Easter Sweet Potato Casserole

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Easter Sweet Potato Casserole is one of my favorite side dishes to serve. Creamy sweet potatoes topped with colorful mini marshmallows! 

sweet potato casserole

There is something about Easter that has me thinking, cooking, and creating with light pastel colors.  It may even be my sudden burst of spring fever that is usually setting in at this time of year.  

Easter Sweet Potato Casserole

I host an Easter dinner every year and really try to find ways to completely embrace the holiday.  It is one of my favorite holidays of the year which is why I host it every year. 

Traditional Sweet Potato Side Dish

This Sweet Potato Casserole was a big part of my childhood holiday celebrations.  After my mom passed away, many years ago, I nearly forgot about how much I loved it.  It was not a dish I was regularly making and decided one holiday to give it a try. Well, it was love at first bite and it has been making an appearance almost every holiday dinner since. 

easter sweet potato casserole

I bought a bunch of these adorable Jet-Puffed Fun Mallows for some other Easter projects and then it dawned on me that this would make the cutest Easter Sweet Potato Casserole.

Can I Use Canned Sweet Potatoes

If you want to skip the cooking of sweet potatoes on the stove, you can reach for the canned. Just note it will change the flavor of the dish slightly. 

We tend to prefer fresh sweet potatoes but feel free to do whatever you prefer. 

But if you use canned, drain off the juice, then go right into mashing and follow the steps in the printable recipe card. 

Can I Double Recipe

Of course! Just use a larger baking dish or if you don’t have one do two smaller baking dishes. This sweet potato casserole is so easy and very versatile. 

Depending on how many people we have over sometimes I make 2 larger containers of it to serve everyone. 

Can I Use Regular Mini Marshmallows

Yes! If you don’t have the colored mini marshmallows feel free to opt for regular ones. I find the rainbow marshmallows add a nice flavor to your sweet potato side dish. 

But regular works just as well. You can even sprinkle a few nuts on if you prefer the traditional crunch that comes with this casserole. 

Can I Make Sweet Potato Casserole in Advance

If you want to work on prepping ahead for Easter what I suggest is making the mash and placing in a pan and storing it in the fridge. 

Then right before you want to bake, uncover and once warmed, top with marshmallows to toast them. . Put in the oven and cook that way. I just semi-prep it so all I have to do is reheat in the oven. 

I leave marshmallows off so they don’t get soggy. This method seems to work best for prepping sweet potato casserole. 

easter sweet potato casserole

How to Store Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole

You can place any leftovers you might have in an airtight container in the fridge. It will store anywhere from 3-5 days. 

Eat leftovers cold or opt to warm them up in the microwave for a quick reheat. Or do the oven if you want to serve up multiple people. 

Sweet Potato Side Dish

Kids and adults will love the flavor and look of this colorful and fun side dish. And if you are a lover of sweet potatoes, make it all year round if you want! I just traditionally ate it for Easter growing up. 

Let me know how you like this version of sweet potato marshmallow casserole! I can already taste it now! 

Watch this video for no-fail results:

Easter Sweet Potato Casserole

Easter Sweet Potato Casserole

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Easter Sweet Potato Casserole is one of my favorite side dishes to serve. Creamy sweet potatoes topped with colorful mini marshmallows!


  • 2 1/2 Pounds Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into smaller pieces to boil
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Softened Butter
  • 1/2 TSP Vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups Fun Mallows Marshmallows


  1. Boil sweet potatoes until very fork tender. Should take about 15 minutes. Drain & cool slightly.
  2. Place potatoes into a large bowl. Add brown sugar, butter and vanilla extract. Mash with a potato masher.
  3. Once mashed, pour your mixture into a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Smooth to an even surface.
  4. Pour marshmallows over the top and spread out evenly.
  5. Bake in preheated to 375 degree oven for 25 minutes or until marshmallows are just getting browned.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 112mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 5gSugar: 34gProtein: 3g

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