Complement your holiday meal with simple sweet potato recipes and add delicious side dishes to the main course. Choose from a variety of easy sweet potato recipes such as a casserole, a mousse, and stuffed sweet potatoes.
Check out these ideas and find the best sweet potato recipe for your family!
Sweet Potato Casserole
Make a mouth-watering sweet potato casserole recipe for a sweet treat, topped with yummy gooeyness.
- 4 ½ pounds of sweet potatoes
- 1 cup of sugar
- ¼ cup of milk
- ½ cup of softened butter
- 2 eggs, large
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1 ¼ cups of crushed cornflakes cereal
- ¼ cup of chopped pecans
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of melted butter
- 1 ½ cups of miniature marshmallows
Preheat your oven to 400ºF. Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork and bake them for around one hour. Next, remove the skin, and mash the sweet potatoes. Use an electric mixer to mix the mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, milk, softened butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt until smooth. Put the mixture into a greased, 11x7 baking dish. Combine the cornflakes, pecans, and brown sugar in a bowl, and sprinkle it over the casserole, in rows, to create a pattern of diagonal lines.
Reduce the heat to 350ºF, and bake the casserole for 30 minutes. Once complete, remove the casserole from the oven. Place the miniature marshmallows in the rows that do not have the cornflake mixture and place the casserole back in the oven for 10 minutes.
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Serve stuffed sweet potatoes for one of the most simple sweet potato recipes. Enjoy this quick and easy holiday side dish.
- 4 sweet potatoes
- ¾ cups of chopped pecans
- ¼ cup of butter
- 1 large chopped apple
- ¼ cup of golden raisins
- ½ cup of packed brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
Place aluminum foil over a baking sheet and put the potatoes on top. Bake the potatoes at 425ºF for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Use a skillet to heat the nuts over medium-low heat. Stir the nuts and cook them for five to seven minutes. Once complete, take them out of the skillet. Put butter in the skillet. Once melted, add the chopped apple and raisins. Cook the ingredients for around two to three minutes. Add in the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cut the potatoes in half with a knife, lengthwise. Carefully remove the pulp and place it into a large bowl. Keep the potato skin shells. Add the apple mixture to the bowl and stir the ingredients together. Spoon the sweet potato/apple mixture into the potato skin shells, and place them on a baking sheet. Bake the stuffed potatoes at 350ºF for 20 minutes. Sprinkle nuts over the top, if desired.
Sweet Potato and Carrot Mousse
Serve a delicious spiced sweet potato recipe for a tasty purée side dish at Christmas.
- 4 sweet potatoes (large)
- 1 lb of carrots
- 2 ½ cups of water
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 12 tablespoons of butter (sweet and softened)
- ½ cup of crème fraiche (1 part sour cream to 1 part heavy cream)
- ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
- Dash of salt and pepper
- Sprinkle of parsley
Preheat your oven to 375ºF. Clean the potatoes well with a scrubber. Use a knife to cut a slit in the top of each potato. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and put them in the oven, on the center rack, to bake for one hour.
Peel the carrots, and cut them so they are in one inch pieaces. Place the carrots in a saucepan. Add the water, sugar, two tablespoons of butter, and a dash of salt and pepper. Over a medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil. Cook the ingredients, uncovered. Watch for the water to evaporate, and observe as the carrots sizzle in butter. Remove them from the stove.
Remove the skin from the sweet potatoes and mix the potatoes together with the carrots, crème fraiche, butter, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and butter in a food processor until you have a smooth mousse.
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