The soft and tender texture of mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows make you feel in 7th heaven with this ultimate holiday side dish. No thanksgiving dinner or roast is completely without this unassuming casserole. Sweet potatoes are super versatile, yet, we always underestimate them.
And the marshmallows? Yes, they make all the difference. They add just the right amount of sweetness and nicely compliment the savory sweet potatoes. Isn’t it anyhow funny, how we call them sweet potatoes, yet they are not. So the marshmallows put the sweet back into it.
While you obviously can’t go wrong with the standard white marshmallow, I recommend using mini versions and opting for some colorful ones while you’re at it. I fell in love with golden mini marshmellows as they make everything instantly a little more festive and cheerful. This is especially true, if you prepare them for Thanksgiving or around christmas time. The shinnier, the merrier. Marshmallows all the way…
The recipefor my mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows uses brown sugar as it gives the dish a nice caramlizing flavor. So the reason for sugar is not to simply make it sweeter, but to enhance the overall richness of the mash and that includes the savory components. You will achieve this with brown sugar, but not with white sugar.
At a glance
- Servings: 8
- Calories per serving: 284 kcal
- Preparation time: 15 min
- Oven time: 25 min
- Total time from start to finish: 40 min
- 3 sweet potatos
- 2 garlic cloves or 1 tablespoon of powdered garlic
- 3 tablepoons of brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 3-4 handful of mini marshmellows
How to prepare mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit/175 Celsius.
Step 2: Chop the sweet potato into dices – right there and then, you will have finished a full workout. Congrats! I think chopping sweet potatoes for mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows should be considered a legitimate fitness routine.
Step 3: Bake the sweet potatoes on a baking tray until soft and tender. Depending on the size of your chunks, this should be the case after approx. 15 minutes.
Step 4: Add the sweet potato dices, butter, brown sugar, milk, chopped or powdered garlic and spices to a bowl. Now either use a masher or a blender or a fork if you have neither of the two, to create a mash. Unlike their standard potato cousin, sweet potato is super easy to mash up and have a smooth result.
Step 5: Fill the mash into a casserole dish and spread it out evenly. Distribute the marshmallows on top and bake everything in the oven for 10 minutes. For the perfect mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows, you want the marshmallows to be nicely caramalized and browned, but not crunchy or burned.