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old fashioned candied sweet potatoes topped with marshmallow and pecan on a plate with a fork

Old Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes

Krista Stechman
Sweet potatoes roasted with brown sugar, butter, pecans and warm spices then topped with gooey marshmallow
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine american
Servings 8 people
Calories 310 kcal


  • oven
  • peeler


Sweet Potato Mix

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled, cut into 1/4 circles
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • tsp cinnamon
  • tsp cloves ground
  • ½ cup pecans rough chop
  • 7 tbsp unsalted butter 1 inch cubes


  • 1 cup marshmallows optional


Prepping the Sweet Potatoes

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Peel and slice the sweet potatoes then layer them into a 10x7 baking dish
  • Top sweet potatoes with brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, cloves and pecan. Toss to coat
  • Dot sweet potato mix with cubes of butter
  • Bake 35-45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes

Top with Marshmallows

  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven, top with marshmallows if using and bake another 5 minutes until marshmallows are puffed and slightly brown
    a dish of candied sweet potatoes topped with marshmallow and a serving of it on a plate with pecans
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 293mgPotassium: 430mgFiber: 4gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 16398IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
Keyword candied sweet potato, christmas, holiday sides, sweet potato, thanksgiving
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