Sweet Potato Casserole

And it’s been a month! A month without posting. Oopsies. But I’m back! I’m back, baby. Back with a couple of recipes and some new local spots for you to check out.

The first for is a sweet potato casserole that I made my parents for our Thanksgiving dinner. The recipe is very easy, but I’m missing a photo of all of the ingredients, so use your imagination:

  • Four medium to large sweet potatoes
  • Bag of large marshmellows
  • Pint of heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons of light brown sugar

That’s it! Five ingredients.

First, you wrap your sweet potatoes in foil and bake at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes to an hour, or whenever they are soft.

img_20151127_154301.jpg

Once that’s done, set those suckers aside and let them cool a bit. Then, throw ’em into a bowl:

img_20151127_154437.jpg

Now, the fun part. Add the brown sugar and two creams to the potatoes and mix together. I first used a potato masher to soften up the potatoes, and then I switched to an electric mixer.

img_20151127_154520.jpg

Some of the brown sugar is in there already, but here I am adding some more heavy cream and sour cream. I can’t stress this enough: this is to taste! If you want it less sweet, thicker, thinner, really sweet–that’s fine! And that’s totally your call. I wanted it sweet and creamy, so I added a lot of all of the ingredients.

Once mixed, you can pop it into the refrigerator until you’re ready to finish it (as I did), or finish it right now.

To finish it, put it in your baking dish and throw into a 350 degree oven.

img_20151127_154630.jpg

Once it’s warm again (since the temperature decreased when we were mixing it and adding cold creams), place some marshmallows on top, about an inch apart.

img_20151127_154725.jpg

Or, not an inch. It doesn’t matter. Once they’re on top, pop that dish back into the oven for around four to five minutes, but keep an eye on it. You want the marshmallows to brown a little, but you don’t want them burnt. But then, maybe you do. I ain’t your boss, so you can do whatever you’d like.

Here’s what mine looked like at the end:

img_20151126_161232.jpg

It was a tasty Thanksgiving thanks to this casserole, but you can make it for any occasion, especially since you know how easy it is to make.

Advertisements

What's your two cents?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s