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Marshmallow-Topped Sweet Potatoes

marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes Side
Marshmallow-Topped Sweet Potatoes
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 8

Marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes have "required eating" status during the holidays (is it even Thanksgiving without them?). But this recipe is so satisfying that we think it should be served way more often. And it's so quick and easy to make, there's basically no reason not to! MORE+ LESS-

October 29, 2018

Ingredients

3
(15-oz.) cans sweet potatoes, drained
1/4
cup margarine or butter, melted
1/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
15
large marshmallows

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2
    Place sweet potatoes in sprayed baking dish. Pour margarine over potatoes. Sprinkle with brown sugar and salt. Top with marshmallows.
  • 3
    Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are thoroughly heated and marshmallows are lightly browned.

Expert Tips

  • If the marshmallows start browning too quickly, loosely cover the baking dish with foil for last 10 minutes of baking time. The shiny nature of foil deflects the heat, slowing down the overall browning of ingredients that are high in sugar or fat.
  • Canned sweet potatoes make this a pantry-inspired staple but look for small fresh sweet potatoes in the autumn, when they star at the farmers market.
  • Sprinkle on mini marshmallows so there’s no question everyone will get their fair share of the golden, gooey topping. Keep an eye on them so they don’t start to brown too quickly.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
27g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Of all the sweet potato recipes out there, this one is the dish that probably comes to mind when you hear the word “sweet potato casserole.” Candied with brown sugar and topped with fluffy marshmallows, it deserves a starring role in your Thanksgiving dinner. This recipe has a shortcut for super busy cooks and uses canned sweet potatoes, but if you have more time on your hands, you can certainly start with whole sweet potatoes from the grocery store! There’s just a few things you need to know first before you buy your potatoes. First, there’s a lot of confusion between sweet potatoes and yams. The fact is, true yams are hard to find in the United States. So if you buy a “yam” at the store, you’re most likely purchasing a sweet potato variety. Why? Sweet potatoes can be categorized into two varieties: firm and soft. Firm varieties of sweet potatoes were introduced to U.S. markets first, so when soft sweet potatoes were brought in, there was a need to differentiate the two varieties. Softer varieties became to be known as “yams,” and are still sometimes labeled as such today. These “yam” varieties work well in sweet potato casserole. Other types of sweet potatoes that work well in sweet potato casserole include Beauregard, Covington and Jewel sweet potatoes. Check with your grocery store to find out which varieties they carry and how they label them! Want to learn even more about how to make the perfect sweet potato casserole? Right this way.

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