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Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole with Roasted Marshmallows

Sweet, bourbon-y, hinted throughout with vanilla, and SO. GOOD. This Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole with Roasted Marshmallows is the ultimate side for your holiday dinners!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Traci


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup butter
  • 6 Tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 12 large [marshmallows]


  • Boil sweet potato chunks for 40 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Return pot to the stove.
  • Over a low heat, melt the butter.
  • Using a ricer, mash the sweet potatoes into the pot. Mix together.
  • Add sugar, bourbon, vanilla, nutmeg, and salt. Mix together.
  • Grease a medium sized casserole, add sweet potatoes.
  • Place in a 350 degree oven and cook for ten minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and add marshmallows on top.
  • Place back into oven until marshmallows are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve.


  • Feeling adventurous? You can use Homemade Marshmallows instead of store-bought!
  • You can use vegan butter and vegan marshmallows to make this casserole vegan.
Expert tips:
  • Depending on the sweetness of your sweet potatoes, you may need to adjust the amount of sugar and nutmeg you add. Always taste before baking!
  • Feel free to add as many or as few marshmallows as you like.
  • This casserole actually stores and freezes really well. Just don't add the marshmallows until you're ready to bake!
  • This recipe is gluten free, especially if you use homemade marshmallows!


Serving: 1/2 cup | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 114mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g