Sweet potato casserole is a staple at most Thanksgiving tables. Add some marshmallow creme and it’s closer to a yummy dessert.Jump to Recipe
Every Thanksgiving my grandpa is in charge of the sweet potato casserole. We call it a side dish, but really it’s more like a dessert. Yes, it’s sweet potatoes, but we top it with marshmallow creme and brown sugar. So it’s a bit of your starch/veggies and dessert.
Of course, if you don’t want the marshmallow creme, you can skip that. Then you would basically be making candied yams. In my opinion, though, the marshmallow is what makes this so delicious.
Most of the time, grandpa put the marshmallow creme on top as-is. When I make it, I like to put it under the broiler to brown the marshmallow on the sweet potatoes just a bit.
Grandpa’s Sweet Potato Casserole Step by Step
- 4 tbsp butter, softened
- 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 jar marshmallow creme
Preheat the oven to 350F.
In a 9×13 baking dish, spread out 2 tbsp of butter.
Spread the potatoes on top of the butter.
Add the brown sugar, then top with the remaining butter.
Bake for 1 hour.
Top with marshmallow creme while still warm.
Place under the broiler for a few minutes to brown the marshmallow creme, if desired.
Grandpa’s Sweet Potato Casserole Leftovers
Any leftover sweet potato casserole can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. We like to reheat it in the oven so they don’t get soggy.
Originally Published On: September 5, 2022
Sweet Potato Casserole
- 4 tbsp butter (softened)
- 4 large sweet potatoes (peeled and sliced)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 7 oz marshmallow creme
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In a 9×13 baking dish, spread out 2 tbsp of butter
- Spread the potatoes on top of the butter
- Add the brown sugar, then top with the remaining butter
- Bake for 1 hour
- Top with marshmallow creme while still warm
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.