I love the original sweet potato “casserole” served during the holidays–which is basically boiled-then-peeled-and-sliced sweet potatoes, butter, Karo Syrup (corn syrup), and marshmallows. This “variation on a theme” has me rethinking side dishes and at the same time, wondering if this could be a dessert.
Total Time: 55 Min.
Prep Time: 25 Min.
Cook Time: 30 Min.
Make mini versions of a holiday classic with a Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows recipe. Our Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows is delicious!
What You Need
4 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into large pieces
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 ready-to-use refrigerated pie crusts
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1-2 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
Let’s Make It
1 – Heat oven to 450ºF.
2 – In a large pot of boiling water add sweet potatoes. Make sure the potatoes are completely submerged in water. Cook until fork tender.
3 – Meanwhile, add the butter, milk, cinnamon and brown sugar to a large mixing bowl. Once the potatoes are done, drain the water and add them to the mixing bowl. Using the paddle attachment, mix together until consistency of mashed potatoes. For a chunkier or creamier consistency, mix less or more accordingly.
4 – Spray muffin tray and set aside. Roll out pie crust according to packaging instructions. Using a large circle cookie cutter, cut out 12 circles that are bigger than the bottom of your muffin tray by an inch. Place each circle on the bottom of each muffin well. Gently press the edges up onto the sides to create cup shape.
5 – Evenly fill each pie crust cup with the mashed sweet potatoes. Bake for 15 minutes.
6 – For the topping, whisk the remaining ingredients excluding the marshmallows. Set aside.
7 – After the cups have been in the oven for 15 minutes, remove the tray and fill each cup with a spoonful of the topping mixture. Add a layer of JET-PUFFED Mini Marshmallows on top of topping mix and place back in the oven for 5 minutes.
8 – Remove from the oven. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Tip 1 – Mindful Eating: Practice mindful eating by savoring the flavor of this classic side dish and sticking to the recommended serving size.
My Tip – It’s the holidays. Enjoy yourself!
As always, click on over to FOOD AND FAMILY to get all the nutritional details. A very special lady just happened to serve these goodies to a group of weary warriors and their families one Christmas. Y’all might remember Mrs. General Nick Klaussen**, affectionately known as Nona. Liam, Micah, and Cody loved these treats. If you’d like to hear the story of how the Wolves saved both the girl AND Christmas, grab CHRISTMAS MOON. You can read it for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription or buy it for a whole $1.99. I mean, that’s like a stocking stuffer for yourself, right?!?! Absolutely! Just click on the cover or the title and head on over to the ‘Zon to check it out. Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night!
**That’s an inside joke from my time as an army officer’s wife. There were those wives on post who “claimed” their husband’s rank. Yeah…no. FYI, Nona Klaussen has been known to set those wives straight. 😉 That woman takes no guff from anyone. Just ask Hannah. 🤣
Sorry. No sweet potatoes here unless they’re cut into sticks, fried, and salted.
But I did love CHRISTMAS MOON. I could gobble that right up. If Amazon would let me buy it again, I would.
Awww. Thanks! I have to admit, I love it too. And I like the sweet potatoes and marshmellows–in small helpings. 😉 Serving it this way would be just about right.