Melting Sweet Potatoes with Mini Marshmallows

If you like sweet potato casserole, you'll love these tender, creamy melted sweet potatoes. Slices of sweet potatoes "melt" into a savory broth with spices and are topped with mini marshmallows for a hint of sweetness at the end. They're perfect for Thanksgiving or anytime in fall or winter when cooler weather settles in.

Melting Sweet Potatoes with Mini Marshmallows
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¾ cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • cup mini marshmallows


  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 450°F.

  2. Toss sweet potatoes, butter, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Arrange in a single layer in a 9-by-13-inch metal baking pan. (Don't use a glass dish, which might shatter.) Roast, flipping once, until browned, about 25 minutes.

  3. Whisk broth, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a measuring cup. Carefully add the mixture to the pan. Continue roasting for another 10 minutes. Top each slice with marshmallows; roast until the potatoes are very tender and the marshmallows are just melted, 3 to 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
6g Fat
36g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size about 3/4 cup
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Vitamin A 21727IU 435%
Sodium 394mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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