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.

Here’s a tool that I find helpful for making this recipe:

Broil-safe Sheet Pan

Listen to me explain briefly about how to make these fun 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


  • 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 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.