This Sweet Potato Casserole recipe is an absolute stunner! It’s with both marshmallows and with a crumbly brown sugar pecan topping, making this the best Thanksgiving side dish ever! It’s simple, quick and easy to whip up as it’s all made in a food processor or blender before baking! And there’s even a hint of maple syrup in it!
OK, this is the moment in which you’re probably wondering if you should lie the faith of your Thanksgiving dinner into the hands of a Swiss lady. Who has never had a Thanksgiving dinner in her entire life. Am I doing this marketing thing wrong?
But in all seriousness: You should totally trust me with this. Because never would I ever share a recipe with you if it would turn your Thanksgiving dinner into a disaster.
I promise. No, I swear. Because seriously – even my husband was mind blown. And this one is actually SO easy to make!
You throw all your topping ingredients (minus the marshmallows of course!) into a blender or a food processor and pulse until crumbly before puréeing all the casserole ingredients together.
All you’ll be getting dirty is your food processor/blender and your casserole dish! Amazing, right? But before I lose myself in my ramblings about how insanely good this casserole is – let me tell you about my day yesterday.
Because remember? It’s Week in My Life where I
bore enlighten you with my everyday happenings. So, let’s move on to day two, also known as Tuesday, eleventh of November two-thousand-and-fourteen.
The first thing I remember from Tuesday? Getting up at 2am. No! It wasn’t a disastrous night at all. Baby girl happily snoozed away most of it – with the exception of about 45 minutes around the aforementioned 2am.
During which she wasn’t grumpy. She wasn’t even the slightest bit unhappy. No, she was lying in her cot while Branimir and me tried to sleep, chatting and giggling away to herself.
Oh well, a happy baby means happy parents, no matter what time of day it is. Next stop? 6am and nursing time before getting another two hours of sleep. I got up around 8am and baby slept on. This meant eating my oatmeal sitting down.
On my own. Wow! A whole new feeling. See, I told you today would be better food-wise! As soon as I tried working on yesterday’s post though I heard baby giggles in our bedroom. I went to take a peak but left her to herself for another fifteen minutes before I got her up.
She smiled at me so much when I picked her up – heart melting and #parentingwin. (See picture number one – she was so giggly I couldn’t even take an in-focus picture!)
I get her dressed every morning after she wakes up and today I put her into this adorable mouse bodysuit (-> picture number 2).
We got it from some acquaintances a few day after her birth – at which point I swore my dainty little baby girl would never be big enough to fit inside. Mmmmmk.
We did some blog work together in the morning with a nap in between (her, sadly not me, isn’t she the cutest when she’s sleeping?) and when she woke up she insisted on taking a selfie, post-nursing-with-a-squishy-red-nose-edition.
After that I decided to try showering. I took her to the bathroom with me in her little bouncy seat and let me just tell you this – something must be so funny about me getting ready for the day. She couldn’t stop giggling.
It’s definitely time to lose that baby weight I guess! After that Branimir came to pick us up for a quick trip to the grocery store (where she wasn’t happy at all) and for another super gourmet lunch.
Don’t mention it. We’re trying. Also, see that second picture below? She insists on sitting on Branimir’s lap every time we eat and chew on his thumb. As long as she’s not stealing mommy’s Biscoff cookies…
The two of them went napping together afterwards so I could do some cooking and photographing – can you believe what a mess I managed to make in the kitchen?
It astonishes me every time. But the result? Out.Stand. Ing. Really, and if you have so little trust in me, try it before Thanksgiving dinner. You will not regret this.
We finished off our day with eating our hands (mmk, maybe that was just one family member) and
loads of sweet potato casserole a healthy dinner (oatmeal topped with sweet potato casserole is healthy, right?).
Oh, and some laundry. Let’s not forget about the laundry. What was that about me getting organized? Well, I’m actually trying to work on that today.
Join me tomorrow when I share how it’s all going down – It’s going to be a laugh at the very least! And apologies for taking all my pictures (except the nice Sweet Potato Casserole ones) with my iPhone – I might get there by the end of the week.
Oh, and I completely forget to tell you who’s hosting this amazing Week in My Life series: It’s the lovely Kathryn from Team Whitaker! If there is one power mama in this world – it sure is her!
Meanwhile I’ll just let you know that I was majorly intrigued/disgusted/puzzled by this sweet potato and marshmallow thing. But seriously? Whoever invented this? You. Rock.
Perfect Blender Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
For the Topping
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons cold butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pecans
For the Casserole
- 10.5 ounces cooked sweet potatoes
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 8 marshmallows
- Preheat the oven to 360°F. Butter a 1.5 quart oven dish well.
- In a food processor or blender pulse together the topping ingredients until coarse crumbs form (don't over-process into a meal!). Remove and store in the fridge until using.
- Add all casserole ingredients to the food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Pour into the prepared oven dish. Evenly distribute the marshmallows on top, slightly pushing in. Scatter the pecan topping around the marshmallows and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the inside is hot and the topping is golden.