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Oct 08

Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Casserole

Tonight for dinner I decided to make a bunch of random small side dishes. I can’t say that they sounded good together, but turned out to be quite the tasty dinner. Here is what I made: steamed broccoli, quinoa, black beans with green onion, garlic, cilantro, ground cumin, salt and pepper, and a sweet potato casserole. Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes at Thanksgiving. I have personally never made them and thought I would try it tonight. All I can say is YUM!! Best sweet potatoes I have tasted.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Ground cumin
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • 1/2 cup of marshmallows

I apologize for not having a picture. I really didn’t think these would be any good, well I was wrong.

  • Peel and cut sweet potato into 1 1/2 in cubes, boil for 15 minutes
  • Drain sweet potatoes and set aside
  • Add butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cumin, and 1/4 cup marshmallows to the pan and stir until the marshmallows are melted. I did not measure the cinnamon or ground nutmeg. I would say a few shakes of each. I also didn’t mean to put ground cumin in. I was just grabbing things out of the spice cabinet and saw a C and assumed it was cinnamon. I shook the ground cumin one time and smelled cumin. I was sure I just ruined the sweet potatoes, but I think it may have added a nice touch to the flavor.
  • After the marshmallows are melted add the cooked sweet potatoes to the pan.
  • Mash the potatoes into the mixture until a smoothish consistency.
  • Pour into an oven safe dish and add the remaining marshmallows to the top.
  • Put the dish into the oven for a few minutes on broil to brown the marshmallows.

These were super easy to make and seriously so yummy. I know this is not the healthiest way to eat sweet potatoes, but they sure were a nice treat.

Happy meatless Monday and have a great week!!

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