Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sweet Potato Casserole Boston Market Copycat

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One of the most popular sides from Boston Market is waiting to be served on your table.  Our newest copycat recipe, Sweet Potato Casserole, is one for your recipe book!  Rich sweet potatoes covered in marshmallow and brown sugar streusel topping are a side dish to remember.

When Chad and I were first dating, most weekends, we would pick up a movie and head to Boston Market.  We would order our favorite meatloaf and sides for dinner and take it to go.  There is nothing quite like Boston Market meatloaf and sweet potato casserole, well except their corn bread.  That is pretty fabulous too.

On our way back to Chad's apartment we would stop and pick up a pint of ice cream.  Then we would sit down and enjoy our dinner while we watched The X-Files.  Do you remember that show?  Oh we watched it every week.  That was a great horror series!

These days it's more like Walking Dead.  That is our favorite horror series now.  But, in true form we sit down every week and enjoy that show.  Is it just me or do you enjoy staying at home?  We like going out every now and then but truth be told we are homebodies.  Being at home just fits.  Whether we are having game night, throwing parties or just cuddling up to a great movie, being at home is a good fit.

Growing up my parents never went out without us.  I could probably count on one hand the number of times we had a babysitter.  Perhaps watching my parents for the 42 years they were married, a few things rubbed off on me.

Whether its for Thanksgiving or a movie night this copycat Boston Market Sweet Potato Casserole is going to blow your mind.  Rich mashed sweet potatoes with butter, cream, brown sugar and spices are topped with marshmallow and a scrumptious crisp brown sugar streusel. The ultimate side for any meal. 

Dinner's Ready!

With love from our kitchen table to yours!  XO

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Boston Market Copycat Sweet Potato Casserole
serves 12

Sweet Potatoes
3 ½ - 4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1” pieces
4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Topping
2 cups mini marshmallows
½ cup flour
4 tablespoons butter unsalted butter
6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
¼ cup old fashioned rolled oats
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Fill a large pot with sweet potato pieces and water.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Cook until fork tender.  Drain potatoes and place back into pot.  Mash potatoes with a potato masher or blend with an electric mixer, until mostly smooth.  Add remaining ingredients (except topping ingredients).  Mix until combined.

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease an 8”x10” casserole dish (8x8 or 9x9 works too). 

Spoon sweet potatoes into casserole dish and smooth out.  Sprinkle top of sweet potatoes with marshmallows.

Melt butter in a medium microwave safe bowl.  Add remaining ingredients.  Mix with a fork.  Sprinkle over top of casserole.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until streusel is crisp and marshmallows are golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!


Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian 
Copyright ©2013 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.


Originally published 11/6/13 

44 comments:

  1. Can I use anything besides heavy cream in the sweet potato casseroles?

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    1. You can substitute with half and half, milk, almond milk, soy milk... The flavor of each will change the casserole, but it will still be fabulous!

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  2. Donna, this brings back memories of my childhood! This is just like the old fashioned sweet potato casserole my mom made for Thanksgiving every year. Sometimes old "is" better! Thanks for the memories!!

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  3. Donna, this brings back memories of my childhood. This is almost exactly the sweet potato casserole that my mom would make every Thanksgiving. She didn't use rolled oats in the topping. Sometimes "old" is better! Thanks for bringing back the memories!!

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  5. Donna, my husband loves Sweet Potato Casserole and, fortuntely, I found them on sale for .39/pound. Since I am going to roast and freeze them for later use, can you tell me how many cups equal 3½ - 4 pounds? Thank you.

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    1. Hi LaWanda. According to this site - there are approximately 2 cups mashed in one pound. Hope that helps.

      http://www.barryfarm.com/How_tos/how_many_cups_in_a_pound_of.htm

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  6. I am so sorry. I am new to the sight and was not aware of that information. Thank you for pointing it out.

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    1. Oh no problem at all Lawanda! I actually had no idea, so I looked it up. The information I found was from a separate site, that I why I linked you too it. Feel free to ask any questions, any time!

      Enjoy.

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  7. Hi Donna! Could I use yams instead??? HUBBY bought them thinking they
    were sweet potatoes....these yams have dark skin and are orange inside.what do you think?

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  8. Hi Donna! Could I use yams instead??? HUBBY bought them thinking they
    were sweet potatoes....these yams have dark skin and are orange inside.what do you think?

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    1. Yams would be fabulous! Happy Thanksgiving and let us know how it goes.

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  9. This looks so good! I feel like I make the same things year after so maybe I should try this one!

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  10. Totally different from mine. Pinning it and hope to try it!

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  11. I have canned sweet potatoes that I need to use, have you tried this?
    Do you think it would make a big difference in taste?

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  12. Do you think this would freeze well? We're going to be out of town visiting families for a few days and I'd rather make it at home to take rather than make it at their house! lol

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  13. Do you remove the skin at any point?

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    1. Yes, the recipe actually calls for peeled and cut sweet potatoes. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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  14. I'm debating whether to try this recipe or just buy the Boston Market version for Friendsgiving! I've tried making sweet potato casserole before but the results weren't that great. This recipe looks easy enough! I might try it. :)

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  15. Made this today ahead of time to have ready to put in the oven tomorrow for Thanksgiving. Had a couple test bites and omg I love this!!!! It's not too sweet like my sister makes and the vanilla really makes a difference. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.Oh,and I used half milk and half and half and tastes yummy.

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    1. That is so awesome. Happy you loved it!

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  16. Hello! This looks soooo yummy :) do you use small or large marshmallows?

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    1. Mini marshmallows would work best. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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  17. I'm not a fan of sweet potato casserole, or at least, I didn't think I was until trying this recipe. I made this for Thanksgiving this year, very delicious. Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. That is great to hear. So happy you enjoyed it!

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  18. I made this recipe for Thanksgiving last month. It went over well and was requested for Christmas. Other than the peeling of the potatoes it's very easy to put together.

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    1. Yes, if the potatoes only peeled themselves this would be an effortless dish. Perhaps a kitchen helper next time to help with the peeling. So glad you loved them.

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  19. This is the best recipe i have found by far. Just made it and it's delicious.

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    1. Awesome! We love it and I am so happy to hear you do too.

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  20. Try using flavored creamer in it instead of heavy cream. There are non-fat and non sugar. I use it with any kind of squash. It's delish!

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  21. I have made a small one for myself as I live alone, 1/4'd the recipe .. I haven't had a desert style sweet potato before but I have had Grammer pie when I was a kid ... I sure it will be sensational

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  22. I made this recipe last month and we loved it. It freeze's well also. Thank You Lynn

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  23. Made this today, and me and my family gobbled it all up.lol Have to make a new batch for Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. That is awesome! I am so happy you loved it. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  24. I like mine really sweet. Would it be ok to add plain sugar in sweet potato mix along with the brown sugar?

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    1. That would be perfectly fine. Enjoy and let us know how it goes!

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  25. Hi, There. Made this last year, and it was FABULOUS! Thanks!!
    Can you use canned yams? I sent my husband to the store because I forgot a few things. I said sweet potatoes and he brought back canned yams. :-) I will not have time to go to the store before I have to start cooking. If so, how many cups do you think I should use?
    Thanks so much!!!

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    1. I am so happy you loved it! I have not used canned, but we have readers that have. I can not find a conversion for you. 1 pound equals 2 cups mashed so perhaps start by mashing them until you have the desired amount. If you are making the full recipe it would be 8 cups mashed. I even asked other readers on our FB page. https://www.facebook.com/SlowRoasted/photos/a.233687953348152.72003.192855430764738/1027292567321016/?type=3&theater

      I would rinse them first. Enjoy and please let us know how it goes so we can share with our readers. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  26. This looks amazing. I want to make ahead of time - is it best to make the whole thing and then reheat (and if so at what temp and for how long if its been in the fridge?) or is it better to save the last bit of baking for the day of? Thanks for any advice you can offer! Emily

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    1. Making it fresh is best of course, but I am of the less stress is best mind set. I would prepare the sweet potatoes the day before and place them in your baking dish and prep the topping (but do not put it on top). Bring to room temperature the day of, add topping and bake.

      Enjoy and let us know how it goes. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  27. Would it be ok to just use regular salted butter?

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    1. Yes, you can use salted butter. Reduce the salt down by 1/4 teaspoon per 1/2 pound of butter.

      Enjoy and let us know how it goes. Happy Thanksgiving Christina!

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  28. This was a great addition to my Thanksgiving dinner. Many many compliments. Thank you for such a great recipe yet again!!!!!!

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