There’s just something comforting about the smell of cinnamon, the sweetness of the warm mashed sweet potatoes, and toasted marshmallows that just make me happy.
I mean… all types of food make me happy but you know what I mean. ;)
Would you consider sweet potato casserole a dessert or a side dish?
Hard to decide, right?
I’ve always considered and enjoyed this as a side dish. Kinda like a pregame to the real dessert. OH YEAH. I know a lot of people that rather enjoy sweet potato casserole as dessert. Either way, it’s a win win!
Whether it’s a potluck, Thanksgiving or just dinner with the fam, this classic sweet potato casserole is by far the BEST side dish!
For Thanksgiving, I make this every year. Every time, there’s a potluck, I bring sweet potato casserole. If it’s Friendsgiving, guess what I’m bringing? You guessed it – sweet potato casserole.
Let’s talk about how incredibly easy it is to bring all this together.
You literally throw a bunch of sweet potatoes (peeled and cut in cubes) in a Dutch oven or pot, cook them until tender and then mash them UP.
You mix in all the spices which is what gives these mashed sweet potatoes its cinnamon sweet flavor. It just compliments the sweet potato so well.
Here’s the best part. You can stop right here and make the rest tomorrow.
Say whaaaa. Yep, you can totally make this ahead of time.
Once the sweet potato mixture has cooled and all the spices are well combined, add the mixture to the casserole dish or baking pan that you will be making it in and place it in the fridge until the next day.
The next day, you bring the casserole dish to room temperature then top with pecans and mini marshmallows. Bake for about 15-20 minutes in the oven and that’s it!
Ta-daaaa. See how easy that is?! That’s why I make this every year!
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Alternatively, you can, of course, make it all in one shot and serve warm. The final outcome will always be ooey gooey, cinnamon-y and crunchy. I promise there won’t be any leftovers.