Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

No Thanksgiving is complete in my family without some overly sweet dessert-like sweet potatoes! This recipe is sure to delight everyone from the youngest to the oldest. The combination of brown sugar, butter, cloves, and ginger gives the sweet potatoes an almost decadent flavor. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is very sweet. Weight is medium. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Emotional response of a delicious holiday dessert. Best categorized as traditional American.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Holiday, Side Dish, Thanksgiving
Cuisine: American
Keyword: marshmellows, recipes, sweet potato casserole, sweet potatoes, Thanksgiving
Servings: 6 people
Author: Chef Ryan Callahan
Cost: $10


  • potato peeler
  • large casserole baking dish
  • Cutting board
  • Chef's knife



  • 3 lbs. sweet potatoes peeled and cut evenly into quarters
  • ½ c. butter or margarine
  • 1 package marshmallows small marshmallows

Flavor Balancers:

  • Kosher salt
  • brown sugar


  • ½ tsp. ginger ground
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. cloves


  • Mix butter and peeled, cut sweet potatoes thoroughly in a casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees F until sweet potatoes are fork tender, about 45-60 minutes. Remove from oven. Mash sweet potatoes thoroughly. Mix in brown sugar, honey, vanilla, ginger, and cloves. Smooth mashed sweet potatoes into pan. Thoroughly top with marshmallows. Return to oven until marshmallows are lightly golden brown.


Roasting the sweet potatoes as opposed to boiling them adds a wonderful roasted quality to the dish that you can only get by roasting the sweet potatoes. The key here is to keep tossing the sweet potatoes in the butter until they are fork tender and thoroughly browned.

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This recipe is taken from Cooking for Chemo …and After! By Chef Ryan Callahan -The Cancer Chef. For more cooking for chemotherapy recipes like this, you can pick up a copy on Amazon . Have specific questions? Email us at cookingforchemo@gmail.com

About the Author:

Chef Ryan Callahan is a 2x Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winning Chef. He is also the author of "Cooking for Chemo ...and After!" Chef Ryan acted as his mother's primary caregiver while she herself went through chemotherapy treatments. He has dedicated his life to helping cancer fighters navigate the difficulty that eating related side-effect present to the cancer fighter.