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Mallow-Topped Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Mallow-Topped Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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: 40 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 5 large), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large 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
  • 10 large marshmallows, halved lengthwise


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place sweet potatoes in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain potatoes; place in a large bowl.
  • 2. Beat potatoes until smooth. Add all remaining ingredients, except marshmallows; beat until blended.
  • 3. Spread into a greased shallow 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 40-45 minutes. Increase oven setting to 425°.
  • 4. Top casserole with marshmallows. Bake until marshmallows are lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 312 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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lolohiser User ID: 5362556 219500
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"Just like Mom's!"

mrsfig65 User ID: 1430347 136031
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."

AngieBK User ID: 7215689 115786
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2013

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

jackie.baker User ID: 3555282 44115
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."

cookinfanatic25 User ID: 6098804 111010
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."

mom2lauren User ID: 7407229 81554
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"This is a staple on my table for Thanksgiving & Christmas dinner. Must try recipe! It's always well received :)"

carmel68 User ID: 4100148 131353
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"Very good. I had to use the mini mashmellows. It was a big hit I made it for Thanksgiving."

lpw38 User ID: 5824098 51234
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"My family LOVES this recipe! Great for Holidays!"

bobandsue333 User ID: 3685358 205174
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"Good and easy and yes I will make it again."

corkyy11 User ID: 4312788 88390
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"I make this recipe during the course of the year. Instead of topping with marshmallows, I use marshmallow creme & spread on top of the casserole."

sarilarry User ID: 5621655 65104
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"I have a lot of family members who do not like sweet potatoes and they love this. They said it taste like pumpkin pie. I have altered the recipe. I make more of the mashed sweet potatoes and cover the top with small marshmallows."

twolfmom08 User ID: 1061961 36295
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

"For even better flavor, steam the potatoes in their skins prior to peeling. I use my steam canner to do this. A metal colander above boiling water would also work."

twolfmom08 User ID: 1061961 65102
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2009

"For even better flavor, steam the potatoes in their skins prior to peeling. I use my steam canner to do this. A metal colander above boiling water would also work."

JBarta User ID: 3567063 119012
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2008

"I used canned Yams to help save time and they still turn out great!"

JBarta User ID: 3567063 205173
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2008

"I never liked sweet potatoes until I tried this recipe for my husband. I absolutely love these!"

tuscalooso User ID: 2401195 51233
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2008

"I've prepared this recipe since it came out in the 2002 magazine and everyone loves it and tries to guess what spices are in it!"

cdaykin User ID: 2762009 53846
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2008

"I made this for our family Christmas dinner and everyone was thrilled. They loved the unique flavour and light texture. A hint of spices and not too sweet. cd"

chanmcj User ID: 813281 131345
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2007

"My family doesn't like it too much because it has a strong flavor of nutmeg and the mashed sweet potato is not sweet enough."

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