Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows


Sweet potatoes mashed with brown sugar, allspice, and cinnamon are covered with a marshmallow topping in this copycat "better than Boston market" side dish. It's easy to make and tastes great. If you're looking for the best recipe for this holiday favorite, look no further!

Close up on a baking dish of mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows, with a spoonful coming out.
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes

  • cup brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ (10.5 ounce) package miniature marshmallows


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows.

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.

    Sweet potatoes simmering in a pot until tender.

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

  4. Drain potatoes and transfer to a baking sheet.

    Potatoes transferred to a baking sheet.

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

  5. Bake sweet potatoes in the preheated oven until dried, 3 to 4 minutes; transfer to a mixing bowl. Keep the oven on.

    Potatoes transferred to a mixing bowl once dried.

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

  6. Mash sweet potatoes with a potato masher until no large lumps remain. Add brown sugar, allspice, and cinnamon; continue mashing until potatoes are evenly seasoned.

    Sweet potatoes mashed and seasoned with seasonings.

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

  7. Spoon mixture into a casserole dish and spread marshmallows in an even layer over top.

    Mixture spooned into a casserole dish with marshmallows layer over top.

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

  8. Bake in the oven until marshmallows just begin to brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Turn on the broiler and broil for 1 minute.

    Mashed sweet potatoes baked until marshmallows turn golden-brown on top.

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
0g Fat
45g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 19mg 96%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 476mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love