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Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Topping


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Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Topping

The combination of sweet potato and marshmallow makes for a nice balance of sweetness without being overly so. But if you love a super sweet casserole add 1/3 cup brown sugar to the mashed sweet potato mixture.


  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 45 min


8 Servings


  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (4 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 4 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag marshmallows


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Cover potatoes with water in a medium pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain well and return to the pot. Add margarine, egg, vanilla and salt and mash with a fork or potato masher until slightly chunky. Stir in pecans.

Transfer to a greased 9-inch square baking dish and smooth top. Cover with marshmallows and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

From the Joy of Kosher Cookbook, order your copy for 199 more recipes.

About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




20 Responses to Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Topping

  1. avatar says: Susan

    I love the recipe but is there a cheat recipe with use of the jar of whipped marshmallows?

    • I much prefer it this way. I think the jar would be way too sticky and sweet.

  2. avatar says: eelll

    We have sweet potatoes as a holiday sidedish. Will have try this receipe.

  3. avatar says: joany

    This looks delicious. I would love to give it a try.

  4. avatar says: imergoot

    I wondered about the marshmallow whip also as the Kosher marshmallows don’t always melt well. I bought both the whip and the regular marshmallows. Don’t know which to use. I also add 1/2 can of pumpkin pie filling to my mashed sweet potatoes. Love the spices and then fill mini pie shells with the left over pie filling. The little kids love having their own pies.

  5. avatar says: sherylk

    Just made this and I used kosher marshmallows. It looks perfect and smells delicious. Hope it is good tomorrow!

  6. I have good luck with the kosher marshmallows – Paskesz is a great brand http://www.paskesz.com/marshmallow.html

  7. Perhaps a bit too sweet, maybe it’s just us. We made this half marshmallow, half not for Thanksgiving because my husband didn’t want marshmallows. We ended up eating all of his half and barely any of the side with marshmallows. It tasted more like dessert than a side dish.

    • I like it both ways but it is considerably sweeter with the marshmallows! Glad you enJOYed it without.

  8. avatar says: rabbichef

    Is the marshmallow whip truly parve? I’m looking for non-gelatin marshmallow here in Orlando. Any thoughts on making sure they melt?

  9. avatar says: OrahD

    My father requested a marshmallow-topped sweet potato dish (a la his childhood) last Thanksgiving, and this made his day! I’ve given this recipe out a bunch of times since then, and everyone loves it! My potatoes are actually simmering for our family’s Thanksgivukah dinner as I type this. Thanks for the new family tradition!!

    • OH THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for writing this!!!! So happy you all love it so much! Happy Turkey Day! and say “HI” to your dad from me.

  10. avatar says: joyous

    made this today and it was amazing but I didn’t use the kosher salt

    • GREAT! Thanks so much for commenting and also the note about omitting the salt.

  11. avatar says: Leomi

    the recipe looks terrific but we have to deal with nut allergy. Can this be tasty without the nuts?

    • Yes for sure! The nuts add crunch and texture but are totally optional in fact my family prefers this smooth without the nuts! (I was out voted :-)

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