Sweet Potato and Marshmallow Casserole

As the weather begins to get cooler and the leaves begin to change colour, I start to crave comfort food. I love so many of the vegetables that become more easily available and cheaper during harvest season: pumpkin (oh and by the way I saw a great recipe for Pumpkin Butter Β at Eat Yourself Skinny’s blog- check it out sometime!), squash, root vegetables and more. One that I just love and really should have it more often throughout the year is sweet potato. Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner and although sweet potato casserole is more of a classic American Thanksgiving dish, there is no reason we cannot claim it for our own as well! I love the creaminess of the whipped sweet potatoes with the spice of cinnamon and nutmeg. The toasted marshmallows on top are always the kids favourite.

Sweet Potato and Marshmallow Casserole

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Steve Cylka


  • 5 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • Marshmallows for topping


  • Boil the sweet potatoes until tender. Remove from the water and let cool slightly. Once the potatoes are cool enough remove the skins by simply peeling them off with your fingers.
  • With an electric mixer or hand masher mix the potatoes with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until smooth and creamy.
  • Spread in a baking dish, top with marshmallows and bake at 350F for 20 minutes.


About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. You made a wonderful version of my favorite Thanksgiving dish. Delicious!

  2. Yummy I LOVE sweet potatoes, this casserole sounds amazing! Thank you so much for the shout out as well! πŸ™‚

  3. This looks so tasty and reminds me of Turkey Day πŸ™‚

  4. This makes me think of Thanksgivings as a child. My mother and I are the only ones who like sweet potatoes and she would make them every year with marshmallows on top. YUM! This looks tasty.

  5. This may be the only way I’ll ever get the kids to eat sweet potatoes! Classic recipe~

  6. I love, love, LOVE whipped sweet potatoes all spiced up and topped with marshmallows…it’s like pie without a crust … but it’s a veggie!!!

  7. This dish looks so good. This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes.

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