Baked Sweet Potato w/ Marshmallow topping (but maybe labeled a yam)
Updated: Jan 24, 2020
This post may seem a little late since it's a traditional Thanksgiving side dish, but when I was cooking I was thinking we shouldn't limit ourselves to eating them only 1 day per year. These are good hearty dishes.
And some of them like sweet potatoes are really healthy!
Sweet potatoes have a ton of beta-carotene and Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C,and are high in fiber. From a Google search, the average sweet potato (5" long; 130 grams) has the following amounts :
- Vitamin A: 368% of recommended DV
- Vitamin B6: 15% of recommended DV
- Vitamin C: 5% of recommended DV
- Dietary fiber: 3.9 g, 15% of recommended DV
They also have many other vitamins/nutrients including: Potassium, Pantothenic acid, Copper, and Niacin. Some people consider them a super-food.
Sweet potatoes are also cheap and filling!
As I mentioned in my other post, I thought I bought these sweet potatoes, but they were not orange on the inside. I went back to the store and actually just bought the other tuber next to them and yay! they were orange on the inside. They were actually labeled as yams in the store, but I think they are soft sweet potatoes. Haha. :)
Sweet potatoes are good without marshmallow topping, but they are really good with it! Haha. :) You could just microwave them for 5-6 minutes and start eating.
It's really not that bad for you if you just add a little brown sugar/butter topping and a few mini-marshmallows like I did here.
Steps/Instructions written below.
This is a variation on a recipe I saw on the Easy Food Recipes YouTube channel. I put less butter and less brown sugar/flour topping all together. I followed along with the video as I was making it.
Ingredients: (for 1 sweet potato; multiply if applicable)
- 1 'soft' sweet potato (orange kind; may be labeled as a yam)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons of flour
- 1 tablespoon of butter
1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.) Melt butter in a bowl -- Microwave for 20-30 sec.
3.) Microwave sweet potato for 5-6 min.
4.) While the sweet potato is in the microwave, mix the brown sugar and flour with the butter.
5.) Cut the potato in half.
6.) Put the brown sugar/flour/butter mixture on both halves.
-- You may not use all of the mixture. I didn't.
7.) Bake at 400 degrees for ~10 min. (maybe shorter) to melt/caramelize the brown sugar mixture.
-- You don't want it to burn though, so watch it a little bit.
8.) Once the brown sugar has melted a little / starts to glisten, take it out and turn oven off.
9.) Add the mini-marshmallows on top.
10.) Press Broil button on the oven and broil on HI for 1-3 minutes:
** Top rack: Put the sweet potato back in the oven on the top rack. That's where the broiler is; above the top rack in the middle.
-- You are just toasting the marshmallows, so watch it closely because you don't want them to burn.
Also, it's possible you could just microwave the brown sugar/flour/butter mixture and marshmallows, but I've never tried this.
Give it a try! We are good at this!