Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan and Marshmallow Streusel

Nothing beats a simple Sweet Potato Recipe and it’s healthy too!

sweet potatoes stuffed with pecans

Sweet potatoes and yams are often used interchangeably in recipes, and many people don’t realize there are significant nutritional differences between the two foods. While both are good for you, sweet potatoes contain higher doses of most nutrients. If you like the taste of yams more than sweet potatoes, don’t kick them out of your diet; they are still a highly nutritious food.

Total Time: 1 hr 20 min
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 1 hr 5 min
Yield: 12 servings
Level: Easy


  • 12 large sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup (11/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup toasted pecan pieces
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallow



  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Wash the sweet potatoes, scrubbing them well to remove any dirt. With a fork, prick the sweet potatoes in a couple of spots and place them on a sheet pan. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center goes in easily.
  • In a large bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, and flour together until it’s crumbly-looking. Add the cinnamon, salt, pecans, and marshmallows; fold the streusel topping together to combine.
  • Slice the sweet potatoes lengthwise down the center and push the ends towards the middle so it opens up. Stuff the sweet potatoes generously with the streusel topping and return to the oven. Bake for another 20 minutes, or until the topping is bubbly and brown.


Recipe courtesy Tyler Florence and The Food Network


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