sweet potato casserole
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Ryan's Sweet Potato Casserole

This traditional sweet potato casserole is loaded with sweet holiday goodness. The perfect side for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Casseroles, Holiday, Sweet Potatoes, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Dinner, Thanksgiving Recipes
Category: Casseroles
Cooking Method: Bake
Difficulty: Not Too Tricky
Development Status: Finished
Servings: 10
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Valerie Cooper


for the Sweet Potatoes

  • 4 cups sweet potatoes peeled, boiled, and mashed
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar packed
  • 5 tbsps salted butter melted
  • 1 ½ tsps ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped
  • ½ cup crushed pineapple 8 oz can, in 100% pineapple juice

for the Marshmallow Topping

  • 1 pkg miniature marshmallows 10 oz, I prefer Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries 10 oz, drained


  • Preheat oven to 375° F.

make the Sweet Potatoes

  • Mix all ingredients together and place in a baking dish.
  • Bake 20-30 min.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.

make the Marshmallow Topping

  • Let casserole cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once cooled, cover the top of the casserole with a layer of marshmallows and then add cherries throughout.
  • Turn oven to a low broil.
  • Place baking dish back in the oven and broil for approximately 3-5 min.
  • Don’t stop watching it at this point! A little distraction and the marshmallows will burn!
  • As soon as the marshmallows start turning brown take it out of the oven and enjoy!!


Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 7940IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg