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Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole (for Passover)

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There are really only two things I like about Passover; the first thing being sitting on pillows and the second being the marshmallow sweet potato dish that someone in my family inevitably makes. Unleavened bread and brisket are really not my thing.

Any which way, being a safe 3,000 miles away from my family, when Passover rolled around this year, I took it upon myself to make my own sweet potato casserole.

Follows are steps you can take to make your own. Oh rapture!
 
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Step 1: Go get stuff.

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ingredients:

5 large sweet potatoes (or two cans of yams)
1/4 stick of unsalted butter and/or maple syrup equivalent
1 tsp brown sugar
5 shakes of ground cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
1 bag of little marshmallows
1 bag of large marshmallows

kitchenware:

- casserole dish
- sharp knife
- spoon
- measuring spoons
- aluminum foil

Step 2: Cook the sweet potatoes

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Wash the sweet potatoes off if you care to do so.

Wrap them in tin foil.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Put them in the oven for an hour to an hour and a half. Take them out only when they are soft all the way through. You can tell when this is by taking one out and sticking a knife through it. If the knife slices through easily, then it is obviously soft all the way through.

Step 3: Get the scoop.

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When the sweet potatoes are done cooking, take off the tin foil, cut them in half and scoop out the insides into your casserole dish.

Step 4: Mix in some flava'.

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Once all your sweet potatoes have been scooped out, you are going to want to mash the following ingredients into your casserole:

- ground cinnamon
- brown sugar
- butter and/or syrup (for moisture)
- vanilla

Mash them in one at a time. Continue mashing until all the big chunks of potato have been broken up. It should be relatively creamy.

Looks like great fun. I will veganize it and make it tomorrow =)

jantonsson1 year ago
Wow! Coming from Sweden, mixing marshmallows with sweet potato seems totally wild!
I was intrigued to read your recipe and I really want to try it now.

I just have to ask. Is this meant as a dessert or something to be used as a side-dish for a main-course? Thanks in advance!
Katzsta jantonsson12 months ago
Generally, it's considered a side dish. I know it's sweet, but it's commonly considered a "vegetable side dish". Of course, as sweet as it can be, it could be used as a dessert. The poster's use of the mini-marshmellows in the actual sweet potato mix is not common and could make it a bit sweeter, but the best part of a sweet potato casserole is the marshmellows. It's yummy!!!
jantonsson Katzsta12 months ago
Thanks for your explanation! I'm very interested in trying this now :)
jesswatt5 years ago
I feel that I must comment on marshmallows...the ones pictured here are made with gelatin which is made from the leavings from pork and other meat... which might be okay with a Parve meal, but not so much for Pesach. So instead, spend the extra (lots extra!) shekels and get the "kosher for Passover" marshmallows. Your right in all other ways, a GREAT way to eat your sweets! thanks.
Where can you find the passover marshmallows?I have had a hard time finding them.I can find them at International stores sometimes.
Heyo! Did you see this instructable? http://www.instructables.com/id/Vegan-Marshmallows/
Pretty easy to make, and kosher
constant-C6 years ago
hey, looks like a mouth full :) who could pass over those? i seriously think i'm going to give this recipe a try. thanx c
Lindie7 years ago
Looks really nice. Would love for you to make it for me sometime!
alfonso7 years ago
Dude for some reason when i was uploading my pictures last night i got some random picture of a sweet potato casserole and it looks like it was yours...
randofo (author)  alfonso7 years ago
It was a bug from the new site. It should be fixed by now.
mje7 years ago
Also, you can't use butter unless it's a dairy meal!
randofo (author)  mje7 years ago
Oh yeah, I should have mentioned that. I think unsalted soy butter is okay though, but that is where the maple syrup comes in. You can replace the butter with the maple syrup.
mje randofo7 years ago
I think it's good to have a little fat- soy margerine, as you suggest- for texture.
Fuzz20507 years ago
Looks delicious, got any more hot passover recipes? I'm starving over here.
mje Fuzz20507 years ago
I have recipes for Matzoh Brei and for Passover Bagels here:

http://smsfr.blogspot.com/2006_04_01_archive.html

I may turn them into Instructables....
westfw7 years ago
If it's for Passover, be sure to use kosher marshmallows. Some marshmallows are made from animal gelatine... Being only vaguely/slightly Jewish, I don't recall a lot of traditional meals from Passover celebrations, especially WRT main courses. My favorite thing was the horossis (sp? ground up apples and almonds and cinnamon...)
LasVegas7 years ago
Looks great! I never thought of sweet potatoes as Passover fair, but hey; It works for me! :)
evy-wevy7 years ago
Wow, looks yummy I send my holiday cheers!