Candied Sweet Potatoes


This candied sweet potato recipe is super sweet! Delicious for the holidays.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes, quartered

  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows, divided

  • 1 ¼ cups margarine

  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar

  • ground cinnamon to taste

  • ground nutmeg to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and boil until slightly underdone, about 15 minutes; drain and peel when cool enough to handle.

  3. While potatoes are cooling, combine 2 cups marshmallows, margarine, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted.

  4. Stir potatoes into marshmallow sauce, mashing about half of the potatoes and breaking the other half into bite-sized chunks. Transfer into the prepared baking dish.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup marshmallows evenly over top and continue to bake until marshmallows are slightly toasted and golden brown, about 5 minutes.

    an overhead view looking into a candied sweet potato casserole topped with golden-brown marshmallows. a scoop has already been taken out.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

405 Calories
19g Fat
57g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 405
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Sodium 293mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 30mg 149%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 749mg 16%

* 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