There isn’t anything more classic than this delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and pecans make this more like a dessert than a side dish. Yum!

There isn't anything more classic than delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and with pecans make this so tasty. This easy recipe with marshmallows and pecans is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes. #eatingonadime #*sweetpotatocasserole

Sweet potato casserole Marshmallow Recipe

There is always one dish at family gatherings that everyone fights over. This sweet potato casserole is “that” dish in our family. What’s not to like about creamy and sweet potatoes topped with lots of delicious pecan streusel and marshmallows?

This is an amazing recipe that completes your holiday dinner. At any holiday or special occasion, everyone expects to see this sweet potato casserole. I always sign up to bring it because it really is so easy.

This casserole is the perfect example of comfort food and a great dish. Just be prepared for everyone to want the recipe or want you to make it all the time. It is that amazing.

There isn't anything more classic than delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and with pecans make this so tasty. This easy recipe with marshmallows and pecans is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes. #eatingonadime #*sweetpotatocasserole

What is the difference between Sweet Potatoes and Yams?

Sweet potatoes have a lighter skin and yams are much darker. The flesh is also different. Yams are dryer and not as sweet.

The flesh of Sweet potatoes have more moisture and also taste sweeter.

There isn't anything more classic than delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and with pecans make this so tasty. This easy recipe with marshmallows and pecans is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes. #eatingonadime #*sweetpotatocasserole

Can I use Canned Sweet Potatoes?

Yes, you can. You can use canned or frozen sweet potatoes when making this sweet potato casserole.

The canned sweet potato are smaller in size so take that into consideration when you are preparing your sweet potato casserole.

There isn't anything more classic than delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and with pecans make this so tasty. This easy recipe with marshmallows and pecans is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes. #eatingonadime #*sweetpotatocasserole

Do you peel sweet potatoes before boiling?

Yes! Go ahead and peel the potatoes prior to boiling. This will make the entire process easier. After you peel the sweet potatoes, cut them into equal size cubes. This will help them to cook evenly while boiling.

We like to make this recipe as easy as possible. So I usually will have the kids start peeling the sweet potatoes while I am working on the other dishes. I am all about team work when it comes to making our holiday meal.

There isn't anything more classic than delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and with pecans make this so tasty. This easy recipe with marshmallows and pecans is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes. #eatingonadime #*sweetpotatocasserole

You are going to love this Easy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe!

There isn't anything more classic than delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and with pecans make this so tasty. This easy recipe with marshmallows and pecans is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes. #eatingonadime #*sweetpotatocasserole

Ingredients for sweet potato casserole recipe:

  • Sweet Potatoes – peeled and cut into cubes
  • Light Brown Sugar – packed
  • Butter – softened
  • Pecans – chopped, divided
  • Cinnamon – You can also sprinkle in some pumpkin pie spice. This gives it so much flavor.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mini marshmallows
There isn't anything more classic than delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and with pecans make this so tasty. This easy recipe with marshmallows and pecans is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes. #eatingonadime #*sweetpotatocasserole

How to make Sweet potato casserole from scratch

  • First, preheat the oven to 375°F. Next, grease a 9 x 13 pan.
  • Place sweet potatoes in a pot of boiling water. Simmer for 15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain.
There isn't anything more classic than delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and with pecans make this so tasty. This easy recipe with marshmallows and pecans is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes. #eatingonadime #*sweetpotatocasserole
  • In a large pot, mash the sweet potatoes with brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and salt & pepper with a potato masher. You can also use a hand mixer.
There isn't anything more classic than delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and with pecans make this so tasty. This easy recipe with marshmallows and pecans is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes. #eatingonadime #*sweetpotatocasserole
  • Fold in half of the pecans and spread into large bowl with the melted butter.
There isn't anything more classic than delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and with pecans make this so tasty. This easy recipe with marshmallows and pecans is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes. #eatingonadime #*sweetpotatocasserole
  • Put the combined ingredients in a baking dish or baking sheet.
There isn't anything more classic than delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and with pecans make this so tasty. This easy recipe with marshmallows and pecans is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes. #eatingonadime #*sweetpotatocasserole
  • Sprinkle with the marshmallows and the remaining pecans.
There isn't anything more classic than delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and with pecans make this so tasty. This easy recipe with marshmallows and pecans is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes. #eatingonadime #*sweetpotatocasserole
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown and potatoes are heated through.
  • Make sure you keep an eye on the casserole so that the marshmallows on top do not burn. It doesn’t take long for the cooked sweet potatoes, marshmallows and streusel topping to get golden brown.
There isn't anything more classic than delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and with pecans make this so tasty. This easy recipe with marshmallows and pecans is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes. #eatingonadime #*sweetpotatocasserole

What you need:

Make sure you have a nice 9×13 casserole dishAmazon has some on sale right now! Or if you want to make clean up a breeze try using one of these foil pans.

They are great because you just throw them away when you are done. We use them often so help out on those crazy busy nights.

The nice casserole dishes definitely look pretty but sometimes the disposable pans are just so handy. You can toss and go.

We have even made this sweet potato casserole to take to someone and they don’t have to worry about washing any dishes or getting it back to us. Easy!

This is the best sweet potato casserole!

You are going to love this easy casserole dish. It is guaranteed to always be at all our holiday gatherings. You will agree that this is the best sweet potato casserole recipe.

Anytime we feel like comfort food, this dish is our favorite go to. It is just so amazing. Each bite has the perfect combination of sweet potatoes, marshmallows and pecans.

The cinnamon and sugar make each bite perfectly sweet. It really is so creamy and delicious!

How to store leftovers?

This sweet potato casserole can be made ahead of time. The perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner.

You can store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. For your leftovers, cover and put in the refrigerator. It stores so well.

If you do plan on making sweet potato casserole and freezing for a later meal, I would not put the pecan and marshmallow topping on until you are ready to eat.

You can freeze this casserole for up to a month. When placing in the freezer be sure to wrap first with a plastic wrap and then with foil.

Try this traditional sweet potato casserole:

From thanksgiving dinner to Sunday lunch, this delicious sweet potato mixture will be a hit. It is the best casserole dish to take to potlucks and gatherings and not expensive at all to make.

This sweet potato casserole recipe is so delicious and it is right up there with pumpkin pie. Once you make it, you will love it.

It is simply part of our holiday tradition and one we all enjoy. I love that it is so delicious and budget friendly.

You know we like to keep things simple and  you can’t go wrong with this dish. Sweet potatoes are very reasonably priced and often go on sale making this dish frugal!

Sounds like my kind of casserole. We hope you give it try. Please come back and let us know how it turns out for you!

Go and and make this Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole recipe while you are at it. We love this one too!

There isn't anything more classic than delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and with pecans make this so tasty. This easy recipe with marshmallows and pecans is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes. #eatingonadime #*sweetpotatocasserole

Print the recipe for sweet potato casserole marshmallow below:

Sweet Potato Casserole

4.8 from 5 votes
There isn't anything more classic than delicious Sweet potato casserole. Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and pecans make this so tasty.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 411
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup pecans chopped divided
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon or to taste
  • 1/4 salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 9 x 13 pan.
  • Place sweet potatoes in a pot of boiling water. Simmer for 15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, mash the sweet potatoes with brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and salt & pepper.
  • Fold in half of the pecans and spread into prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle with the marshmallows and the remaining pecans.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown and potatoes are heated through.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 411kcal, Carbohydrates 59g, Protein 4g, Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 31mg, Sodium 209mg, Potassium 633mg, Fiber 6g, Sugar 28g, Vitamin A 24486IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 73mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This is an awesome recipe I make often as a dessert that everyone in my family in my family loves.