Homemade sweet potato casserole recipe with ooey gooey marshmallows, and a nice golden crumbly topping.
This holiday season, it’s all about sweet potato recipes. Why? Because I can never get enough sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Honey, I just love piling my plate with a nice healthy portion of sweet potato casserole. I swear I could eat a whole dish of it. In this post, I’m going to show you how I make my homemade sweet potato casserole. However, I will warn you- You’ll probably want to double this recipe during the holidays!
First things first. This is not a canned sweet potato casserole, I use freshly baked sweet potatoes for my recipe. I just like the taste of freshly baked sweet potatoes in my sweet potato casserole, but if you want to use canned you can! However, if you do use canned sweet potatoes make sure that you drain them.
I spice up the sweet potatoes with a little cinnamon, nutmeg, and a dash of clove. The casserole has a delicious layer of marshmallows, and it’s topped with a crumply topping made of flour, sugar, and butter.
This sweet potato cobbler can be served as a side dish during the holidays, or as a dessert. Try it out for yourself!
Try these recipes as well!
- Baked Candied Yams
- Slow Cooker Candied Yams
- Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe
- Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese
Watch me make my homemade sweet potato casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
- Sweet Potato Filling
- 2 lbs sweet potatoes
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 sticks of salted butter 4 tbsp, melted
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 ground clove
- 3 large eggs
- 6 tbsp salted butter cold
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
- * butter for greasing
- Wash & scrub the sweet potatoes thoroughly, then place them on a cookie sheet, and bake them on 350 F for about 35 minutes, or until tender.
- Once the sweet potatoes are done, scoop out the filling & place the filling into a large mixing bowl.
- Next add in the melted butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, maple syrup, milk, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground clove.
- Mix all the ingredients, then add in 3 large eggs.
- Mix everything until well incorporated then set to the side.
- Toss all the ingredients into a large bowl, and mix with a fork, until it's nice and crumbly.
- Build the casserole
- Butter up a 9x13 bake dish, then pour in the sweet potato filling.
- Toss the marshmallows on top of the sweet potato filling.
- Next, sprinkle the crumbly topping on top of the casserole.
- Leave the casserole uncovered, and bake in the oven on 350 F, for 45 minutes.
- Once done let the casserole sit for 10 minutes.
- Serve & enjoy!
I love sweet potatoes, and your’s is the best one I have seen in a while!
This is definitely a winner of a recipe! That crumbly topping is to die for! Pinned. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for coming by Mary!
Hi, Rosie. I made this last night and I just wanted to tell you that it was fantastic. My kids are now asking for this recipe along with your candied yams for the holidays. Plus, sweet potato pie. Talk about over load. We have tried many of your recipes and they have all turned out delicious. Thanks for sharing with us. Always looking forward to your next post.
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Hi Lala! I’m so glad that you liked the recipe! I just love sweet potato casserole! Please comment more often! It’s nice to hear from my viewers! XOXO
Your recipes are amazing ! I can not cook but fallowing your recipes made it so much easier for me. The videos are a big for me too –
I wanted to make the sweet potato casserole but I wanted to use canned sweet potatoes ( just because it would save time ) How many cans should I buy ?
Hi Tina, the amount of cans would depend on the sizes, and etc.
La Dale Johnson says
I don’t do marshmallows. Skipping them won’t mess up the recipe, correct?
Not at all. You will be fine skipping the marshmallows. LOL
Can this be prepared the night before? If so, should the dish be brought to room temperature before cooking?
Yes, and yes . XOXO
Hi Rosie, I came on here to find one of ur sweet potato pie recipes and…. change of plans lol TFS
LOL!!! Try them both hunny! XOXO
I came here to get this recipe and tried it, but my old recipe had pecans in it and my husband loved the pecans so the 2nd time I made this I put 1 cup of pecans chopped into the topping it was still great, I love it both ways.
Hi when making this Recipe I’m
Following all of the videos correctly I can’t get my topping to crumble it keeps getting smooth and kinda sticky
For best results follow he written recipes. The videos are edited, and used for a visual only.
I made this for Thanksgiving 2018 for the 1st time. I did not add the marshmallows or crumb topping, but it was absolutely delicious. I was nervous about the maple syrup, but it really enhanced the flavor. This will be my “Go To” sweet potato casserole recipe.
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Hi,love your recipes! I am traveling so need to make this sweet potato casserole couple days ahead. Ok to do this? Thanks.
I would make it the day of. The day before if anything. Not a few days in advance 🙁
This is the best sweet potato dish that I have ever eaten. We brought it to a Thanksgiving dinner party with very fussy eaters and it was just about gone. I couldn’t believe it.
brittany Janai pope says
How do I make the crumbly topping?
Renita Knox says
This is thr first recipe that I ever tried of yoirs. My husband loves sweet potato casserole and his Mom used to make it for him all of the time. She passed away before I was able to have her teach me to make it. He enjoyed it so much. Now I’m making it for him regularly. Thank you!
Hey Rosie! I have never tried sweet potato casserole with Marshmallows and crumble but ba-by…I will only make it this way from now on. I was afraid that the crumble wouldn’t get crunchy with the Marshmallows underneath but that is not true. The crumble with perfectly crunchy while the inside was fluffy and sweet! Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes.
Rhonda Paul says
Hi Rosie. Just curious if you can double this recipe or just make 2 separate ones? Thank you
Hi Rhonda! You can definitely double this recipe.
I couldn’t decide which sweet potato casserole recipe I wanted to use, so I went with yours because I knew you wouldn’t steer me wrong, lol. It was great and even better the next day. I did add chopped pecans to the topping mix which added a nice texture balance to the dish. I can’t wait to make this again!
Hi Larissa! Thanks so much for trying my recipe!