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Candy potato casserole is beloved (by some) as a basic holiday recipe. If I’m being trustworthy, I’m extra of a plain baked candy potato form of gal, however since a few of our prolonged household choose the marshmallow-topped sort, I made a decision to concoct a wholesome model.
Home made Candy Potato Casserole
To make the candy potato a part of the candy potato casserole, you want cooked candy potatoes. If I’m making the casserole for a crowd, I wish to roast them forward of time so I don’t have a lot to do on a busy cooking day.
You’ll be able to completely boil them when you choose, however I just like the deeper taste from roasting.
Most recipes for candy potato casserole embody sugar combined into the candy potatoes. I’m not taking that recommendation! Candy potatoes are already lots candy sufficient, so there’s no want for including much more sugar! Some recipes additionally add eggs and milk, however since they don’t actually change the flavour or texture and are allergens for some, I depart them out.
Essential Word: In the event you make the candy potato a part of the casserole forward of time, be sure you warmth it up previous to placing on the topping.
To Marshmallow or To not Marshmallow?
Candy potato casseroles are normally topped with one thing candy like marshmallow or strudel. I do make my own marshmallows, and I’ve discovered that if I cut back the quantity of gelatin within the recipe I could make a marshmallow fluff topping. (Mother Hack: The “marshmallow” topping additionally makes a terrific cake icing on coconut flour cakes for youths’ birthdays!)
An alternative choice is to make a Swiss meringue with egg whites and honey. I warmth and whisk it over a double boiler till it’s thick and fluffy. In the event you’re actually feeling fancy you’ll be able to even put the completed meringue in a piping bag and pipe fairly designs on high of the candy potatoes. As a last step, broil the casserole for a couple of minutes earlier than serving to brown the meringue just a bit.
Essential Word: For the reason that casserole is barely within the oven for a few minutes, it’s essential to make it possible for the candy potatoes are already good and sizzling.
Candy Potato Casserole Recipe
A wholesome tackle candy potato casserole with a totally elective honey and egg white “marshmallow” topping.
“Marshmallow” Topping (elective)
- 5 egg whites
- 1/3 cup honey
In a 425°F oven, bake the sweet potatoes about 40-50 minutes or until soft.
Remove peels and mash with butter or coconut oil, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Spread evenly into a 9×13 baking dish.
For the “Marshmallow” Topping (optional)
In a double boiler or small pan with water and a glass bowl on top, whip the egg whites with a hand blender until fluffy.
Add the honey to the egg whites and place the double boiler on the stove, turning on the heat to medium.
Using a hand mixer or whisk, whisk the egg white and honey mix as it heats until thick and fluffy.
Spread the topping over the sweet potatoes and put in the oven and broil for a minute or two to brown.
You could make the sweet potato part of this recipe ahead of time and reheat it in the oven while you’re making the topping.
Serving: 1cup | Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 70.2g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3.7g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 224mg | Fiber: 6.7g | Sugar: 24.2g
Every time I’ve made this sweet potato casserole for family and friends, it’s been a huge hit. This is still pretty high in starch so it shouldn’t be eaten every day, but it is definitely a healthier alternative to the traditional version!
How does your family cook sweet potatoes? Are you a butter and salt purist or a marshmallow junkie? Share below!