Posted by / Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Baked Sweet Potato With Marshmallows

You know I advocate eating seasonally here on the blog and we try to stay with and use as many minimally processed foods as we can. Well, not when marshmallows are in season! You did know it is marshmallow season, right? 

This really is going to be one of those simple post that just had to be done right here before Thanksgiving.

We start out with two rinsed and scrubbed sweet potatoes wrapped in foil. Bake them in a 400 degree oven, turning once halfway through the cooking time, about 40-45 minutes.

Remove them from the oven and carefully slice then split them to open.

Add some pats of butter and a generous handful (or two) of marshmallows, then return to the oven under the broiler for a couple of minutes — watching closely as not to burn the marshmallows. 

Remove and serve immediately!

Who else is down with marshmallow season and do you incorporate this ingredient into anything on your table during Thanksgiving?

E.A.T. local E.A.T. well (and every once in a while put a marshmallow on it)


  1. you should try making mallows! There is NOTHING like a fresh made marshmallow! Alton Brown has a solid recipe out there

  2. yummm, such a delicious classic! I adore sweet potatoes

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

  3. love love love sweet potatoes, if I made them like this my husband might actually eat one

  4. These looks so simple and cute. I love it!

    I don't think marshmallows ever go out of season. ;)

  5. Marshmallow season, hahaha! I'm totally using that.

    1. Hehehe....getting a little kooky in the E.A.T. kitchen!

  6. I agree, with Brittany, do marshmallows go out of season? I keep having well meaning friends tell me that I should try making my own and one of these days I might just get around to it, but I'd hate to mess with one of our favorite junk food treats.

    My husband's grandmother made a mean sweet potato casserole that was more marshmallow than it was sweet potato. She balanced out the sweetness with lots of pecans. Good stuff.

    1. Becky that sounds delicious! Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. Your question makes me think of this Canadian Thanks Giving post...


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An avid home cook, I believe in using simple ingredients, local when possible and am inspired by the principles of supporting a sustainable food system. I’ve cultivated this blog as a way to share my passion for the preparation and enjoyment of food in a way that everyone from beginners to long time foodies can get involved in.



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