Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallows: 3 Easy Twists

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sweet potato casserole with marshmallowsThanksgiving produces some of the best side dishes around -- mashed potatoes, stuffing, biscuits, cranberry sauce, and of course, sweet potatoes. The sweet, gooey veggie tastes, well, nothing like a veggie -- particularly when it's topped with what is essentially Halloween candy: Marshmallows. Yum.

It's a classic. It's a must. But why not try one of these three easy twists on your sweet potatoes with marshmallows recipe? Even delicious foods need some jazzing up once in a while.

1. Brown Sugar-Glazed Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallows:


  • 4 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams), peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2/3 cup packed golden brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


Preheat oven to 375°F. Arrange potatoes in 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Combine sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and ginger in heavy small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour over potatoes; toss to coat. Cover dish tightly with foil.

Bake potatoes 50 minutes. Uncover; bake until potatoes are tender and syrup thickens slightly, basting occasionally, about 20 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 500°F. Top potatoes with marshmallows and nuts. Return to oven; bake until marshmallows begin to melt and nuts begin to brown, about 3 minutes.

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2. Sweet Potato Casserole With Marshmallows:


  • 8 average size sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 3-5 tbsp. sugar (to taste)
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon to taste
  • 1/4 - 1 tsp. nutmeg to taste
  • 1/4 c. orange juice to taste
  • Marshmallows (large or miniature)
  • Cinnamon sugar (opt.)


Boil (or bake) sweet potatoes until done. Remove peeling from hot potatoes and mash well, removing all strings. Add all ingredients but marshmallows and cinnamon sugar; mix well. Lightly spray or grease baking dish. Arrange a layer of potatoes and then a layer of marshmallows until filled. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar for added flavor. Bake about 350 degrees until hot. Remove from oven and put additional marshmallows on top.

Place again in oven to brown lightly. Serves 10 to 12. (You may add 1 cup scalded homogenized milk to potato mixture.)

3. Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallows and Walnuts:


  • 8 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 c. hot milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon or nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1 c. English walnuts
  • 1/2 lb. marshmallows


Cook sweet potatoes until fork tender and then mash, beating in butter, milk, salt, cinnamon, and paprika. Beat well until smooth. Do not use a food processor.

Chop the walnuts, reserving a few halves for garnish. Fold in chopped walnuts; turn into a buttered baking dish. Cover with marshmallows, placing reserved walnut halves on top of marshmallows.

Bake at 350 degrees until marshmallows are puffed and golden brown.

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Krist... KristinRox

I hate sweet potatoes.. they make me gag. This however, sounds kind of yummy. 

itsbl... itsblissmas

I haven't made anything with sweet potatoes in many, many years due to a bad experience but you're making me want to try again!

Bob192 Bob192

Love sweet potaotes!!!

Reina13 Reina13

I am not a fan of sweet potatoes but my DH is. I'll have to show him this article. I have a feeling he will want me to try to make this...lol

gacgb... gacgbaker

This is my favorite dish!

MamaM... MamaMandee

I make mine similar to the 1st one but with pecans. 

count... countrygirlkat

I have never had sweet potatoes with marshmellows but these all dound so good!

elasmimi elasmimi

These all sound good, but very similiar. I make mine with orange juice, honey, and a praline topping instead of marshmallows.

funha... funhappymom

sweet potatoes, brown sugar and butter-my fav.

bamab... bamababe1975

Mine is simple and easy, but it's my secret recipe, so I'm not sharing. ;)

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