Well, Thanksgiving is just 8 days away, can you believe it? Monday, I shared how you can get Thanksgiving Dinner on the table in just on hour! Today, I’ve joined 26 other amazing bloggers to put together 27 Last Minute Thanksgiving Dishes & Table Settings. Grab a seat ’cause you’re going to want to see all this great inspiration!
See, tons of inspiration! Now, before I share the links to all these great ideas, I’m going to share my contribution: a recipe for Savory Sweet Potato Casserole.
Oh, doesn’t it look amazing. Let’s take a look at the star behind this side dish. No, it’s not pine needles…it’s rosemary! You can find it in the produce section and it’s not as perishable as say fresh basil. You can use it in this amazing dish and it’s also great in bread..hint hint!
Now every sweet potato casserole should have some sort of topping, don’t you think? Rather than a typical sweet/marshmallow topping, this has bread crumbs, pecans and parmesan cheese.
The foundation is a whipped sweet potato treat that along with rosemary, gets a subtle kick from chipotle (or cayenne). It really is delicious. Are you ready to make some? Here’s how.
- 4 Sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (approximately 2.5 pounds)
- 1 large sweet onion (or 2 small) diced
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup cream
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp Fresh rosemary, minced
- 1/2 tsp ground chipotle pepper (or cayenne)
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup Tuscan or Italian style bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- Place your sweet potatoes in a pot filled with 1 inch of water & a steamer basket, and steam-cook for approximately 20 minutes or until they are fork tender.
- While your sweet potatoes are cooking. over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the sweet onions and sugar and cook approximately 10 minutes or until the onions are translucent and a few are beginning to brown. Add the onion and cook another 3 minutes, stirring frequently so the garlic doesn’t burn. Remove from heat.
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
- Drain your cooked sweet potatoes and return them to your pot (with the steamer basket removed). Add the onion/garlic mixture, salt, parmesan cheese, cream, egg, rosemary, chipotle pepper & black pepper. Whip together with a mixer until smooth. Pour into a casserole dish.
- In bowl, mix together the bred crumbs, pecans, and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over the top of your whipped sweet potatoes. Pour the melted butter over your topping, covering the entire top, if possible.
- Bake in your heated oven for 30 minutes.
Easy and oh so yummy! Now are you ready to see 26 other Thanksgiving ideas to that will help make next Thursday extra special for you and your loved ones? I know I am. Let’s check them out!