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Candy potato casserole is beloved (by some) as a basic holiday recipe. If I’m being trustworthy, I’m extra of a plain baked candy potato sort of gal, however since a few of our prolonged household desire the marshmallow-topped sort, I made a decision to concoct a wholesome model.
Selfmade Candy Potato Casserole
To make the candy potato a part of the candy potato casserole, you want cooked candy potatoes. If I’m making the casserole for a crowd, I prefer to roast them forward of time so I don’t have a lot to do on a busy cooking day.
You possibly can completely boil them in case you desire, however I just like the deeper taste from roasting.
Most recipes for candy potato casserole embody sugar blended into the candy potatoes. I’m not taking that recommendation! Candy potatoes are already lots candy sufficient, so there’s no want for including much more sugar! Some recipes additionally add eggs and milk, however since they don’t actually change the flavour or texture and are allergens for some, I go away them out.
Necessary Word: If you happen to make the candy potato a part of the casserole forward of time, ensure you warmth it up previous to placing on the topping.
To Marshmallow or To not Marshmallow?
Candy potato casseroles are often topped with one thing candy like marshmallow or strudel. I do make my own marshmallows, and I’ve discovered that if I scale back the quantity of gelatin within the recipe I could make a marshmallow fluff topping. (Mother Hack: The “marshmallow” topping additionally makes an amazing cake icing on coconut flour cakes for teenagers’ birthdays!)
An alternative choice is to make a Swiss meringue with egg whites and honey. I warmth and whisk it over a double boiler till it’s thick and fluffy. If you happen to’re actually feeling fancy you possibly can even put the completed meringue in a piping bag and pipe fairly designs on prime of the candy potatoes. As a last step, broil the casserole for a couple of minutes earlier than serving to brown the meringue just a bit.
Necessary Word: Because the casserole is just within the oven for a few minutes, it’s necessary to guarantee that the candy potatoes are already good and sizzling.
Candy Potato Casserole Recipe
A wholesome tackle candy potato casserole with a totally non-compulsory honey and egg white “marshmallow” topping.
“Marshmallow” Topping (non-compulsory)
- 5 egg whites
- 1/3 cup honey
In a 425°F oven, bake the candy potatoes about 40-50 minutes or till mushy.
Take away peels and mash with butter or coconut oil, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Unfold evenly right into a 9×13 baking dish.
For the “Marshmallow” Topping (non-compulsory)
In a double boiler or small pan with water and a glass bowl on prime, whip the egg whites with a hand blender till fluffy.
Add the honey to the egg whites and place the double boiler on the range, turning on the warmth to medium.
Utilizing a hand mixer or whisk, whisk the egg white and honey combine because it heats till thick and fluffy.
Unfold the topping over the candy potatoes and put within the oven and broil for a minute or two to brown.
You might make the candy potato a part of this recipe forward of time and reheat it within the oven when you’re making the topping.
Serving: 1cup | Energy: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 70.2g | Protein: 4.9g | Fats: 6g | Saturated Fats: 3.7g | Ldl cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 224mg | Fiber: 6.7g | Sugar: 24.2g
Each time I’ve made this candy potato casserole for household and associates, it’s been an enormous hit. That is nonetheless fairly excessive in starch so it shouldn’t be eaten day-after-day, however it’s undoubtedly a more healthy different to the standard model!
How does your loved ones cook dinner candy potatoes? Are you a butter and salt purist or a marshmallow junkie? Share under!