Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole

Thanksgiving is eight days away… For some of us, this is one of the most stressful times of the year. Between head counts, the turkey, sides, veggie trays, and pies, there’s a lot that has to get cooked. All at once. Only the most skilled home cooks are able to do this delicate dance successfully.

For many within our area, cooking Thanksgiving or specific items on a barbecue is a tradition that repeats year after year. Maybe this isn’t one of your traditions but if  you’re interested in trying something new, a marshmallow sweet potatoes this the perfect recipe to start with.

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole


5 large sweet potatoes (yams), pierced

1-1/2 sticks butter, softened

½ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

1 bag mini marshmallows


Start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open for about 5 minutes until the fire is established. Once the fire is lit, set the grill at 375 degrees F and close the lid and allow to preheat for 10 minutes.

Pierce the skin of the yams with a fork a few times. Place on a baking sheet or foil tin inside the Traeger and let roast for 50 minutes or until extremely softened. When soft peel the skin by hand and place in a deep baking dish.

With a stiff whisk whip together 1 stick butter, brown sugar, vanilla, salt and pepper. Smooth out the top layer and sprinkle with marshmallows.

Dot the rest of the butter over the top of the casserole.

Place back the Traeger for 15 minutes until warm and the marshmallows are golden.

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