- Joy Bauer - https://joybauer.com -

Single-Serve Sweet Potato Casseroles

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 140
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 3 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol:5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 29 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3 g
  • Total Sugar: 11 g
    • Natural Sugar: 4 g
    • Added Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 510 mg

No crust, no problem. These single-serve casseroles are perfect for a relaxing weeknight dinner, yet special enough for entertaining around the holidays— just check out that ooey gooey marshmallow topping!

If you’d like to skip the step of making your own spice blend, simply use any pre-made pumpkin pie spice or dash of ground cinnamon instead. So delish!

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes 4 servings
  • • 2 sweet potatoes (about 10 ounces each)
  • • 4 teaspoons butter, at room temperature
  • • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • • 1 cup mini marshmallows

For sweet potato spice blend (makes ~1½ tablespoons):

  • • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • • ¼ teaspoon ground clove

Preheat the oven to 375˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Scrub the sweet potatoes and pat them dry with paper towels. Then prick each of them with a fork multiple times to create little holes for steam to escape. Add them to the baking sheet and bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until the potatoes are completely soft and the juices start to slightly drip onto the pan.

While the potatoes are baking, make the spice blend by stirring all the spice ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.

Once the potatoes are finished cooking, remove the pan from the oven and set the oven to broil.

Allow the pan to slightly cool on the counter and then discard the parchment paper underneath the potatoes on the baking sheet (this is an important step to ensure the paper doesn’t catch fire when you place the pan under the broiler to melt the marshmallows). 

Slice each sweet potato in half lengthwise. Then, using a fork, scrape and fluff the insides, being careful to leave the outside skin intact. Add a teaspoon of butter, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and ½ teaspoon of spice blend to each potato half and continue to carefully mix and mash until combined. Top each potato half with ¼ mini marshmallows and place the pan under the broiler for 30 to 60 seconds, or until the marshmallows are slightly browned and melted.

Nutrition for 1 serving (½ sweet potato with marshmallow topping).

Want more sweet potato? Try this Sweet Potato Casserole!