Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - The Southern Lady Cooks

These Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are so easy to make and a wonderful addition to any holiday menu. These are perfect for a small gathering and everyone will get their own potato stuffed with delicious brown sugar, cinnamon and marshmallows. Much easier than making up a sweet potato casserole and you can make the sweet potato earlier in the morning, set aside in a warmer and then add the toppings right before you eat.

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes ingredients needed:

Sweet potatoes


Brown Sugar


Mini Marshmallows

Pecans (optional)

These potatoes are super versatile as you can add any topping you enjoy. You can add maple syrup, honey, extra butter and can leave out the marshmallows. We love these because they are so easy to make and really no clean up! Win win!

“This is absolutely genius! I made these for our early Thanksgiving friend’s celebration and everyone loved them! Thank you for always sharing your wonderful recipes.”- Sandra

If you want to make a traditional sweet potato casserole you can’t go wrong this one. We love this review of our sweet potato casserole:

“Sweet potatoes are the best part of holiday meals for my family. I’ve been making the same sweet potato recipe for years. .sliced in half and baked in a syrup with marshmallows on top. Saw this and tried it for the first time on Turkey Day. My family was not happy with my idea of trying this recipe instead. However, they are now converts and have insisted this casserole be our new, official holiday sweet potato recipe. .and I agree with them 100%! It is phenomenal!” – Lori

Full recipe in recipe card below.

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes- The Southern Lady Cooks

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Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Delicious sweet potatoes
Cook Time1 hr
10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 4-6 slices of butter
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 2 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup of pecans optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans and set aside. Wash potatoes and prick skin with a fork. Cook for one hour or until done, depending on the size of your potatoes.
  • Once done, remove and slice the center and open enough to get ingredients into the potato. Add a pat of butter and tablespoon of the mixture and then top with marshmallows.
  • Turn on broiler and put back in oven. Broil until marshmallows have browned on top. Don't walk away from oven. Serve immediately

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