. 

If you are wondering why my mashed potato has such a weird color and is not bright orange. That is because I bought my sweet potato in a supermarket that only had sweet potatoes with a purple peel and a yellow inside, this gave my mashed potato a dirty brown color instead of orange. A bit unfortunate, but it doesn’t taste different because of it! 

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This recipe is not low FODMAP. You can eat it when you follow the low FODMAP diet, but only 1/8 part of the dish at a time. This is because this recipe contains 500 g sweet potato and the maximum amount you can eat is 70 g per portion. 

What do you need

  • 500 g sweet potato (about 2 middle size potatoes)
  • 1/8 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of (lactose-free) milk
  • 1/8 cup of white sugar
  • 1/8 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Large marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

How to prepare the sweet potato casserole

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into cubes. Put them in a pan with a layer of water and bring to boil. Leave the potatoes to boil for 20 minutes until they are done.
  3. Drain the potatoes and mash them with a mixer or a fork.
  4. Put the mashed potato in a bowl.
  5. Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave by heating it in short bursts of 30 seconds. Repeat this until the butter has completely melted.
  6. Add the melted butter together with the milk, the egg and the sugar to the mashed sweet potato in the bowl. Add the cinnamon too and mix everything together with a mixer.
  7. Grease an oven dish and divide the mixture over the dish. Cover this with a layer of marshmallows.
  8. Put the oven dish in the oven for about 30 minutes. Watch the dish while it is baking. When the marshmallows have turned golden brown the dish is done (it would be a pity if the marshmallows burn). For some ovens, this takes a bit less than 30 minutes.

Enjoy!

Will you let me know if you decide to make the sweet potato casserole ? I would love it if you would share your creations with me using the hashtag #karlijnskitchen on Instagram or by tagging me at @karlijnskitchen

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Sweet potato casserole (Thanksgiving recipe)


  • Author: Karlijn
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Servings: 4 1x

Description

A delicious Thanksgiving classic. Sweet potato casserole with melted marshmallows on top. Also great for Christmas. Low FODMAP if you eat 1/8th of the dish.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 500 g sweet potato (about 2 middle size potatoes)
  • 1/8 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of (lactose-free) milk
  • 1/8 cup of white sugar
  • 1/8 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Large marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into cubes. Put them in a pan with a layer of water and bring to boil. Leave the potatoes to boil for 20 minutes until they are done.
  3. Drain the potatoes and mash them with a mixer or a fork.
  4. Put the mashed potato in a bowl.
  5. Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave by heating it in short bursts of 30 seconds. Repeat this until the butter has completely melted.
  6. Add the melted butter together with the milk, the egg and the sugar to the mashed sweet potato in the bowl. Add the cinnamon too and mix everything together with a mixer.
  7. Grease an oven dish and divide the mixture over the dish. Cover this with a layer of marshmallows.
  8. Put the oven dish in the oven for about 30 minutes. Watch the dish while it is baking. When the marshmallows have turned golden brown the dish is done (it would be a pity if the marshmallows burn). For some ovens, this takes a bit less than 30 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins

 

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