Sweet Potato lovers will devour this Classic Sweet Potato Casserole with a marshmallow topping!

Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

I am, and have always been a HUGE fan of sweet potatoes.  

I have found that human beings are either sweet potato lovers or they are not.  

There really ins’t any middle ground – however correct me if I’m wrong and you are a middle grounder.

Generally, I love them in all forms but for quickness and ease, I find myself eating them just plain like a baked potato.  

Well..until I made this sweet potato casserole.  

Holy smokes, this sweet potato casserole was by far the most simple and delicious sweet potato casserole I’ve ever made.  

I couldn’t stop eating it.  

Who knew that a few simple ingredients mixed together would create the most fantastic dessert tasting side dish ever.  

This sweet potato casserole is “technically” a side dish but 100% tastes like dessert.  

This sweet potato casserole was the one dish that I did not offer for others to take home after Thanksgiving.  

It was the one dish I kept all for myself.  

It was the one dish that I found myself at midnight sitting in the kitchen snacking on.  

This is a nut free, basic recipe that is packed with all kinds of flavor.  

And in all honesty, it’s so good that I make it all year round.  

I mean, why not?  

And here’s a secret for you, my non-sweet potato loving husband even liked it.  

Not as much as me I admit, but he still ate it!  

That’s a win-win in my book!  

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Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 10 Servings


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) package of miniature marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 400*F
  2. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish and set aside.
  3. Skin and chop up sweet potatoes and place them in a large pot with water. Bring to a boil and cook until soft and tender, about 15 minutes. Strain.
  4. place potatoes back into pot, add butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and 2 cups of marshmallows. Cook over medium heat until butter and marshmallows are melted and brown sugar is dissolved and combined. While stirring, mash potatoes up. You can do pureed, chunky or a mix of both.
  5. Pour mixture into casserole dish. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, top with more marshmallows and bake until marshmallows are puffy and golden, about 5 - 10 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately!

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