Light and fluffy sweet potato casserole and no marshmallows needed! This recipe is perfect to serve at Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any time of year.
This recipe is super easy while still providing that flavor and texture only homemade can provide. And if you like your sweet potato casserole without the marshmallows, then this is the recipe for you!
I also make this recipe without nuts, but if you want to add a cup of pecans or other favorite nut, go right ahead.
Don’t forget to save or pin this recipe so you can find it the next time you want to make a homemade marshmallow free sweet potato casserole.
Make sure to allow your mashed sweet potatoes to cool before mixing in your other ingredients. This will prevent your eggs from scrambling when added.Sweet Potato Casserole Tip
How to Make Homemade Sweet Potato Casserole without using Marshmallows
While traditional sweet potato casseroles have a marshmallow topping, not everyone like marshmallow. So instead of forcing you to scrape it off, make this amazing marshmallow free recipe!
The flavor is sweet and savory and you get that classic sweet potato casserole texture. It’s an amazing tasting recipe that is super simple to make.
I love using fresh sweet potatoes for my casserole, but you can use canned sweet potatoes if you’re in a rush. When using canned, you can skip the boiling step and go straight to mashing them!Sweet Potato Tip
Another option: Classic sweet potato casserole
One of my favorite things about cooking from scratch, is just how easy it can be. And with this recipe, it’s incredibly easy to produce a deep and delicious flavor and texture.
I have a feeling that you’re going to be surprised at how good this sweet potato casserole is when so few ingredient are needed.
- Sweet Potatoes
- Brown Sugar
Sweet Potatoes: You can use canned or fresh sweet potatoes for your casserole. I tend to use fresh, especially when making it for the holidays, but there is nothing wrong with going with canned sweet potatoes. If using canned, simply skip the boiling step and go straight to mashing your sweet potatoes.
Spices: This is how we get that classic, cozy flavor. And after years of tweaking the spice ratio, the current spice combo is absolutely fantastic tasting. Nothing beats sweet potatoes with cinnamon and nutmeg!
Egg: Egg is used to bind our other ingredients. It’s important to lightly beat your egg before adding it to your other ingredients. And when boiling whole sweet potatoes, it’s important to let them cool for a bit before adding in your egg.
Milk: Milk helps give that light and fluffy texture to our sweet potato casserole. Start by mixing in a half a cup, and add more, up to three quarters of a cup total, if you want a lighter consistency.
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Simple Recipe Instructions
When it comes to side dishes, it’s important to me that they are simple since most of my attention will be on the main dish.
And this recipe is super easy to make, which makes it perfect for those busy holiday meal prep days.
All you need is a pot to boil your sweet potatoes (not needed if using canned sweet potatoes) and an 8×8 baking dish.
Step 1: Boil your sweet potatoes until soft (20-25 minutes). You can peel them first, but I like to keep the peel on.
Step 2: Preheat oven to 350 degrees when potatoes are almost done boiling.
Step 3: Mash sweet potatoes and then stir in the rest of your ingredients until well combined.
Note: Also stir in nuts if desired.
Step 4: Grease baking dish and pour mixture in.
Step 5: Bake 25-30 minutes.
Step 6: Serve warm and enjoy!
Sweet Potato Casserole (Without Marshmallows)
- 1 8×8 Baking Dish
- 1 Pot not needed if using canned sweet potatoes
- 2 lbs Sweet Potatoes boiled and mashed
- ¼ tsp Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp Nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- ½ Cup Brown Sugar firmly packed
- 1 Large Egg beaten
- 2 Tbs Butter
- ½-¾ Cup Milk
- Boil your sweet potatoes until soft (20-25 minutes). You can peel them first, but I like to keep the peel on.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees when potatoes are almost done boiling.
- Mash sweet potatoes and then stir in the rest of your ingredients until well combined.
- Note: Also stir in nuts if desired.
- Grease baking dish and pour mixture in.
- Bake 25-30 minutes.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
Homemade Sweet Potato Casserole No Marshmallow Recipe Notes
- For a satisfying crunch, add chopped pecans to your casserole.
- When adding your milk, start with half a cup and add more slowly if your mixture is too thin.
- Store your sweet potato casserole in the refrigerator, covered, for up to four days.