Mallow-Topped Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Mallow-Topped Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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My grandmother always served this sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving. The puffy marshmallow topping gives the dish a festive look, and spices enhance the sweet potato flavor. -Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 6 cups hot mashed sweet potatoes (prepared without milk and butter)
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 18 large marshmallows

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 312 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a large bowl, beat the sweet potatoes, milk, butter, brown sugar, egg, cinnamon, vanilla, allspice, salt and nutmeg until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a greased shallow 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until heated through. Top with marshmallows. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until marshmallows just begin to puff and brown. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Mallow-Topped Sweet Potatoes in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p33

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"Just like Mom's!"

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

"I made this for my daughter-in-law's family in Argentina several years ago. Since then this is the one dish they ask for every time I visit."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2013

"Very appealing look, but much better recipes are out there."

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"Every year I try a different sweet potato recipe. Well, I have finally find one that I will stick with. Great side dish."

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2012

"I used half evaporated milk and half water because I didn't have 2%. Also, since I only had 2 sweet potatoes, I cut everything down to a 1/3 to make it enough for 2."

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