Baked Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

Jazz up your side dish. Baked sweet potatoes are a delicious alternative to boring baked potatoes.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

We’re getting closer and closer to Thanksgiving. Are you in the sweet potato casserole mood? We sure are. We’ve posted a classic sweet potato casserole recipe, a healthier version and an adorable bite-sized appetizer version. Now here we are with a quick weeknight idea to get everyone in the spirit.

I do these sweet potatoes in the microwave. They’re cooked 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!

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 20 mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Pierce sweet potatoes with holes with a fork. Put on plate, microwave 6-8 minutes.*
  3. Meanwhile, mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  4. 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.
  5. Put sheet far from the broiler and watch carefully until marshmallows are lightly browned.
*Alternatively, you can bake the whole sweet potatoes in a 375F oven for 1 hour to 1 and 1/4 hours, unit pierces easily with a fork.

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