Marshmallow Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: tender baked sweet potatoes are stuffed with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and marshmallows to create a tasty southern side dish.

Sweet Potatoes are my favorite vegetable. EVER. No seriously, ever.

I have yet to find a single way that I will not eat them. Sweet, savory or just plain — I’m in.

However, once you take it to the next level and stuff delicious things inside of a sweet potato, I’m a goner.

This is one of our favorite easy side dishes with a southern flare for nights we are grilling steaks or for a fun sweet potato spin on Thanksgiving!

If you are looking for more Thanksgiving recipes, make sure and and also check out my other family favorite Thanksgiving recipes: Best Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato PieCorn CasseroleSweet Potato CasseroleCranberry Relish and Fried Apples!

These Marshmallow Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are very easy to make with very little work from you, plus everyone who has tried them, loves them!

Baked Sweet Potato sliced in half.

Marshmallow Stuffed Sweet Potato Fillings

I keep these stuffed sweet potatoes incredibly straight forward and simple.

Butter, mini marshmallows, brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans. You probably already have all of these ingredients in your pantry!

If you have ever been, they are very similar to the loaded sweet potatoes you can get at Texas Roadhouse.

However, I added roasted pecans. The crunch adds a little something extra to them, but is not necessary if you don’t like nuts.

If you don’t have some good pecans on hand, you can also use walnuts in their place.

Baked sweet potato stuffed with pulled pork and drizzled with bbq sauce.

Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipes

This isn’t my first stuffed sweet potato recipe, I also have an amazing savory version for Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

And if you love buffalo chicken, you are going to really love these Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

There are also so many other great things you can do with sweet potatoes, like make a gorgeous Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Bundt Cake or make Sweet Potato Cookies.

Or, you can make my absolute favorite casserole in the whole world, my Mama’s Sweet Potato Casserole.

Baked sweet potato split down the middle and filled with toasted marshmallows.

Check out the quick recipe video to see how truly easy this recipe for Marshmallow Stuffed Sweet Potatoes really is!

You can also cook your sweet potatoes in an instant pot if that’s easier! Just toast the filling in the oven the same way.

I hope you and your family enjoy this fun side dish as much as we do! Please leave a comment below with how they turn out for you!

Baked sweet potatoes stuffed with marshmallows, pecans, butter and cinnamon.
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Yield: 4 stuffed potatoes

Marshmallow Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: tender baked sweet potatoes are stuffed with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and marshmallows to create a tasty southern side dish.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes


  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons butter, sliced
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Wrap sweet potatoes with foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, or until soft when squeezed.
  • Remove sweet potatoes from oven, but leave oven on. Take sweet potatoes out of foil and return to baking sheet. Slice the center of the potato and press on the sides to create an opening.
  • Stuff each potato with sliced butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and marshmallows (in that exact order).
  • Return to oven for 5 minutes, or until marshmallows are lightly browned. Serve immediately!



Serving: 1sweet potato, Calories: 350kcal, Carbohydrates: 73g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 67mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 46g


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  1. Jill

    I saw this was on your vegetarian page. Please know that marshmallows are made with gelatin, which is from animal bone. If you want it truly vegetarian, you will have to buy gelatin-free marshmallows. Otherwise, your recipe looks great!! Yum!

  2. The Busy Cook's Kitchen

    I had leftover roasted sweet potatoes I needed to use. My husband loves marshmallow topped casserole but I’m not a fan, and I was tired. This seemed like the perfect shortcut. I split them, warmed them up, and followed the recipe from there. He got marshmallows on his, I skipped them on mine. Deeeelish!! And easy peasy! I’m always looking for the quick fix in the kitchen. I’ll be posting this on my fb cooking page, with a link to your recipe. Ty!!!

  3. Shirley

    I’ll have this tonight with a small pork chop. Sounds so good. This would be good with a piece of baked Butternut or Acorn squash.

  4. Ann g

    Where can I get sugar free marshmallows
    Can handle all the other sugar but being diabetic marshmallows I can’t substitute 

  5. Jenn at Peas and Crayons

    Jessica these look phenomenal!!! I can’t wait to make them next time we do a big family spread for dinner — def on the must-try list!

  6. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama

    Wowzers! This totally reminds me of the sweet potato casserole we serve at Thanksgiving. :) Looks amazing!

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