Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes (Yams) and Marshmallows


I came up with this one Thanksgiving because I was short on oven space. Everyone loved it and I have made it for every Thanksgiving and holiday meal ever since. Be careful not to overcook marshmallows, they can become liquified.

close up view of Sweet Potatoes (Yams) and Marshmallows in a white bowl
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 2 (29 ounce) cans sweet potatoes, drained

  • cup butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces

  • ¾ cup light brown sugar

  • 1 (16 ounce) package miniature marshmallows


  1. Spray the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray.

  2. Place sweet potatoes in a slow cooker and arrange butter on top of sweet potatoes. Sprinkle brown sugar over sweet potatoes.

  3. Cook on High, 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Add marshmallows and cook until soft and somewhat puffy, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

531 Calories
8g Fat
109g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 531
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 238mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 109g 40%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 62g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 54mg 268%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 663mg 14%

* 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.

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