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Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

Happy Thanksgiving! This simple and Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows is so good and flavorful, made with fresh baked sweet potatoes. You’ll be sure to impress family and friends with this easy recipe!

I made this easy sweet potato casserole yesterday for my husband’s Thanksgiving potluck dinner. It is a simple sweet potato casserole that I seasoned with a little brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice.

This casserole is made with fresh sweet potatoes and the taste is so much better than canned!  I’ve baked the sweet potatoes too, instead of boiling. This brings out even more flavor. I also added butter and cream to really put it over the top. 

This Easy Sweet Potato Casserole is a staple on most tables this Thanksgiving. As a kid, Thanksgiving was one of the few times we ever had sweet potatoes, and unfortunately, they were from a can. I never liked sweet potatoes until my mother-in-law introduced me to easy baked sweet potatoes.

The sweet potatoes I had at her home were the first fresh sweet potatoes I ever had, and I instantly fell in love. She made them very often and served them just as you would any other ordinary baked potato. Soon after, I started making my easy sweet potato casserole from fresh potatoes too, and could not believe the difference in taste.

Fresh potatoes are much sweeter and tastier. For this casserole, I added cream and butter for extra creaminess. I also included brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice, which is loaded with great fall spices, perfect for this dish.

How to Make Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

This recipe is super simple to make. Just bake the sweet potatoes in the oven or microwave before adding to the recipe. Then follow the recipe below. This recipe can be doubled or tripled. You can also make it in those large disposable aluminum pans.  

Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans instead of Marshmallows

You can use this same recipe to make a sweet potato casserole with pecans instead of marshmallows. Just omit the marshmallows and add the pecans in the last 5 minutes of baking and be careful to just lightly toast them and not burn them! 

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Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

An easy to make recipe for Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes, about 4 lbs
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups marshmallows

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash sweet potatoes. Prick them with a fork all over. Back in the oven until soft, about 45 minutes. You can also microwave sweet potatoes on high until soft.
    2. Remove potatoes from oven and drop oven temperature to 350 degrees. Let potatoes cool. Then remove skins and add them to a large bowl. Add butter, milk or cream, eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt to potatoes. Mash the potatoes and other ingredients together until well combined.
    3. Transfer potatoes to a 8 x 8 casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes. Then add marshmallows and return to oven for 5 – 10 minutes, or until marshmallows are lightly browned.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 44mg Sodium: 196mg Carbohydrates: 42g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 18g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
This Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows is perfect to make for any holiday, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas too! If you liked this recipe be sure to Pin Me!

FAQ about Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows Recipe

Can I use canned sweet potatoes with this recipe?

Yes, but it won’t taste nearly as good. 

Can I make this easy sweet potato casserole recipe ahead of time?

Yes you can make this recipe the day before a holiday. 

Can I double or triple this recipe?

Of course!

Can I make this recipe in the slow cooker?

Probably not. If you do it successfully, let me know!

Can I make this easy sweet potato casserole recipe low sodium?

Yes, just omit the salt in the recipe. 

Can I make this recipe sugar free?

Yes, just make some homemade sugar free marshmallows, and use a sugar substitute in place of the brown sugar. 

Can I make this recipe healthy?

Yes! Just use the homemade sugar free marshmallow recipe above, add some healthy nuts and omit the sugar and use a sugar alternative. Then omit the butter and cream and use your preferred healthier dairy alternative. 

Can this recipe be made with pecans or other nuts like walnuts?

This recipe can easily be made into a sweet potato casserole with pecans. Just add pecans as a topping at the end and be careful to just lightly toast them in the last 5 minutes of baking and not burn them. Walnuts would also be a nice alternative to make a sweet potato casserole with walnuts. 

 

12 Responses to “Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows”

  1. Monet — November 24, 2010 @ 11:00 pm

    This was my grandmother’s favorite dish to prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas. She has alzeheimer’s now, so she hasn’t been able to make it for several years. Thank you for sharing this with me…it brought back so many great memories. I hope you have a blessed day with your family and friends tomorrow!

  2. Harriet — November 25, 2010 @ 7:54 am

    I keep meaning to try your recpies that involve mashmallows and sweet potatoes, I’m curious about the taste of the two together.

    Oh and Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Foodierama — November 25, 2010 @ 10:35 pm

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  4. Cat — November 25, 2014 @ 2:26 am

    How many does this serve? Have you ever tried to make ahead and freeze? If so, the more details – the better. Thanks in advance!