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Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans and Marshmallows Recipe for Two

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans and Marshmallows

This classic sweet potato casserole with pecans and marshmallows is light, fluffy, and has just the right amount of sweetness.  

This small batch recipe makes a great holiday side dish for 2. Try it for an intimate Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, or any day of the year.

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For more about this magical flavor combination read The History of a Match Made in Thanksgiving: Sweet Potatoes and Marshmallows.

How to make classic Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans and Marshmallows:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).

Peel the sweet potato and dice it into 1 inch cubes.

Add the sweet potato cubes in a medium sauce pan and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a boil.

cubed sweet potatoes cooking in a pan

Reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until very tender.

Drain the water off of the potatoes and cool slightly.

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Place potatoes in the bowl of a stand mixer, or medium bowl. Click for a stand mixer.

Add the brown sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla.

cubed sweet potatoes, brown sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla in a bowl

Mix until the potatoes are mashed and the mixture is well combined.

sweet potato mixture mashed in a bowl

Fold in 1 tablespoon of the chopped pecans.

pecans folded in to mashed sweet potatoes

Coat an 18.6 oz oven safe baking dish with cooking spray. Click for an 18.6 oz oven safe baking dish.

Scoop the potato mixture into the dish in an even layer and spread out to flatten the top.

mashed sweet potato mixture pressed into a baking dish

Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of chopped pecans.

pecans sprinkled on top of sweet potato casserole

Top with the mini marshmallows.

marshmallows on top of sweet potato casserole

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans and Marshmallows baked in a dish
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans and Marshmallows Recipe for Two

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Yield: 2 servings

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans and Marshmallows

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans and Marshmallows

This classic sweet potato casserole with pecans and marshmallows is light, fluffy, and has just the right amount of sweetness.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 3 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter (softened)
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped pecans (divided)
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).
  2. Peel the sweet potato and cut into 1 inch cubes.
  3. Place the sweet potato cubes in a medium sauce pan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until very tender.
  5. Drain the potatoes and cool slightly.
  6. Place potatoes in the bowl of a stand mixer, or medium bowl. Click here for a stand mixer.
  7. Add the brown sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla and mix until mashed and well combined.
  8. Fold in 1 tablespoon chopped pecans.
  9. Coat an 18.6 oz oven safe baking dish with cooking spray. Click here for an 18.6 oz oven safe baking dish.
  10. Scoop the potato mixture into the dish in an even layer.
  11. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon chopped pecans.
  12. Top with marshmallows and bake for 15 minutes or until golden.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223 Total Fat: 7.3g Saturated Fat: 3.8g Cholesterol: 15mg Sodium: 374mg Carbohydrates: 38.2g Fiber: 3.2g Sugar: 23.3g Protein: 2.1g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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