Candied Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

One of the dishes I love most during the holidays are Sweet Potatoes. I think you either love them or hate them. Doug…hates them! Even the smell of them cooking sends him fleeing from the kitchen. So you can imagine the look on his face when I told him I wanted to post the recipe, and then asked him to photograph them!

Thanksgiving is all about tradition! Many families fix real sweet potatoes but I grew up on sweet potatoes from the can, actually they are called yams, but either way, my Mom always made Candied Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows. So, I have always carried on the tradition and made them the same way.

Besides being one of my favorite Holiday dishes, it’s also super easy and can be prepared ahead, placed in the fridge until it’s time to cook. And of course, the Marshmallows browned on top make all the difference!

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Candied Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
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Traditional dish for the holidays. Recipe from
  • 2 (40 ounce) cans Sweet Potatoes {yams} drained - save juice from 1 can
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2½ cups {or more} mini marshmallows
  1. Lightly spray a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray
  2. Drain Sweet Potatoes, saving the juice from 1 can and spread in prepared dish
  3. In a small saucepan on the stove, melt the butter, then add brown sugar, whisk until sugar is dissolved - about 2 minutes
  4. Add 1 - 1½ cups of the reserved juice to the brown sugar mixture and heat about 3 minutes, do not boil
  5. Pour over sweet potatoes
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with marshmallows
  8. Turn oven up a bit, about 400, and return dish to oven to brown the marshmallows for about 5 minutes. Watch closely.
  9. Serve immediately.
Can be prepared up to 8 hours ahead, store in the fridge until time to cook.

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  1. Hi Liz! I wonder if Doug would prefer baked sweet potatoes made into this casserole? I use butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, eggs and milk, for the filling, and a praline mixture for the topping. It’s more like a dessert than a side, but we love here in the South! Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings from Bama!

  2. How many servings is this?

  3. This recipe is for how many people approx? I want to make for like 8 people.

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