When it comes to sweet potato casserole my taste is a little different than most people. I tend to like mine on the savory side. There is just something about the combination of sweet potatoes and rosemary that really does it for me. Combine that with some brown sugar and something amazing happens.
This casserole is made with sweet potatoes that have been roasted in olive oil, fresh rosemary and salt. It makes a HUGE difference!
Mash them with some brown sugar, egg, cinnamon and half and half.
Pour into an 8″ x 8″ baking dish and bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
One of the best parts of this casserole is the savory and sweet crumb topping. It’s made of butter, fresh rosemary, panko bread crumbs, light brown sugar and graham crackers. After the casserole comes out of the oven, pour about 2 cups of mini marshmallows over the top and then sprinkle with the crumb topping.
Place back into the oven for about 20 minutes or until the topping has become a nice golden brown and all of the marshmallows have melted.
Because of the rosemary in this casserole, I think it goes especially well with a holiday ham. I hope you enjoy this savory roasted sweet potato casserole this holiday season. Have a safe, warm and Happy Thanksgiving!
- 5 medium sweet potatoes
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 4 tsp fresh rosemary, minced (separated)
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- ⅛ tsp cinnamon
- 2 T half and half (milk or heavy cream can be substituted for half and half)
- ¼ cup butter, cold, cut into small cubes
- 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
- ½ cup honey graham crackers, crushed
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 425°
- Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1 inch pieces
- Place on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil, 3 tsp of rosemary and salt
- Bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes
- Remove the sweet potatoes and transfer to a large bowl
- Turn oven down to 350
- Mash the sweet potatoes with a hand masher or fork until it is almost smooth, leaving it a little chunky
- Add the light brown sugar, egg, cinnamon and half and half
- Gently stir to combine the ingredients
- Pour into an 8" x 8" baking dish and bake for 30 minutes
- While the casserole is baking, combine the remaining 1 tsp rosemary, butter, panko bread crumbs, graham crackers and light brown sugar. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut the butter into the mixture until is well incorporated. I find it's easier to use my hands for this process
- Take the casserole out of the oven, top with marshmallows and crumb topping and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until the topping is golden brown