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Sweet Potato Mash

mashed sweet potatoes, with or without marshmallows. One of the classic Thanksgiving side dishes, and it makes a great dessert too! This recipe may be halved for smaller groups.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: side dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: marshmallows, mashed sweet potatoes, sweet potato casserole, sweet potato mash
Servings: 10 -12
Calories: 169kcal


  • 6 cups mashed sweet potatoes or 40 oz of canned yams, mashed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows up to 3 cups, if desired


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray or grease a 11 x 7-inch baking dish.
  • Mash sweet potatoes in a large bowl
  • Add the pecans, brown sugar and maple syrup. Stir well to combine.
  • Spread mixture in the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Top with mini marshmallows and return to oven for 5-10 minutes or until marshmallows begin to toast.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 11321IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg