This Salted Caramel Sweet Potato Casserole with candied pretzels is the perfect combination of sweet and salty goodness! The sweet potatoes are roasted in the oven, mashed, seasoned, topped with candied pretzels, caramel sauce and coarse ground salt. The wonderful aroma this gives off in the oven will make your mouth water and beg for a quick taste. This side dish could probably also double as a dessert item with it’s wonderful medley of sweet flavors.
Okay, I have a slight obsession with all things salted caramel right now. I am constantly trying to add these flavors to my drinks, my dishes, my hair products…LOL! Perhaps I will leave the caramel hair products utilization to my daughters. You wouldn’t believe how great a little caramel will hold the hair in place for hours! Anyhow, this is probably one of my favorite new recipes. I absolutely love the way these flavors blend with the natural sweetness of the potatoes. I got the inspiration from this recipe from my Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini that also has crushed pretzels (yumma). Another great thing about this lovely recipe, is that my brother won’t be able to complain about it having nuts on it. This recipe is nut allergy and diverticulosis friendly for everyone to enjoy.
I really made a huge mess while making this! My daughter was fighting her naptime bad today! I ended up laying her down on the couch with a movie playing and she finally fell asleep. Unfortunately, this meant that I was very leary of waking her up with the noise of my mixer. You will probably find this gross, but I will share anyway. I ended up moving my mixer to the bathroom that is just off the kitchen. Yes, I actually beat together my potatoes on the bathroom counter. The things we have to do as mothers!
Meet the inspiration for this dish, my Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini. This is so great for the holidays! Visit my Saturated Saturday Page for more great cocktail ideas for holiday entertaining including a Caramel Apple Sangria and Slow Cooker Cranberry Mulled Wine.
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Salted Caramel Sweet Potato Casserole
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes:
- 7 Large Sweet Potatoes- Roasted
- 1 C. Milk
- 1/3 C. Brown Sugar
- 1 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Tsp. Nutmeg
- 1/2 Tsp. Ground Ginger
- 2 Tbsp. Margarine
- 1 C. Caramel Sundae Sauce
- Coarse Ground Sea Salt to taste
- 1 C. Crushed Pretzels
- 1/4 C. Margarine
- 1/3 C. Brown Sugar
Roast Sweet Potatoes in oven; wash skins, poke several times with a fork and place on baking tray.
Bake at 400 degrees for around 1 hour until center of the potato is soft enough to mash.
Allow potatoes to cool, peel skins off and place in large mixing bowl.
Add milk, margarine, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger; beat together until smooth.
Add mixture to a greased 8X8' baking pan.
Melt margarine on medium heat, add brown sugar and crushed pretzels; stir until sugar is dissolved.
Evenly sprinkle topping over the sweet potatoes.
Drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle desired amount of sea salt.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.