Rating: 4.65 stars
960 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 708
  • 4 star values: 203
  • 3 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 10

Mmm! Sweet potatoes topped with creamy toasted marshmallows.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and mash.

  • Place mashed sweet potatoes in large bowl, and use an electric mixer to blend with the margarine, brown sugar, orange juice, and cinnamon. Spread evenly into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with miniature marshmallows.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until heated through, and marshmallows are puffed and golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

267 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 60.4g; fat 2.6g; sodium 143mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
I took a gamble and made this for Thanksgiving without "testing" the recipe first, and am happy I did. This is such yummy sweet potato casserole! I doubt I'll try another recipe again, this one was perfect! I added a little more brown sugar, so it was like a dessert. A little tip is that if you stir in a cup of mini marshmallows before putting this in the baking dish and stir them around a little you have marshmallow surprises throughout the casserole and not just on top. Thanks for this recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2007
I did not care for the consistancy of this but I did use a hand mixer to "blend" the mixture. If I had just mashed them slightly it would have possibly been better. This was way too sweet. All sweet potato casseroles will be sweet. The key is to get the ingredients textures and flavors to blend to a sweetness which compliment each other. This was not so. Sorry! Read More
(41)
960 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 708
  • 4 star values: 203
  • 3 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
I took a gamble and made this for Thanksgiving without "testing" the recipe first, and am happy I did. This is such yummy sweet potato casserole! I doubt I'll try another recipe again, this one was perfect! I added a little more brown sugar, so it was like a dessert. A little tip is that if you stir in a cup of mini marshmallows before putting this in the baking dish and stir them around a little you have marshmallow surprises throughout the casserole and not just on top. Thanks for this recipe! Read More
(566)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2005
this recipe was simple, quick, and hit with my family & coworkers. I used canned sweet potatoes, and it came out great, 1 one pound can with this recipe. I added a dash of vanilla extract just for kicks. I made this recipex3 to make enough, then when I had left overs I scooped it into a graham cracker crust with fresh marshmallows on top,baked @350 degrees until marshmallows are light brown, the pie was a hit too. Read More
(518)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2007
I added 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp *fresh* nutmeg, and 1 tsp orange peel spice. Wonderful! 5 sweet potatoes doesn't make enough for a 13x9x2" pan though - use a 1 1/2 qt. casserole dish instead. If you want to use a 13x9x2" dish, use 9 slim sweet potatoes, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/2 tsp. fresh nutmeg, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp. orange peel spice, and 1/4 cup butter. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2007
DELICIOUS!!! I got many compliments on this at the Thanksgiving table. 3 hours after dinner was over my sister went back to heat up more of this! I made the recipe as is, but I added a "streusel" topping - mix 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup Quaker quick cooking oats with 1/2 cup softened butter until it is like coarse crumbs and sprinkle this over the marshmallows. It tastes just like the Sweet Potatoes at Boston Market! I also covered mine with foil and baked for 10 min., then uncovered and baked an additional 5 min, so some marshmallows had melted but most of them got toasty. The only change I would make next time is to add some milk when mashing the sweet potatoes - I would have liked them creamier...all in all extremely yummy.......I will make this at Christmas too! ('05) P.S. Thanksgiving '07- I used this with 3 cans of canned yams this year to save time.....worked great!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2006
This recipe is really good. The second time I made it, I used half the amount of orange juice, and I preferred it this way. The entire amount of oj overpowered the sweet potatoes. You can make this a day ahead and refrigerate. Bring to room temp., heat covered for 30 min., uncover and add marshmallows and cook for 10 more minutes. When reheating leftovers, you also have to add fresh marshmallows. This is really a yummy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2004
Made this for Christmas and even the pickiest eaters loved it. One tip I made it with drained canned yams to save time and effort. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2005
My family has done a variation of this recipe for as long as I can remeber. It's great. Important to note that using an electric mixer is important for removing all of the strings from the potatoes, so dont shake the forks off. Also, if preparing hours in advance, dont't put the marshmellows on to bake. wait until 5mins before serving, stick them on and put dish in to brown for 3 to 5 mins. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2005
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and it was good but didn't seem to wow anyone. I agree with the other reviews about that "orangey" taste -- it just wasn't something that many people warmed up to. If I made them again I would nix the orange juice as well. I tried a diff recipe for Christmas and overall it was a much bigger hit with the same people. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2005
Very easy to make. I used canned potatoes and it turned out well. Next time though I will use a little less orange juice. Found it a little to prominent in the overall taste. My family loved this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2007
I did not care for the consistancy of this but I did use a hand mixer to "blend" the mixture. If I had just mashed them slightly it would have possibly been better. This was way too sweet. All sweet potato casseroles will be sweet. The key is to get the ingredients textures and flavors to blend to a sweetness which compliment each other. This was not so. Sorry! Read More
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