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Speedy Sweet Potatoes

"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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until marshmallows puff. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 158 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • sfortini
    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
    Nov 7, 2010

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