Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows. If you are looking for a family favorite sweet potatoes casserole recipe then you are going to love this sweet potato casserole with marshmallows. Creamy flavorful sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and then baked in the oven for the perfect marshmallow sweet potato casserole.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows Recipe
Sweet potato casserole with marshmallows is a creamy, delicious sweet potato casserole that is perfect for Thanksgiving or any other holiday gathering.
I know many people have the debate about what topping belongs on a sweet potato casserole. Crunchy pecan topping or melted marshmallow topping. I have to say they are both amazing, but for me the best one is topped with marshmallows. If you don’t agree then feel free to enjoy our pecan topped sweet potato casserole. It is a delicious recipe even though it doesn’t have my favorite topping. 😉
I love holiday meals. I love the family time and talking and I love the amazing food that we all get to enjoy. For many years we made sweet potatoes from a can and then poured some marshmallows on top and then baked them in the oven. I was not a fan but I knew no other way until a friend of mine told me about how she made sweet potatoes for holiday dinners. I made them her way and loved it, so did everyone in my family.
However I really missed the marshmallows on top. I wanted the next time I made it to be a combination of the two because I just knew it would be amazing. And it was. There was nothing left in the casserole dish after the first holiday dinner I made this for. I have kinda slacked on getting it shared with all of you, however with this year’s Thanksgiving only a few weeks away I figured now was the perfect time to share it.
I combined my love for melted marshmallows with sweet potatoes and that easy sweet potato casserole recipe and came up with the most amazing sweet potato casserole with marshmallows. It was a huge hit with everyone in my house and they have all been asking me when I am going to make it again.
The great thing about this classic holiday casserole is that it is easy to make. You can make it in advance if you want to and store it in the fridge or freezer to serve when you want to.
More Thanksgiving Side Dishes
- Pearl Onions in Cream Sauce
- Parmesan Asparagus
- Homemade mashed potatoes
- Cheesy brussel sprouts
- Whole Roasted Cauliflower
- Stovetop applesauce
- Sausage apple stuffing
- Oven roasted carrots
- Baked Mac and cheese
Mini or Large Marshmallows in Sweet Potato Casserole?
You can use either mini marshmallows or large marshmallows when you are making this sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, I personally prefer to use mini marshmallows.
Light Brown or Dark Brown Sugar?
You can use either dark brown sugar or light brown sugar. Both will give amazing flavor and you can use homemade brown sugar or store bought brownsugar.
How to Cook Sweet Potatoes
There are a few different ways to cook sweet potatoes before making sweet potato casserole with marshmallows.
Bake Sweet Potatoes. Oven baked sweet potatoes are another option to making the sweer potatoes before getting started making the casserole.
Boil Sweet Potatoes. If you are going to boil sweet potatoes then you will want to fill a pot with water, and place the sweet potatoes in the pot of water. Bring the water to a boil and cook the sweet potatoes for 20 minutes until they are soft.
Microwave Sweet potatoes. You can make baked sweet potatoes in the microwave for a quick and easy way to make the sweet potatoes.
Can You Make Sweet Potato Casserole Ahead of time?
Yes! You can make sweet potato casserole with marshmallows ahead of time and store it in the fridge or in the freezer.
How Long Can You Keep Sweet Potato Casserole in the Fridge?
Sweet Potato casserole will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days if stored in an airtight container or tightly covered with plastic wrap.
Can You Freeze Sweet Potato Casserole?
Yes! You can freeze sweet potato casserole both before baking it or after baking it whichever you prefer.
How long does sweet potato casserole last in the freezer?
This casserole will keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.
How to Reheat frozen Sweet Potato Casserole
Remove the casserole from the freezer and place it in the fridge to thaw and then place in the oven to bake as normal.
How to Freeze Sweet Potato Casserole
You can freeze the casserole already baked or unbaked. It is up to your personal preference for how you freeze it. If I know I am going to be running short on time then I bake it and then freeze it to make things easier when it is time for me to serve it.
How to freeze baked sweet potato casserole. If you are baking it ahead of time, allow the casserole to cool completely and then wrap with tinfoil. I suggest using a tinfoil pan when you are storing it in the freezer.
How to freeze unbaked sweet potato casserole. If you are wanting to freeze this sweet potato casserole before baking it, make the base and follow all the steps until putting the marshmallows on top. Leave the marshmallows off when you are freezing the casserole, put the marshmallows on top after you have thawed the casserole and are ready to bake it in the oven.
Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients
- Large sweet potatoes baked and mashed
- White sugar
- butter or margarine melted
- eggs beaten
- brown sugar
- vanilla extract
- mini marshmallows
How to Make Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole
Cook and mash the sweet potatoes.
Then heat the oven to 350 once the sweet potatoes are done cooking.
In a large bowl mix the sweet potatoes, sugar, margarine, milk, eggs, and vanilla until well combined.
Transfer the mixture into a 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
Pour the mini marshmallows on top.
Bake for 20 minutes at 350. If you want the marshmallows to be a bit crispier you can leave the casserole in the oven for an additional 5-10 minutes to brown the marshmallows more.
Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
- Lattice Apple pie
- Boston Cream Pie
- Pumpkin Pie from Scratch
- Crustless pumpkin Pie
- Maple Pumpkin Pie
- Sweet potato pie with marshmallow
- Lemon Meringue pie
- Homemade blueberry pie
When making delicious casseroles and other baked dishes, it helps to have the right tools for the job!
Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
- How to Make Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole
- Cook and mash the sweet potatoes.
- Then heat the oven to 350 once the sweet potatoes are done cooking.
- In a large bowl mix the sweet potatoes, sugar, margarine, milk, eggs, and vanilla until well combined. Transfer the mixture into a 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
- Pour the mini marshmallows on top.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 350.