Speedy Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Speedy Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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"I discovered this yummy sweet potato recipe years ago," relates Beth Buhler, Lawrence, Kansas. "There's no need for lots of butter and sugar because the pineapple and marshmallows provide plenty of sweetness. It's a holiday favorite at our house," she shares.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cans (15-3/4 ounces each) sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows, divided
  • Ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 158 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish, layer sweet potatoes, salt, pineapple, pecans, brown sugar and 1/2 cup marshmallows. Cover and microwave on high for 3 to 6 minutes or until bubbly around the edges. Top with the remaining marshmallows.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until marshmallows puff. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Speedy Sweet Potatoes in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p33

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sfortini User ID: 5806735 41319
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"Made these for Thanksgiving and for the first time ever, the sweet potatoes were all gone by the end of the meal. I got to take home an empty pan! Delicious and very easy!"

lor1s User ID: 2985155 87287
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"I've made this recipe lots of times, both in the microwave and the oven. It's always popular."

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