Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows is an easy holiday side dish made with mashed sweet potatoes and broiled marshmallows. Make ahead and reheat! A delicious addition to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!
This delicious sweet potato casserole recipe is an easy holiday side dish that you can make ahead of time and quickly reheat for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. These are the best kinds of side dishes!
My kids used to scrape the marshmallows off when they were younger, so I tried making a healthier sweet potato casserole without marshmallows. After many complaints to the management, the marshmallows are back!
A word to the wise -- Don't mess with sacred holiday side dishes!
How to Make Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
Next, carefully remove the sweet potatoes from their jackets (they're hot), and place them into a large bowl or casserole dish. I usually just mix everything in the casserole dish.
Mash the sweet potatoes with some butter, maple syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon. Then, smooth the potatoes evenly in the casserole dish.
Sprinkle enough mini marshmallows over the potatoes so that they are completely covered. And, pop the casserole under the broiler for about 5 minutes or until the marshmallows are golden brown.
The marshmallows are crispy on top, soft and melty on the bottom, and the sweet potatoes are smooth and creamy underneath. Good stuff!
How to Prepare Sweet Potato Casserole Ahead of Time
If you want to make the casserole a few days in advance, mash the potatoes, cover the baking dish in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until you're ready to serve. Then, uncover and reheat the casserole in the microwave, your oven, or try your air fryer oven if you have one.
You may have to add a little more maple syrup or butter if the casserole seems dry. When the sweet potatoes are heated through, top with marshmallows, and broil.
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Easy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
- 5 large cooked sweet potatoes
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- mini marshmallows
- Remove cooked sweet potatoes from jackets, and place in large bowl or casserole dish
- Add brown sugar, maple syrup, butter and cinnamon, and mash well
- Spread evenly in casserole dish, and smooth top with spoon
- Add enough marshmallows to cover sweet potatoes, and broil for about 5 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown
- Serve immediately