This traditional casserole gets an individual serving makeover! Surprise your guests this year with a spin on the Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole. With a savory homemade maple streusel, these Sweet Potato Casserole Boats are guaranteed to be a hit. Lucky for your guests, they can each have their own!
Everyone loves a good sweet potato casserole on Thanksgiving. Only problem with that, is it's usually one of the first sides to disappear. This Thanksgiving, give these Sweet Potato Casserole Boats a try. Everyone gets their own "boat", and no one is fighting for the last serving of sweet potatoes! (Just make sure you make a few extra "boats".)
Sweet Potato Casserole Boats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
8 sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, divided
4 cups mini marshmallows
2/3 cup quick oats
2/3 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup all-purpose our
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment
paper or foil.
2. Rub sweet potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, making
sure to cover the whole potato. Place potatoes on the baking
sheet and prick all over with a fork. Bake for 30 minutes.
3. While sweet potatoes are baking, combine streusel ingredients
in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
4. Once the sweet potatoes are done, create a slit in the top of
each one and gently mash the inside of the potatoes with a fork,
being careful not to puncture the skin. Drop a small slice of butter
into each potato and use a fork to spread around until melted.
5. Evenly divide the streusel among the potatoes and then top
with ~1/2 cup mini marshmallows (depending on size of your
6. Bake for an additional 20 minutes until marshmallows are
perfectly golden brown. If at 20 minutes the marshmallows aren’t
perfectly charred, turn on the broiler for a few minutes, keeping a
close eye on them to avoid burning. Serve warm and enjoy!