This is an easy recipie for when you want to make believe it’s thanksgiving, but realize you’re at college. So you can turn a sweet potato into a thanksgiving dish without the intense time commitment or your mom’s expert cooking skills.

The Thanksgiving Sweet Potato

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10-15 minutes
  • Total Time:15-20 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Step 1

    Rinse and dry a sweet potato.

  • Step 2

    Use a fork to poke holes through the potato.

  • Step 3

    Cook in the microwave for 10 minutes, or until cooked through and soft.

  • Step 4

    Cut the sweet potato down the center.

  • Step 5

    Mash the insides of the potato with a fork.

  • Step 6

    Add mini marshmallows to both sides and microwave for one minute. Sprinkle with cinnamon, and enjoy!

    Photo by Lauren D'Amore