Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

You are looking at one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes! As you know, I LOVE sweet potatoes and Thanksgiving is not quite Thanksgiving without sweet potatoes. 🙂 Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good sweet potato casserole, however, this is like the ultimate sweet potato casserole. Sweet potatoes are baked, filled with pecans and spices, then stuffed with marshmallows. Is your mouth watering yet? 😉 So I guess really you could call them a twice baked stuffed sweet potato. I know what side dish I will be serving this Thanksgiving, do you?

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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  • 6 large sweet potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, divided
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup toasted pecan pieces, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the pecans onto a baking sheet and place in preheated oven 5-7 minutes until fragrant. Shake the baking sheet halfway through baking so the nuts will toast evenly. Remove nuts from oven and set aside to cool completely. Turn the oven up to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wash the sweet potatoes, scrubbing them well to remove any dirt. With a fork, prick the sweet potatoes in a couple of spots and place them on a sheet pan. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center goes in easily. Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to handle but still very warm.
  3. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and push the ends towards the middle so it opens up. Scoop out flesh and place in medium bowl, being careful not to tear skin. Reserve skins.
  4. In a large bowl, mix 3tablespoons butter and brown sugar together until it’s crumbly-looking. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt, and half of the pecans. Divide mixture in half. Add half of the mixture to the sweet potato flesh and fold in completely. Add the filling back to the potato skins and place on baking sheet.
  5. To the remaining brown sugar mixture, add 3 tablespoons butter and flour. Mix until crumbly looking. Top sweet potatoes generously with the brown sugar mixture and marshmallows and return to the oven. Bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until the marshmallow topping is golden brown.

    Source: adapted from Tyler Florence

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    23 Responses to Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    1. Annie's Dish says:

      Wow, does this sound good! A sweet potato casserole is one of my favorite dishes. I might just be making this for thanksgiving!

    2. This looks delicious and is making me very excited for Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    3. ezsrecipes says:

      Ugh all these dishes with sweet potatoes are pretty much TORTURE! Because my husband hates them, loathes them detests them, I can’t make them. Sigh. But I can long for them. And hope maybe someone in my family makes them for Thanksgiving this year… 😉

    4. Alicia says:

      I looooove sweet potatoes with marshmallows. I love the idea of makeing them in little individual parcels like this. I’m sure I will try this beyond Thanksgiving.

    5. Doris says:

      Wow!! Every year for Thanksgiving I make this but like as a casserole, I am so trying this this year!! simply amazing!!

    6. Tessa says:

      I love this!! So adorable. I love me some sweet potato casserole too but I may have to try this recipe out.

    7. Wow that picture looks great! I am not a fan of stuffed sweet potatoes, I just like them plain but in the picture it looks good for sure 🙂

    8. Oh yay!! I am making these this weekend, great adaptation of a very traditional casserole, love the idea of serving the sweet potato stuffed, thanks so much.

    9. Carrie says:

      I love this twist on sweet potato casserole! I never thought of preparing it inside the individual potatoes. I could eat one for a nice main course with some veggies on the side!

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    13. Jennifer says:

      I plan to do this today…sort of like twice baked potatoes…yummy. Thanks

    14. Gini says:

      love sweet potatoes but I certainly will not wait for Thanksgiving! I will try these today. Thank you so much.

    15. Sania P. says:

      Honestly, I’ve never tried sweet potato and I’m looking forward for my first time trying it to this recipe.

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