Sweet Potato Casserole

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Sweet Potato CasseroleDo you call it Sweet Potato Casserole or Sweet Potato Pie?  It’s like poh-tay-toh or poh-tah-toh in my book.  🙂

Thanksgiving is officially NEXT week.  Can you believe it? NEXT week!?   I’ve never roasted a turkey, therefore I have no tips for you there.  So, I decided that this week I’m going to focus on three different ways to serve sweet potatoes with your Thanksgiving meal.

This ever-so-popular Sweet Potato Casserole being the first. There are many variations of serving sweet potatoes.  This is probably one of the favorites of American households, and seems more like a dessert to me than a side dish.  But, it never fails to pop up on the dinner table right next to that turkey.  Ben was telling me this weekend that he never liked sweet potatoes until he had them this way.  He said it was life changing for him.  He was 10. Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potato casserole, or sweet potato pie? Either way, this isn't dessert like it looks!

  • 5 – 6 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 (10.5 oz) package miniature marshmallows

Place sweet potatoes in a large pot of boiling water. Boil until fork tender, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Drain the potatoes and return to pot, away from heat. Mash in the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and orange juice. Spread evenly in a greased 9- x 13- inch pan. Top with marshmallows.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until marshmallows are golden brown.

Source: AllRecipes


Stir in toasted pecans for a new dimension of texture and flavor!




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  1. This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Very original, crust is very yummy and I love the photo!

  3. I LOVE sweet potato casserole…

  4. I adore your site…everything about it! Thanks to Foodpress, I found you! Your photos look amazing. I will be checking back frequently! 🙂

  5. I love sweet potatoes, I have never used orange juice, might have to try that this year.

  6. LOL, I wouldn’t say this dish was life changing for me but I do pile it on when it’s served. 🙂

  7. Sweet potato casserole is one of my favorites at this time of year. You should share this recipe over at http://www.dishfolio.com

  8. I love sweet potato casserole, but with a crunchy topping of pecans, coconut, & brown sugar instead of marshmallows. At some of our holiday gatherings, we have sweet potato pie instead of casserole–but it’s a pie made from the sweet potato puree, similar to a pumpkin pie. I’ve never heard something like your casserole above referred to as a pie, though. Maybe it’s a regional thing?

  9. I just made this today for our (roommate) Thanksgiving dinner. It was so good! Didn’t have any orange juice and only had 4 potatoes but I think they were decent sized.
    Great recipe, thanks! 🙂

  10. Melinda Joines says:

    My mom used to make this but she would add in some Maraschino cherries, Mandarin oranges, and crushed pineapple. It was always my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner.

  11. Love your anecdotes that flavor your recipe posts!!! Sweet potatoes are so good for you…keratin? Carotene? And delectable in any form, especially with something bland like turkey…

  12. I have pinned this and will be using it tomorrow at my families blessed feast!! Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!!

  13. Can I make this ahead of time and refrigerate? If so, how long should I bake for?? Thanks!

  14. I made this for thanksgiving and it was a winner!

  15. This recipe was really good! Saved for next year!

  16. these are the best I make them every year I add a tsp. of vanilla extract in with the orange juice gives it a nice flavor. I like these without marshmallows, I add in toasted pecans. This year I will make it with marshmallows because my daughter likes it like you have it shown here. Happy Thanksgiving

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