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Sweet Potato Pineapple Casserole With Marshmallows

Sweet potato pineapple casserole with marshmallows is the perfect easy side dish to serve with roasted turkey, chicken, roast beef or ham.

This recipe is easy to make with mashed sweet potatoes, canned pineapple and marshmallows. A scoop of this recipe adds the perfect sweetness to all your favorite holiday recipes.

Sweet potato pineapple casserole with marshmallows with kitchen towel  and forks beside.

An Easy Side Dish Recipe With Sweet Potatoes

  • This is an easy side dish to feed a large crowd.
  • It compliments roasted turkey, roasted chicken or ham beautifully.
  • A can of crushed pineapple is mixed in with the sweet potatoes for extra texture and flavor.
  • The marshmallows will melt as they’re baked, dissolving sweetness into the mashed sweet potatoes. All that’s left are these beautiful golden ends on the surface.
  • This recipe can be made in advance and heated in the oven shortly before serving.
  • Leftovers can be made into a shepherd’s pie or inside a turkey leftovers casserole.
Recipe ingredients on counter including sweet potatoes, can of crushed pineapple, bowl of marshmallows, salt, butter and pineapple juice.

Recipe Ingredients

SWEET POTATOES: Cooked sweet potatoes are mashed together with butter, salt and pineapple juice.

PINEAPPLE: A can of crushed pineapple and the juice are used for this recipe. Pineapple can be skipped and orange juice can be used instead.

MARSHMALLOWS: 10 regular-sized marshmallows are sliced in half and placed on top of the casserole. Mini marshmallows will work too!

Four images together. First is pot of chopped sweet potato with water. Second is white bowl with mashed sweet potato and hand mixer. Third is mashed sweet potato spread into white casserole dish and chunks of butter on top. Four has marshmallows on to of casserole dish recipe.

How To Make Sweet Potato Pineapple Casserole

  1. Peel and chop sweet potatoes. Boil in water until soft and tender. Drain the water.
  2. Add butter, salt and pineapple juice according to the full recipe instructions below.
  3. Mash with a hand mixer. Stir in crushed pineapple.
  4. Spread into a casserole dish. Dot with butter, then marshmallows.
  5. Bake until marshmallow tops are golden brown.

Leftovers

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. This recipe also freezes well. I prefer to add to portion-sized silicone containers to freeze for later.

Side angle of sweet potato marshmallow casserole in a white dish.

Recipe Tips

  • Prep the mashed sweet potato the day before to help save time.
  • Drain as much crushed pineapple juice as possible from the can before adding to the sweet potato. Save the juice for the recipe.
  • Keep an eye on the recipe to see when marshmallows are starting to turn golden brown. The edges of the sweet potato may start to crisp as well.
  • If making a large meal, this whole recipe can be prepped in advance, stored in the fridge, then cooked right before you plan to serve.
  • Serve this recipe with roasted turkey, ham, roast beef or roasted chicken.
  • Leftovers can be added to turkey leftover casserole, shepherd’s pie, or stored in the freezer for a future dinner.
Scoop taken out of sweet potato recipe in a large white casserole dish with a large silver serving spoon. Golden brown marshmallows are on top.

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Sweet Potato Pineapple Casserole with Marshmallows

Sweet potato pineapple casserole with marshmallows is the perfect easy side dish to serve with roasted turkey, chicken or ham.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Drain the canned crushed pineapple, keeping ¼ cup of juice for the recipe.
    Bowl of pineapple juice and can of crushed pineapple.
  • Wash then peel the sweet potato with a vegetable peeler. Chop into small pieces.
    Chopped sweet potato on cutting board with knife, vegetable peeler and potato scraps.
  • Add sweet potato to a bowl. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce to let simmer until sweet potatoes are tender. Drain the water.
    Chopped sweet potato with water in a pot. Drained cooked sweet potato in a strainer.
  • Add 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes to a bowl with 3 Tbsp butter, salt, and ¼ cup pineapple juice. Mash with a hand mixer or potato masher until smooth with no lumps.
    Cooked chunks of sweet potato in a white bowl with butter. Mashed sweet potato in white bowl with a hand mixer.
  • Stir in the drained crushed pineapple.
    Two images of a white bowl: first with mashed sweet potato and crushed pineapple. Second with ingredients mixed together and a spatula.
  • Pour into a casserole dish and spread smoothly with a spatula. Dot the 1 Tbsp worth of butter on top.
    Two images of casserole dish with mashed sweet potato. First with a spatula, second with chunks of butter on top.
  • Cut 10 marshmallows in half.
    Marshmallows and scissors.
  • Place marshmallows on top of sweet potato. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until marshmallows have turned golden brown. Let cool 10 minutes, serve and enjoy!
    Two images of a white casserole dish: first with uncooked sweet potato and marshmallows on top. Second with cooked recipe and golden melted marshmallows.

Recipe Notes:

  • Pineapple juice can be replaced with orange juice or milk.
  • Prep the mashed sweet potato the day before to help save time.
  • Drain as much crushed pineapple juice as possible from the can before adding to the sweet potato. Save the juice for the recipe.
  • Keep an eye on the recipe to see when marshmallows are starting to turn golden brown. The edges of the sweet potato may start to crisp as well.
  • If making a large meal, this whole recipe can be prepped in advance, stored in the fridge, then cooked right before you plan to serve.
  • Serve this recipe with roasted turkey, ham, roast beef or roasted chicken.
  • Leftovers can be added to turkey leftover casserole, shepherd’s pie, or stored in the freezer for a future dinner.
Nutrition
Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3217IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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