My Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are such a great food in and of themselves.  When made into a side dish, or french fries, they are even better!
Sweet Potatoes are such a great food in and of themselves. When made into a side dish, or french fries, they are even better! | Source
butter helps to make this recipe great
butter helps to make this recipe great | Source
Lemon juice and grated rind adds a lot of flavor to this dish.
Lemon juice and grated rind adds a lot of flavor to this dish. | Source

Great Side Dish with Sweet Potatoes

Candied Sweet Potato Casserole

Preheat your oven first, to 375 degrees.

Ingredients:

You will need 6 sweet potatoes

dashes of salt, cracked pepper and paprika

3/4 cup of brown sugar, OR 1/3 cup of maple syrup (or some of both)

1/2 tsp of grated lemon rind (just the yellow part, the white part is more bitter)

1 1/2 Tablespoons of lemon juice or 1/8 teaspoon of ginger. ( Or you can use some of both)

2 Tablespoons of butter

Pare the potatoes and then cut them lengthwise into one half inch slices. Place these into a shallow and greased baking dish, like a pyrex dish. Season with the salt, dash of cracked pepper, paprika.

Then sprinkle it all with the brown sugar, maple syrup, grated lemon rind, and lemon juice and ginger. (Or you can use just the lemon juice or ginger if you don't have both.)

Dot it all with little bits of butter, and bake for about 20 minutes. Just before the end, you can put on some mini marshmallows for fun. Or take out, set to broil and put in with the marshmallows and watch closely because you don't want to burn it! Even if crispy brown, these will taste great and some kids may try this dish that may not have otherwise wanted to before. Enjoy!

This is a favorite in our family for years now. The kids all love the marshmallows so much! You can adjust as needed, its not a hard and fast recipe that you can't adapt to your liking. A great and fun side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any Holiday really including a New Years Eve Dinner. Even with all the sweets in this one, sweet potatoes are just so healthy for you, as we are finding out more and more. As one of the more colorful and healthy vegetables out there, why not try this if you never have.

Whenever we don't have a sweet potato dish out on the table with mini white marshmallows on top, one of the children in the family are bound to ask where it is. So we have learned to just keep some of these ingredients on hand, its such a winner. You can adapt it with sweet potatoes from a can as well, or cut up the sweet potatoes in another way depending upon your preference.

Sweet Potatoes for Sale

Sweet Potatoes for sale in a grocery store, or market.  Think of all the health benefits!
Sweet Potatoes for sale in a grocery store, or market. Think of all the health benefits! | Source

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© 2011 Paula

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davenmidtown 4 years ago from Sacramento, California

mmm That sounds good right now... Great hub, well put together and very informative...It's made me hungry!


Arlene V. Poma 4 years ago

Hubby doesn't eat sweet potatoes, so I am bookmarking this for me. He doesn't know what he is missing, but more for me. Voted up and everything else!


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hi Daveinmidtown! Glad to hear it sounds good to you! It has been a great side dish for our family for a long time. We have done one version of this recipe or another for many years. Thanks for the comment and stopping by and the vote, it is much appreciated!

Hi Arlene, Yes, more for you! Glad you bookmarked, and voted and commented. Thanks so much! :)


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davenmidtown 4 years ago from Sacramento, California

I remember this from my childhood but have not had it in many years...I always liked it as a left over the next morning for breakfast. It reminded me of many things long past, but this I can reclaim.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hi Dave, well it would be good for breakfast, though I haven't tried that yet. I love that even though it can be sweet (depending on how you make it), it still has healthy sweet potatoes in it. You can't go wrong with that! :)


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davenmidtown 4 years ago from Sacramento, California

and sweep potatoes are like the new IN vegetable too... sweet potato fries are pretty awesome!


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Dave, the sweet potato fries option that you can get now at many restaurants is a great option to go for. They taste really great, and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Something to try at least once, for sure. :) I so appreciate your comments, thank you!


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PhoenixV 4 years ago from USA

Sounds like a great recipe.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Thanks Phoenix, and I love the one you did with the apples included. I have never heard of that before, but it sounds wonderful. Thanks for commenting!

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