Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Marshmallows


Grace Parisi mashes sweet potatoes with deeply flavorful grade B maple syrup and butter before stuffing them back into their skins and baking a second time.

Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
12 servings

This is a clever version of candied sweet potatoes with marshmallows, one of Resy co-founder Gary Vaynerchuk's favorite Thanksgiving dishes.


  • 9 sweet potatoes (about 12 ounces each)

  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons

  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, preferably grade B

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Kosher salt

  • Cayenne pepper

  • 3 cups mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and set a sheet of foil on the bottom. Rub the sweet potatoes with the oil and prick each one all over with a fork five or six times. Roast the potatoes directly on the oven rack for about 1 hour, until tender. Let cool slightly.

  2. Split each sweet potato lengthwise and carefully scrape the flesh into a large saucepan. Transfer 12 of the potato skin halves to a baking sheet (discard the remaining six skin halves). Using a whisk, mash and whip the sweet potatoes over moderate heat until slightly dry, about 5 minutes. Add the butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Season the mixture with salt and cayenne, whisking until it is smooth and hot.

  3. Spoon the sweet potatoes into the 12 skins. Press the mini marshmallows onto the mashed sweet potatoes. Bake the potatoes in the center of the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until heated through. Turn on the broiler and broil for about 1 minute, until the mini marshmallows are toasted. Alternatively, brown the marshmallows using a kitchen blowtorch. Serve the twice-baked potatoes right away.

    Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Marshmellows
    © David Malosh

Make ahead

The filled potatoes can be covered and refrigerated overnight. Return to room temperature and top with marshmallows just before heating.

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