Monday, August 20

HOW TO: Make Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole is a classic American side dish usually served at holidays or large family gatherings. It can be made with either fresh sweet potatoes or more commonly canned yams.

I recently started collecting email questions regarding recipes and how to make things, this has been a huge question. So for all the new cooks out their or cooks who have just never made this, here is the classic Sweet Potato Casserole.
Full time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4-6 people, but can easily double or triple!

You will need:

1 40 oz can cut yams in light syrup
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 tbsp pumpkin pie (or apple pie) spice*

*Just a quick side note you can easily spice this up a little by adding in extra seasonings. Try 1/2 tbsp of each ground nutmeg, ground allspice, and 1 tsp ground ginger. This will add a little extra zing or double the spice called for in the recipe for extra yumminess!

If your not a spice fan, you can substitute ground cinnamon for the spice called for in recipe or leave it out all together.
Let us begin:

Get your oven preheated to 350 degrees.

Grab a 9"  baking dish, square or round, either is okay. Set dish aside for a moment.

Open the can of yams and drain them in a colander.

Pour drained yams into the baking dish. It is okay if some of the liquid is still on them.

Sprinkle over the brown sugar.

Sprinkle over the pie spice.

Give it a gentle stir.

Top with the miniature marshmallows.

Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until marshmallows are slightly puffy and have begun to turn golden brown.