- Calories: 130
- Protein: 1 g
- Total Fat: 2.5 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
- Cholesterol:5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 28 g
- Dietary Fiber: 3 g
- Total Sugar: 11 g
- Natural Sugar: 4 g
- Added Sugar: 11 g
- Sodium: 310 mg
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!
Note that the recipe can easily be adjusted for one person up to a large crowd. Just scale the ingredients as needed. Smiles all around.
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- • 2 medium sweet potatoes
- • 4 teaspoons butter, at room temperature
- • Kosher salt for sprinkling
- • Ground cinnamon for sprinkling
- • 1 cup mini marshmallows
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. Alternatively, you can cook them in the microwave.
Once the potatoes are finished cooking, remove the pan from the oven and let them slightly cool on the counter. 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 back in the oven on a higher heat 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 melted butter along with a light sprinkling of salt and cinnamon to each potato half and continue to carefully mix and mash the flesh until combined. Top each potato half with about ¼ mini marshmallows (gently press them into the potato flesh to set) and place the pan back in the oven set on 450˚for 30 to 60 seconds, or until the marshmallows are slightly browned and softened.
Nutrition for 1 serving (½ sweet potato with marshmallow topping).
Want more sweet potato? Try this Sweet Potato Casserole!