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 have a 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 the idea of cooking from scratch intimidate you. It is easy to do, and you can even watch the video to see how it is done. But if you don’t want to bake your sweet potatoes, you can buy cans of pureed sweet potatoes, both work equally well.
Make Ahead Notes
If you want to make this ahead of time, I suggest you bake this fully, and then reheat the 2nd day in the oven. The raw eggs in this dish make this undesirable to mix ahead 1 day and to bake the second day.
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 wonderfully spiced sweet potatoes can be made in your own kitchen.
- 4 1/2 to 5 pounds fresh sweet potatoes (yams) or 2 (40-ounce) cans sweet potatoes (yams)
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 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 ground cinnamon
- 1/4 pound (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Wrap sweet potatoes in foil, place them on a baking sheet, and bake for about 1 hour. After 1 hour, test by piercing with a fork; if you can pierce them easily, they are done baking. If not, bake them a little longer and test again. Allow the sweet potatoes to cool until you can handle them, remove foil, and remove skins by simply pushing off the skins from the flesh of the potato. Place the cooked potatoes into a large bowl. If using canned sweet potatoes, skip the baking. Just open the cans and drain off the syrup.
Mash the sweet potatoes with the butter using a pastry blender or a potato masher until mostly smooth. Add the eggs, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg and beat until you have a uniform mixture. Add the brown sugar and cream and mix well.
Oatmeal Cookie Crust
Combine the flour, brown sugar, salt, oats, and cinnamon in a medium bowl and stir together well. Stir in the butter with a fork until you have a crumbly mixture.
If you had turned off the oven, heat it again to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Spreading the sweet potatoes in the pan. Top with the marshmallows, then crumble the oatmeal crust on top of the marshmallows. Bake 30 to 45 minutePrint Recipe