Photo of Individual Stuffed Sweet Potato "Casseroles" by WW

Individual Stuffed Sweet Potato "Casseroles"

Total Time
1 hr 10 min
10 min
1 hr
Instead of a large-scale sweet potato casserole, try these adorable individual stuffed sweet potatoes (with built-in portion control). Whole potatoes are roasted until tender, gently fluffed and combined with seasonings, and topped with mini marshmallows. In place of the usual loads of butter and sugar, we use applesauce mixed with cinnamon, vanilla, and salt to moisten and flavour the sweet potato flesh. You can easily scale the recipe up or down depending on your needs. To get a head start, you can roast the potatoes a couple of days ahead; combine with the seasonings, microwave to reheat, then top with marshmallows and broil shortly before serving.


Sweet potato

4 medium

Unsweetened applesauce

¼ cup(s)

Ground cinnamon

¾ tsp(s)

Vanilla extract

¾ tsp(s)

Kosher salt

¼ tsp(s)

Mini marshmallows

32 item(s)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a small sheet pan with parchment paper. Arrange the sweet potatoes on the pan; pierce the potatoes all over with a fork. Roast until tender, 50 to 60 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the applesauce, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. Cut a lengthwise slit along the top of each sweet potato; gently push ends toward the center to open up the potatoes. Using a fork, gently fluff the flesh. Add 1 tablespoon of the applesauce mixture to each potato; gently mix in with the fork.
  3. Preheat the broiler to High. Arrange 8 marshmallows on each sweet potato. Broil until the marshmallows are toasted, about 1 minute.
  4. Serving size: 1 sweet potato