Dessert: Candied Sweet Potatoes

Servings: 6-8 servings

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons non-hydrogenated margarine or butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice or cloves (optional)
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

Directions for Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F. 
  2. Place the sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 20 minutes or until tender. 
  3. Drain in a pasta strainer. Let sit in the strainer for a few minutes to cool.
  4. Dump the strained sweet potatoes back into the pot.
  5. Mash the sweet potatoes until smooth. Stir in the rest of the ingredients except the marshmallows.
  6. Place the sweet potatoes into a greased casserole dish.
  7. Spread miniature marshmallows in an even layer over the sweet potato mixture.
  8. Bake in the oven until marshmallows just begin to brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

Simple but delicious side dish perfect for a holiday family gathering. To lower the carbohydrate content of this meal, replace the marshmallows with chopped pecans or walnuts.

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