Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole recipeMany years ago, I tasted this sweet potato casserole recipe for the first time and thought it was the most delicious combination of flavors I had ever tasted in a sweet potato casserole.  For as long as I can remember, we have had a sweet potato casserole served with our holiday dinners, but this particular recipe was better, in my opinion, than the one I had eaten all of my life.

During the holidays, our family will often have more than one sweet potato casserole recipe being served.  For one thing, we are a huge family and two recipes of anything is required for holiday meals.  But in the case of the sweet potato casserole, we actually have some members of the family who prefer the original sweet potato casserole recipe and some who prefer this sweet potato casserole recipe.

The difference:   This recipe has marshmallows on the top and the original sweet potato casserole recipe is topped with pecans.


My Favorite Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe Topped with Marshmallows


  • 5 or 6 Medium sized Sweet Potatoes
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Miniature Marshmallows


      Boil Sweet Potatoes until soft   (approximately 1 hr.)
      Peel and Mash the Sweet Potatoes
      Add Sugar to taste   (I use ½ cup of sugar)
      Add 1 teaspoon Vanilla
      Pour into a Baking Dish
      Cover with Miniature Marshmallows

Bake at 350° until Marshmallows are brown, approximately 10 minutes


*Note:  I mash my sweet potatoes with an electric mixer



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  1. Heather says:

    We make it the same way! Love sweet potato casserole! Yum.

  2. Sweet potatoes with marshmellows is the only way I’ve ever had this casserole. Yum!

  3. This sounds really good! The favorite at our family holiday dinners is slightly different. I add pineapple to my recipe. The first time I saw it, I thought it was an odd combination but it is scrumptious! One year, I didn’t make it and both my grown daughters expressed their disappointment.

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