Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

Sweet potato casserole with marshmallows is as American for Thanksgiving as stuffing. It is truly traditional and absolutely delectable. It could be served as dessert but I can promise you that it will compliment a meal beautifully.

I like to enhance my sweet potato casserole with spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. This makes it aromatic and comforting as well. I also like to add orange juice and zest to cut down on the sweetness a bit. The type of cream that I use is heavy cream. However, you can use whatever cream you want. Even sour cream would be great in this!

If you would like you can add sliced apples or nuts to this casserole as well. Whatever you decide, you will end up with a very delicious meal. All in all this is a fantastic dish that is sure to please adults and children alike.

Here is what you need to make this highly enjoyable sweet potato casserole with marshmallows:

Serves eight

4 cups mashed sweet potatoes
¼ cup cream
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon orange zest
Juice of ½ large orange
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
2 to 3 cups marshmallows – depending on the size

• Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
• Mix all ingredients, except for marshmallows, in a bowl.
• Spread sweet potatoes in a buttered baking dish.
• Sprinkle evenly with marshmallows.
• Place in oven and bake for 35 minutes until marshmallows are browned.
• Serve

CALORIES 259.28; FAT 5.96 grs (sat 3.63; mono 1.56; poly 0.32); PROTEIN 2.78 grs ; FIBER 4.25 grs; CARBS 50.13 grs; CHOLESTEROL 17.90 mg; IRON 1.32 mg; SODIUM 60.27 mg; CALCIUM 61.57 mg

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  • So it was thanksgiving last night… and I really needed to make Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows. I was asked to cook this in the morning and I had no idea where to start… but luckily I found your website!! I simply followed your instruction on the video and omg, it was the best success that I’ve ever made in my kitchen!!!! Everyone started to dig in and the dish got empty within 20 minutes. Amazing Recipe!!!! And I appreciate what you’re doing with this website! I’m pretty sure its helping out a lot more people out there. Thank you so much for helping me out!

  • Thank you so much for the kind remarks! I am really happy this helped you. You have made my day! Take care!
    Mary Ann

  • This is a wonderful recipe. I have never tasted sweet potatoes as good as these! Never again will I cook them any other way!!

  • Awesome Kara! I am happy you like this. Thanks for coming by and letting me know. I hops 2011 fills you with blessings! Take care!
    Mary Ann

  • I appreciate your recipe and video tutorial.
    I did make this today but for some reason it taste like too much orange. Is there something I can add to cut down the citrus taste?

  • You said you can make it a day ahead in the video, but you said after you bake it? But then the next day to bake it again? I’m confused. Could I just mix the ingredients, put it in the dish, and cover it and let it sit in the fridge for the night, then bake in the morning?

  • I am sorry this did not work for you! Next time, if you decide to make it again, maybe use less orange or none at all. I appreciate you coming by and giving this a try!
    Mary Ann

  • Hi Daniel!
    I am so sorry I am answering you so late. Your message got spammed for some reason. Next time, go ahead and mix it all and refrigerate it to bake the following day. If you refrigerate it baked, you would have to only put it in the oven to heat through. Again, sorry! I appreciate you coming by.
    Mary Ann

  • Could this recipe be made with canned sweet potatoes and what is the size of the baking pan that should be used? Thank you for your help!

  • Hi Tina!
    I do not know the size of the can you are wanting to use so I can not really answer your question. You can used canned sweet potatoes. That should be fine. As for the size of the pan, it all depend on the size of your can. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!
    Mary Ann

  • Hello, again! Im back to check this recipe again this year! Thanks for the tip about not using any orange. I think it will work well this time. Besides I had to improvise with carnation milk instead of heavy cream, and I also added an oatmeal streusel to the top.
    Thanks again!

  • Please help cand i put my yams in cubeb not mash helppp and can i bake it the next day i dont andurstand baking with masmallow or no for next day

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