Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole is an easy, festive side dish to make for the holidays.  

Sweet Potato Casserole is an easy festive side dish to make for the holidays.  The addition of marshmallows and cherries give it a festive flair that will entice even your youngest guests to eat their vegetables!

The addition of marshmallows and cherries give it a festive flair that will entice even your youngest guests to eat their vegetables!

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To begin I poked each sweet potato several times with a fork and then put them in the microwave.  How many you cook depends on their size.  

You need to have 4 cups for the recipe.

To calculate cooking time allow five minutes for the first one and add two minutes for each additional sweet potato.

Before removing the sweet potatoes from the microwave I poked them with a fork to make sure they were cooked through.  Then I cut them in half.

I used a spoon to scoop the flesh from the sweet potatoes into a mixing bowl and mashed them well.

Next I added all the other ingredients at the same time.  This included brown sugar, margarine, maraschino cherry juice, maraschino cherries, mini marshmallows, ground cinnamon, ground ginger and nutmeg. 

I stirred all the ingredients together well.

Then I dumped everything into a casserole dish.  I used a small round one.

Next I placed the casserole in a 375F oven for 30 minutes.

To make the casserole look festive, after I removed it from the oven, I topped it with more mini marshmallows and maraschino cherries.

I turned the broiler on and returned the casserole to the oven.  I made sure that the topping was not too close to the broiler.

The marshmallows brown very quickly so make sure to stay at the oven and watch. 

How brown you let them get  depends on personal taste.  Much the same as toasting marshmallows over the fire!

Sweet Potato Casserole is a festive side dish to add to your Holiday dinner.  The combination of sweet potatoes, spices, marshmallows and cherries will have everyone looking for a second helping of vegetables!

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Sweet Potato Casserole is a delicious holiday side dish recipe topped with marshmallows and cherries. This gluten free sweet potato casserole is perfect for Christmas, Thanksgiving or any other time of year.

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Yield: 6

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole is an easy festive side dish to make for the holidays.  The addition of marshmallows and cherries give it a festive flair that will entice even your youngest guests to eat their vegetables!

Sweet Potato Casserole is an easy festive side dish to make for the holidays.  The addition of marshmallows and cherries give it a festive flair that will entice even your youngest guests to eat their vegetables!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked and mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp margarine
  • 1/3 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries (divided)
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows (divided)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Cook sweet potatoes in microwave on high power. Calculate 5 minutes for one potato and add 2 minutes for each additional potato. I used 4 large sweet potatoes.
  3. Scoop flesh from sweet potatoes into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the brown sugar, margarine, cherry juice, 1/3 cup of the cherries, 1/2 cup marshmallows, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
  5. Stir to combine all ingredients well.
  6. Dump ingredients into a casserole dish.
  7. Bake in the 375F oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before topping with remaining marshmallows and cherries.
  9. Return to oven under the broiler for a very short time. Do not put too close to broiler because they brown very quickly. How brown you let them get depends on personal taste.
  10. Remove from oven, serve and enjoy!

Notes

*Optional: Chopped walnuts can also be added in with the sweet potatoes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 498Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 92gFiber: 4gSugar: 69gProtein: 3g

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