Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

I grew up eating sweet potatoes cooked this way. Granny knew it was my favorite and she always served them when I was visiting her. I leave out the nutmeg (personal preference).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes and salt in a large pot.
  2. Add water to cover; bring to a boil; boil for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.
  3. Let potatoes cool until you can handle them; peel and cut into chunks.
  4. Place potatoes, butter, half-and-half, cinnamon, nutmeg (if using), vanilla, and sugar in a large bowl.
  5. Beat using an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  6. Spoon potato mixture into a lightly greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
  7. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
  8. Top with marshmallows; bake 15 more minutes or until golden.
Most Helpful

These were a hit at Thanksgiving and super easy to make! You can prepare them the day before, top with marshmallows and reheat in the oven day of. I substituted 2 Tbs. of brown sugar for the nutmeg.

amquaintance November 23, 2007

So good. My boys that range in ages 8 to 2 loved it. Great as a leftover, too, with a bit of butter on top.

Ktnwells November 27, 2006