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Red Hot Southern Sweet Potatoes

Yesterday, I told you about our non-turkey Thanksgiving dinner plans and promised to share a recipe for some fantastic sweet potatoes. We serve this almost every time we serve glazed ham. It’s a perfect combination!

sweet potato casserole

Red Hot Southern Sweet Potatoes

Nothing beats this combination of cinnamon and marshmallow topped sweet potatoes.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Side
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 575 kcal


  • 3 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled & cubed
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 1/4 cup red cinnamon candies
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 10 oz miniature marshmallows


  • Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan w/enough water to cover.
  • Bring to a boil & cook over med heat till tender (about 25 min).
  • Drain of all water & place in a large casserole dish.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a med bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar, red hot candies & water.
  • Pour over the sweet potatoes in the dish.
  • Bake for 1 hr till sweet potatoes are soft & the candies are melted.
  • After this, you may top w/marshmallows (if desired) & return the dish to the oven for 10 min to toast them.


Freezer friendly: After pouring the red hot mixture over the sweet potatoes, cover and place casserole in freezer. When ready to bake, thaw in the refrigerator before continuing directions.
Keyword freezer friendly

By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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