November 13, 2012

Loaded Sweet Potato


This potato was truly HEAVENLY!

For those times when you are really craving sweet potato casserole, but don't feel like going to all the trouble of making it or if you only need a few servings, this is the recipe you need to have on hand.  I was looking for Texas Roadhouse's recipe for loaded sweet potatoes, which I found, but theirs calls for honey.  I am sure it is yummy too, but I decided to go with this version instead.

This was the first time I tried sweet potatoes with a marshmallow topping and it won't be the last.  The ooey, gooey, toasty, vanilla-y, melty topping added a perfect touch mixed with the buttery, brown sugar, caramel sauce . . . oh man . . . I'm telling you that you need to make this.  If you are not sure if you like sweet potatoes, now is the time to be converted.  Perfect timing with Thanksgiving just around the corner.
Loaded Sweet Potato
1 small/med sweet potato
1 Tbl. melted butter
1 Tbl. packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
a dash of cinnamon
mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Rinse and dry sweet potato.  Prick several times with a fork and then wrap in foil.  Place in oven and bake 45 minutes - 1 hour or until you can slightly squeeze it with your oven mitt and it is soft. It will depend on the size of your sweet potato.  Meanwhile, mix together melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon; set aside.  Remove potato from oven and carefully remove foil.  Slice in half, lengthwise.  Mash inside slightly, using a fork.  Stuff with a handful of marshmallows.  Pour butter mixture over the top of marshmallows and then add another handful of marshmallows.  Turn oven to broil and lightly toast until marshmallows are golden.  Remove from oven and allow to cool a bit before eating. 

Jenn's Notes: I made a little extra caramel sauce, because my sweet potato was pretty big.  Don't skimp on the marshmallows, the more the merrier!  Next time, I think I will add some chopped pecans to the caramel sauce for an added crunch.  This was amazing.   


adapted from: Chef-In-Training originally from: Merely Marie

13 comments:

  1. Oh goodness. This looks amazing! My husband doesn't like sweet potatoes (the horror!) so I'm always looking for sneaky ways to make them, or ways to make just enough for me. This is perfect!

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  2. Oh this sounds divine!!! 8D

    xo
    summer

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  3. This looks sinful :o) AMAZING! I came over from ginger snap crafts to invite you to join my month long Thanksgiving link party. It will be open for one more week, with fabulous features on Thanksgiving day! I would lovr for you to join us!
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  4. Love your blog name!!!

    I have a weekend party I'd love for you to share this on:

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    Thanks!

    Bobi

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  5. Do you think I could make this into a casserole and slice sweet potato and bake till soft and then add sugar,butter,vanilla mix and marshmallow. I would like to serve it with Thanksgiving lunch. BTW I made the Peanut butter M&M Marshmallow cookies and they are the bomb!! everyone is loving it.

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    1. I think you could make this into a casserole if you wanted. Depending on the consistency you want, you may need to add a little bit of milk. My regular sweet potato casserole bakes at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. If you want to try that version with pecans on top, here is the link: http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/2010/11/sweet-potato-casserole.html

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  6. can't believe you put marshmallows on a sweet potato!? never thought the 2 would go together, but it looks and sounds nice. will have to give it a try

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    1. Oh my gosh, it was divine! You have got to try it. -Jenn

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  7. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about potatoes! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

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  8. Clarification please, ingredients - 1 Tbl. of melted butter. Could that be 1 tablespoon of butter, melted. New to your blog and not familiar on terminology. Working on it, though. Chris

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    1. Hi - Yes, 1 Tablespoon of melted butter is the same as 1 Tablespoon of butter, melted. Tbl. is my abbreviation for Tablespoon. Let me know if you have any more questions.

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