Pineapple Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows Recipe
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Pineapple Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows Recipe

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Pineapple, sugar and marshmallows lend a super sweetness to sweet potatoes. I've been making the casserole for years, both for special occasions at home and for casual dinners. —Ruth Leach, Shreveport, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 15 large marshmallows

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 367 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large kettle and cover with water; bring to a boil. Boil gently until potatoes can easily be pierced with the tip of a sharp knife, about 30-45 minutes. Drain; cool slightly.
  2. Peel potatoes and place in a large bowl; mash. Stir in butter and sugar until butter is melted. Add pineapple, eggs, vanilla, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Spoon into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Top with marshmallows. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Casserole in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p138

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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"I have been making this exact recipe since the 80's. Always a hit! I did use the mini marshmallows."

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"I love anything with sweet potato. But, my family is a bit more fussy, especially my husband, who loved this recipe . I served this for Thanksgiving and my mother and son-in-law gave me compliments too - so it will be my new standard."

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"This is a very easy and delicious recipe. The only thing I will change is miniature marshmallows instead of large."

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"It was delicious. Everyone deceided it was to be added to the list of family favorites."

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"This casserole tastes just how I remember it when I was young. Wouldn't change a thing. Super simple to put together."

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