How to Make Sweet Potato CasseroleJust because something is sweet doesn't mean it can't be good for you: Learn how to make sweet potato casserole and fill your body with loads of vitamin A and fiber.
Sweet potato casserole typically appears on Thanksgiving tables, but there's no reason why it can't be served year round. Sweet potatoes--which are actually only distantly related to the potato--are high in beta-carotene (also known as vitamin A) as well as vitamin C. When eaten with the skin, it's said sweet potatoes pack more fiber than oatmeal.
Contrary to popular belief, sweet potatoes and yams are not the same thing. While the term is often used interchangeably at grocery stores across the nation, it's not actually correct--the two vegetables aren't even related. Yams have higher sugar and moisture content than sweet potatoes and are grown in parts of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
There are numerous methods for cooking sweet potatoes. For a casserole, it's important to scrub the skins well and cut off the bruised spots; in fact, for this particular dish, the potatoes are typically peeled. If boiling, whole sweet potatoes can be dropped in the pot, but dicing it in 1- or 2-inch pieces saves on cooking time. Roasting is also a preferred method because it caramelizes the sweet potatoes, adding flavor to the dish.
-Hey everyone, I'm Judith. Well today, I'm gonna show with you how to make a delicious sweet potato bake. So, the ingredients you will need for this are 3 cups of mashed sweet potatoes; 2 tablespoons of margarine or butter, softened, we're using butter today; 1 teaspoon of grated orange peel; 1/2 teaspoon of salt; 1 cup of miniature marshmallows; 3 cups of corn flakes crush to 1-1/2 cups; 2 tablespoons of margarine or butter melt, and we are using the butter. Very good, alright, so, we preheated our oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, so it's getting nice and hot for our bake. Now, in a 1 quart baking dish, which we've sprayed with cooking spray, we're gonna add in our lovely mashed cooked sweet potatoes into the dish, huh, they are good, and very good for you, may I add good source of dietary fiber and good to stabilize your blood sugar. Our orange peel goes in there and that citrus is just gonna bring out the sweetness of the sweet potatoes. Our soften butter goes in there too and our salt. So, let's just mix that all together in our dish like so. I love using sweet potatoes in bakes. They just taste so good and when you're doing what we are doing, which is adding a different texture because we're gonna add a little it of a crunch as you'll see in a minute, it's gonna taste even better. So, flatten that out now once it's all spread in. Looking good, looking good. On top of that, we're gonna add in our little mini marshmallows, so you can get them stick in there a little. So that's just gonna give it a lovely sweet, fun touch. There you go. Who would thought marshmallows would be good to sweet potatoes, but I'm telling you, they are, really are. So, we'll put that all in until it covers the whole of the casserole. There you go, so, we spread them around there nicely. So that's all marshmallows on top of that. Now, let's mix in our cornflakes as we have there. So, this is gonna give this is gonna give the whole bake a nice crunch, a nice different texture to contrasting the sweet potatoes. So, into the cornflakes goes in our melted butter like so, give that a nice good mix. Oh, I'm very tempted to eat this right now, but I won't. Okay, very good, and when we'll just sprinkle these on the top of our bake like so and so [unk] that some of those marshmallows popping through. That will be good. Alright, so, that goes into the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. We've taken our sweet potato bake now from out of the oven. It's been in there 30 minutes and the crunchiness as you can see it's all nice and golden brown where the cornflakes are. Those marshmallows have nicely melted into our sweet potatoes. So, let's just serve that up now. Get a nice corn apart and that's a great dish to bring to a potluck or around to a dinner, really, really nice, sweet treat. There you go. That's how make a sweet potato bake.
What You'll Need
- 3 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- 3 cups Kellogg's Corn Flakes® (crushed to 1-1/2 cups)
- 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
Step By Step
Combine sweet potatoes, the 2 tablespoons softened margarine, orange peel and salt. Spread mixture in shallow 1-quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray.
Arrange marshmallows over potatoes, pressing slightly.
Combine KELLOGG'S CORN FLAKES cereal with remaining melted margarine. Sprinkle over marshmallows.
Bake at 375 degrees F about 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.