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Candy potato casserole is beloved (by some) as a basic holiday recipe. If I’m being sincere, I’m extra of a plain baked candy potato sort of gal, however since a few of our prolonged household favor the marshmallow-topped kind, 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 wish 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 if you happen to favor, however I just like the deeper taste from roasting.

Most recipes for candy potato casserole embody sugar combined into the candy potatoes. I’m not taking that recommendation! Candy potatoes are already a lot 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.

Essential Notice: 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 normally topped with one thing candy like marshmallow or strudel. I do make my own marshmallows, and I’ve discovered that if I cut back the quantity of gelatin within the recipe I could make a marshmallow fluff topping. (Mother Hack: The “marshmallow” topping additionally makes an excellent cake icing on coconut flour cakes for teenagers’ birthdays!)

Another 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’ll be able to even put the completed meringue in a piping bag and pipe fairly designs on high 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.

Essential Notice: Because the casserole is simply within the oven for a few minutes, it’s essential to be sure that the candy potatoes are already good and scorching.

If you happen to favor the streusel-topped candy potato casseroles, you may attempt combining the nut and oat topping from this casserole with the topping from my berry cobbler recipe.

Each time I’ve made this candy potato casserole for household and buddies, it’s been an enormous hit. That is nonetheless fairly excessive in starch so it shouldn’t be eaten on daily basis, however it’s undoubtedly a more healthy various to the normal model!

How does your loved ones cook dinner candy potatoes? Are you a butter and salt purist or a marshmallow junkie? Share under!

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