What’s for (Easter) Dinner ~ Sweet Potato Casserole

Like many of you, I’m planning our Easter dinner menu. It’s just going to be the three of us, so it’s nothing fancy, but it’s nice to have an excuse to make something a little different from our normal meals. So far, I know we’re having ham steaks, salad, and this incredibly yummysweet potato casserole that I came across on AllRecipes when I was making our Christmas menu. Be warned – the recipe below is designed to serve 4 and we still had WAY too much, so this time around I’ll just make enough for 2. That should still leave us leftovers for a day or two, instead of a week like last time!

And just a little FYI – not all sweet potatoes are orange. For some reason, all of the ones I’ve bought have been white, so don’t freak out when you peel them and they look like regular potatoes, like I did the first time!

2 more quick notes, then the recipe. 1) The picture is not mine, I apparently only took pictures of my baby at Christmas, so it doesn’t show the struesel topping. 2) The struesel isn’t necessary, so you can skip step #6 if you don’t like that sort of thing.

Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Casserole II

Ingredients:
  • 2-1/2 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 and 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons softened butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice (I omitted this based on comments made on the recipe as some people found it gave the dish an “off” taste, I don’t think it’s necessary)
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 (10.5 ounce) package miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Quaker quick cooking oats
Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Boil sliced sweet potatoes in water until tender. Drain.
  3. In a large bowl, blend the potatoes until creamy. Stir in 2 tbsp butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar, orange juice to taste and a dash of ground cinnamon.
  4. Spread the sweet potato mixture into a 9×13 inch pan.
  5. Sprinkle the miniature marshmallows over the top
  6. Combine the rest of the brown sugar, butter, flour and oats in a small bowl and mix until it is like coarse crumbs. Sprinkle this over the marshmallows.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until golden brown.

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