Sweet Potatoes with marshmallows are an easy way to jazz up your side dish. Plus, they’re a delicious alternative to boring baked potatoes.
If you’re in a sweet potato casserole mood like we are, this is a quick and easy “cheat” for any night of the week. Sure, you can totally make our Classic Sweet Potato Casserole recipe. But now we have a quick weeknight idea for when you’re craving sweet potato casserole but don’t have the time to make it.
You can bake your sweet potatoes with whatever method you like, but I make them in the microwave because it saves a ton of time and sometimes you just need dinner on the table quickly. They cook through in about 6-8 minutes.
Then I add some marshmallows and pop them under the broiler just until they’re browned. Super-quick, fun, tasty, and easy. We all love them, and I hope you do too. Have a great day!
Podcast Episode: Making Baked Sweet Potatoes
Listen to our editor, Christine Pittman, explain briefly how to make these sweet potatoes, with some great tips along the way, by clicking the play button below:Print
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 2 Tbsp. melted butter
- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 20 mini marshmallows
- Preheat broiler.
- Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork. Put on plate and microwave 6-8 minutes.*
- Meanwhile, mix butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
- Test if sweet potatoes are done with a fork. It should pierce through easily in a couple of spots. Cut sweet potatoes in half. Score with knife. Pour butter mixture into scores. Transfer sweet potatoes to a baking sheet. Top each with 10 marshmallows.
- Put sheet far from the broiler and watch carefully until marshmallows are lightly browned.
*Alternatively, you can bake the whole sweet potatoes in a 375°F oven for 1 hour to 1 and 1/4 hours, until pierces easily with a fork.
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