Sweet potatoes with marshmallows

    50 min

    In this traditional American Thanksgiving recipe, sweet potatoes become even sweeter with a topping of baked marshmallows.


    Sofala, Mozambique
    18 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 700g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 2 tablespoons honey or brown soft sugar
    • 1 egg, well beaten
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • marshmallows (enough to cover the top of a casserole dish)
    • 2 tablespoons butter

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place sweet potatoes in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and mash.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    3. Beat together with an electric mixer the melted butter, honey, mashed sweet potatoes, egg and salt.
    4. When mixture is smooth, transfer to a greased casserole dish.
    5. Dot with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and top with the marshmallows.
    6. Bake until the tops of the marshmallows are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately!


    For autumn flavours, add nutmeg and/or cinnamon :)

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    Absolutely loved this .served with pork  -  23 Apr 2015