With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we have recipes and holiday prep on our minds. Chef Karan at Montclair Culinary Academy just made Thanksgiving prep a little bit easier by sharing her family’s take on an American Thanksgiving classic, the sweet potato casserole. This sweet and satisfying casserole is complemented by a cinnamon topping with marshmallows and baked until it’s slightly browned.
Montclair Culinary Academy knows just how to whet our appetites by sharing this family Thanksgiving recipe. And speaking of Thanksgiving, Montclair Culinary Academy will be hosting an Adult Sip & Cook Knife Skills for Thanksgiving Dishes on November 16 at 6:30-9:30. Get a head start on Thanksgiving feasting and enjoy the class and menu to be served.
Ceil’s Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
5 lbs potatoes, Sweet Potato and red skinned yams
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
(yield 12 servings)
Cinnamon Topping with Marshmallows (Optional)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup mini marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the oven rack in the middle of the oven. Butter or spray with baking spray a 9x13 inch casserole or baking dish. Set aside.
Step 1. Peel, cube and wash sweet potatoes. Spread the cubed potatoes to a sheet pan or pans and bake at 425 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until fork tender. Remove from oven, mash and set aside to cool off a bit.
Step 2. While the potatoes are cooling, use a small bowl and fork to mix together the softened butter, flour, sugar and cinnamon until soft crumbs form. Set aside.
Sweet Potato Layer
Step 3. Combined the slightly cooled mashed potatoes with the brown sugar, melted butter, salt, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to combine until smooth. A hand mixer on medium speed will do this nicely.
Assembling the Casserole
Step 4. Add half of the mashed sweet potatoes mix to the prepared pan, distribute evenly and smooth the top with a spatula.
Step 5. Sprinkle half of the Cinnamon Filling mixture on top of the mashed potatoes.
Step 6. Add the remaining sweet mashed potato filling, distribute evenly and smooth the top with a spatula.
Step 7. Sprinkle the marshmallows evenly around the top, pressing in slightly. Sprinkle the remaining Cinnamon Filling mixture on top.
Step 8. Bake for 30 minutes, until the filling is hot and the topping has browned. If preparing ahead, cover with plastic wrap, then foil before refrigeration.
Montclair Culinary Academy Adult cooking 'Sip & Cook' Knife Skills for Thanksgiving Dishes
MCA is celebrating the holidays in the best possible way, with family and friends and sharing how to make the best part of Thanksgiving dinner: the side dishes. Be sure to sign up for this festive cooking class on November 16 at 6:30-9:30pm.
Tickets are available at MontclairCulinaryAcademy.com
On the Menu
Leek and mushroom Tart
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Sausage and Sage Stuffing with Currants
Mom’s Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
Perfect Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Pumpkin Pie with fresh made whipped cream
BYOB -Bring your favorite wine and dine at our Communal Table
Heart of the Home
We're big believers that the heart of the home is the kitchen. Do you have a favorite holiday recipe that your family has passed down? Be sure to share your recipes in the comments or on Instagram. We'd love to hear what you love to cook with your family.