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Savory Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Day 2 of our 12 Days of Holiday Baking with Franchesca Livraghi of Break Thru Kitchen! Franchesca created 12 holiday-inspired recipes using the 8-Piece Ceramic Bakeware Set. On day 2, she used her Larder & Vine Ceramic Loaf Pan to bake her Savory Sweet Potato Casserole recipe. Using the loaf pan rather than a square pan, every bite is sure to have that crispy crunch everyone is craving. No matter if you have a sweet tooth or tend to stick to the savory side dishes, everyone is sure to love this recipe. 

Savory Sweet Potato Casserole in Limoncello Loaf Pan

Recipe Summary

Prep time

20 minutes

Cook time

1 hour 35 minutes

Servings

6

Category

Side Dish

Specialty

Vegetarian

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes

  • 6 sage leaves

  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary

  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons pecorino romano

  • 1 cup panko

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Recipe Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Drizzle sweet potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and prick them with a fork. Roast for 1 hour or until tender.


Allow the sweet potatoes to cool, then peel and mash in a bowl using a ricer. Mix in milk and egg and combine until well incorporated.


In a loaf pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add sage, rosemary, oregano, and garlic. Cook until the butter browns and the herbs release their aroma. Remove from heat and add only the infused butter to the sweet potato mash. Season with salt and pepper.


Finely chop the cooked herbs and garlic. In the same pan, heat olive oil, add the chopped herbs, and stir in panko breadcrumbs. Cook until the mixture is browned and toasted.


Transfer sweet potato mixture into a loaf pan. Top with herb and garlic panko mixture. Bake for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown.


Remove from oven, let it cool for a few minutes, and serve. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  •  When selecting sweet potatoes for this casserole, try to choose ones of similar sizes. This ensures that they will roast evenly, allowing all pieces to reach the perfect level of tenderness at the same time. Consistent roasting contributes to a harmonious texture throughout the casserole.
  • Opt for fresh herbs for a burst of flavor. The combination of fresh sage, rosemary, and oregano adds a vibrant, aromatic touch that elevates the overall taste of the casserole.
  • Elevate the texture by adding a layer of chopped nuts, such as pecans or almonds, to the top of the casserole before baking. The nuts toast as the casserole cooks, providing a delightful crunch and nutty flavor.
  • Use the Loaf Pan in the Larder & Vine Bakeware Set for even baking and easy clean up. 

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