Boston Market Sweet Potato Casserole has to be one of my favorite ways to make candied sweet potatoes. Now if you don’t live near a Boston Market restaurant, you can either drive really far, or make your own CopyKat recipe for these holiday favorites.
You don’t have to buy these from a restaurant to make these, with a little bit of elbow grease, you can make great tasting sweet potato casserole any time of the year. This sweet potato recipe combines a thick oatmeal cookie-like crust, fluffy melting marshmallows, and a sweet and savory potato layer. It is really hard to resist this dish. We are going to make this whole thing from scratch. Don’t let cooking from scratch intimidate you, it is easy to do, and you can even watch the video to see how it is done. This recipe asks you to buy sweet potatoes between 4 1/2 to 5 pounds of sweet potatoes. If you don’t want to bake them, you can buy cans of pureed sweet potatoes, both work equally well.
Boston Market Sweet Potato Casserole
You can make Boston Market Sweet potato casserole just like they do. This thick oatmeal cookie-like crust resting on the top of a wonderfully spiced sweet potatoes can be made in your own kitchen.
- 4 1/2 - 5 pounds fresh sweet potatoes -or- 5 pounds canned sweet potato puree
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- "Oatmeal Cookie Crust"
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and wrap sweet potatoes in foil. Place wrapped sweet potatoes on a lined baking sheet and bake for approximately 1 hour. After 1 hour test sweet potatoes by piercing with a fork, if you can pierce them with a fork easily, they are done baking. Allow to cool until you can handle them, remove foil, and remove skins by simply pushing off the skins from the meat of the potato. Place cooked potatoes into a large bowl.
Mash sweet potatoes together with 1/4 cup of butter using a blender, or hand masher. Process sweet potatoes until they are mostly smooth. Add in 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and blend until you have a uniform mixture. Add 1/2 cup dark brown sugar and heavy cream to sweet potatoes and mix in brown sugar and heavy cream.
To make the "oatmeal cookie", or struesel topping combine together in a medium sized bowl 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup dark brown sugar, 1 cup quick cooking oats, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir the dry ingredients together. Add 1/2 cup softened butter, cut in butter with a fork until you have a crumbly mixture.
Assemble casserole by spreading the sweet potatoes into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Top with 2 cups marshmallows, and then place the oatmeal topping on top of the marshmallows. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes, this is done when the marshmallows have melted.Print Recipe