Cooking for yourself can sometimes be a struggle, because you have to cook almost everything in single serving proportions. Food like casserole, pie, and lasagna sound great — if you plan on eating them for the next three meals or on hosting a dinner party every day.

This marshmallow stuffed sweet potato skin recipe is perfect for just one. It tastes a lot like regular sweet potato casserole with a chewy skin and gooey center, and it only uses four ingredients.

Single-Serve Sweet Potato Casserole

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:50 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup mini marshmallows
Photo by Hui Lin
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 425°F degrees and spray a baking sheet with cooking oil.

  • Step 2

    Stab the sweet potato about 10 times with a fork and place in the oven, on a baking sheet, for 35-40 minutes.

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  • Step 3

    Once the potato has cooled, slice it in half and scoop out the inside, leaving only a little bit surrounding the skin.

    #SpoonTip: You can save the extra sweet potato for another dish, or eat it with your finished casserole. 

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  • Step 4

    Place the skins back on the baking sheet, face up so they look like boats, and sprinkle on cinnamon and brown sugar and bake for 10 minutes.

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  • Step 5

    Place the marshmallows inside the boats and bake for additional 3-5 minutes until the marshmallows are soft and puffed up. 

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