Mom’s Sweet Potatoes

This recipe has been in our family for as long as we can remember.  Our grandma would make this every Thanksgiving.  Then our mom would make if for all of our family holiday get togethers.  These sweet potatoes are so easy to make and are absolutely amazing.  We love the marshmallow topping!

Serves: 10

Mom's Sweet Potatoes

Our family favorite sweet potatoes that make the perfect side dish for your holiday meal.

20 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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  • 4 pounds of yellow sweet potatoes (about 5 to 6)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1/4 cup karo syrup (divided)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (divided)
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag of miniature marshmallows


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Boil sweet potatoes for about 20-30 minutes until fork tender. Let cool.
  3. Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with non stick cooking spray.
  4. After the sweet potatoes are cool, slice into 1 inch spears. Lay half of them in the pan.
  5. Cut up 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter into small pieces and spread all over the sliced sweet potatoes.
  6. Then drizzle 1/8 cup of karo syrup over all of the sweet potatoes. Then sprinkle 1/4 cup of brown sugar over the top.
  7. Repeat layers - add more sweet potatoes, then top with the rest of the butter, karo syrup, and brown sugar.
  8. Cook in oven until heated through and butter is melted. About 30 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and cover the top with marshmallows. Return to oven cook until marshmallows are golden brown.
  10. (This can also be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge. Cook until heated through and then add marshmallows.)
Recipe Type: Side Dish


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