Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Mashed sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and nuts is a traditional holiday dish for many.
About 8 servings SERVINGS


  • 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup thin cream


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish; set aside.
  • Boil sweet potatoes in a saucepan until tender; drain, cool and peel.
  • Mash potatoes, or cut them into 1/2-inch pieces, and spoon into prepared baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, mix together salt, flour and brown sugar. Sprinkle over potatoes in dish, and dot with butter. Cover with marshmallows and nuts, and pour cream over all.
  • Cover with foil, and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Remove foil for last 5 to 10 minutes.

Don’t over complicate the dishes at your Thanksgiving holiday this year. Use this and other recipes featured in our Thanksgiving Dinner Menu to simplify your main dish and sides.