So I'm totally posting a Thanksgiving recipe a whole week late. Yeah, I'm that girl.
But guess what? I made my very recipe up, again! I offered to make sweet potato something for the Thanksgiving party I went to this year. I have never, ever, been a fan of sweet potatoes [just like I'm not a fan of stuffing either], so I decided to take on the challenge to see if I could create a sweet potato dish that I actually liked.
Fate would have it that I would discover the wonder of the roasted vegetable. It all started with me roasting apples and sweet potatoes for Kiddo, so I could then dice them up as finger food. Being the good parent that I am, I try everything that I put in her mouth. Turns out, roasted sweet potatoes are kind of addicting. Something happens when you cover a sweet potato in canola oil and roast it - it turns into candy. Don't believe me? Then try this recipe out.
Roasted Marmalade Sweet Potato Casserole
Whew, what a name! I decided to add orange marmalade to the recipe for two reasons - one, everybody else's recipes put citrus in their sweet potato casserole, so I figured I should join in. Two, we had a whole jar of the stuff left over from a previous dinner. Score.
Time: 1 hour [to be on the safe side]
Bakes: 425 degrees fahrenheit
Makes: a 9x13 pan
- 8 sweet potatoes
- Oil, for drizzle
- 3/4 cup half & half
- 1/2 cup orange marmalade
- 1 stick [8 tbs] butter
- 4 tsp cinnamon
- Marshmallows or walnuts [or both!] for topping
- Slice your sweet potatoes into 1/2 slices.
- Next, put them in a large bowl and pour a little bit of oil in. Toss potatoes until coated.
- Arrange onto a baking sheet in a single layer, and roast at 425 degrees for 15 minutes [or until soft, but not burnt].
- Put your roasted potatoes back into your bowl and blend until mashed thoroughly.
- Add the half & half, marmalade, butter, and cinnamon into the bowl. Blend again until all the ingredients are mixed together. [At this point, you can take a break and wait until you're about ready to serve. The next part will only take a few minutes]
- Place sweet potato mixture into a 9x13 pan. Cover with either marshmallow or walnut toppings.
- Broil until marshmallows are browned/walnuts are toasted.
|blend them up, or let your hubby do it [you didn't thinkI wore giant watches, did you?]|
|slather into a pan|
Remember when I said that roasted sweet potatoes are like candy? This casserole is like candy mixed with marmalade [candy] then topped with marshmallows [more candy].
Now I understand why I like it.
What's your favorite Thanksgiving menu item? Honestly, its not Thanksgiving without fresh baked rolls for me. I have childhood memories of hoarding 5 or 6 of them during mealtime...