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The Best Sweet Potato Casserole In The World! Proudly "Borrowed" From Outback Steak House
Like Sweet Potatoes? You Will Love This!
This sweet potato casserole is easy and decadent, and simply the best! This is the perfect side-dish for Thanksgiving, and with the exception of a few minor changes, is the same recipe used by Outback Steak House. An employee of Outback was so fond of this that she asked for the recipe, and then shared it with me.
- 4 medium sweet potatoes, roasted on a cookie sheet in a 400 degree oven for 60-70 minutes or until done (when a fork is inserted easily).
- 2/3 cup of brown sugar
- 6 Tablespoons of butter
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon of allspice
After roasting the potatoes, scoop out the insides, mash and mix in the other ingredients. This part of the recipe can be done the day before Thanksgiving. Once mashed, put the sweet potatoes into a casserole dish; just make sure you leave enough room for the topping. Cover and refrigerate if you are doing this ahead of time. The topping is the only part that you will have to make on Thanksgiving Day.
And now for the Topping:
- 1 Tablespoon of butter
- 6 Tablespoons of chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup of oats (not quick-cooking)
- 2 Tablespoons of crushed corn flakes
- 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- miniature marshmallows, as needed, if desired-- I highly recommend using marshmallows
The original recipe is above. I double it to top a 2 quart casserole dish. I also add just a few more cornflakes. Make the topping by melting the butter in a medium-sized pot. Add everything but the brown sugar, marshmallows and cinnamon. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring, and being careful not to burn the mixture. Remove from heat and add the cinnamon and brown sugar. Top the casserole dish with the topping, spreading evenly. I then add the marshmallows to the top in a pattern as shown in the photo.
Bake in a 350 degree oven long enough to melt the marshmallows and brown the topping. If the potatoes are already warm, this can take as little as 30 minutes. If the potatoes are cold, go for 45 minutes.
Dessert or Side Dish?
This is a side dish, but so, so good that you might give up the pumpkin pie and have this for dessert, instead! That's what I do!
I haven't contributed any recipes in a long time, but with Thanksgiving just a few days away, I wanted to share something that I really love.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!