Baked Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Sweet Potatoes with marshmallows are an easy way to jazz up your side dish. Plus, they’re a delicious alternative to boring baked 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:

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  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 20 mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork. Put on plate and 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 375°F oven for 1 hour to 1 and 1/4 hours, until pierces easily with a fork.