Fully Loaded Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

A baked potato is one of the kings among comfort foods. It's also a bit of an art form. A perfect baked potato can look so many different ways to so many different people, but one thing remains the same: Every bite should feel like comfort, and there's no doubt that this dish fits the bill.

Enter Tasting With Tina's Christina Musgrave with a special take on the baked potato, the fully loaded baked sweet potato. Musgrave explains why this recipe is extra special. "This recipe is delicious and super easy!" she raved of the dish. "It's a great, simple comfort food recipe."

You're definitely going to have that warm, fuzzy feeling inside after enjoying a few bites of this delicious dish! It's great as a full meal, but can also be complemented with some yummy sides for a more rounded-out dinner that you're sure to love.

Gather your ingredients

For this recipe, you'll need four sweet potatoes. Since you're stuffing them, you'll want them on the larger side, but if you've got kiddos to serve, smaller ones will work, too. You'll also need brown sugar, unsalted butter, ground cinnamon, and a cup of marshmallows. 

If you're feeling fun, you can also use the same amount of mini marshmallows to optimize that melty, gooey feeling.

Begin by preparing your potatoes

Start by preheating your oven to 425 F. Line an ample-sized baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the sweet potatoes on the lined baking sheet. 

Get the sweet potatoes in the oven and bake them for 45 minutes, or until soft. Keep in mind that the larger the potato, the more time it will take. You'll know the potatoes are ready when they're fork-tender, but don't check the oven too much or you'll compromise the baking temperature.

Grab a bowl and prepare to mix

Next, you'll need a small bowl and a mixing utensil, aka a spoon. Combine the brown sugar, melted butter, and ground cinnamon and mix everything together well. This mixture is going to be key to bringing all the different elements of this recipe together, so you want to make sure everything is well incorporated. The brown sugar adds that caramelized flavor that will go so well with the butter and marshmallow. 

Load your potatoes

When your sweet potatoes are perfectly soft, you'll want to proceed with caution. The sweet potatoes will be hot after coming out of the oven, and they can stay that way for quite a bit. Be careful handling them as you slice them open lengthwise, being sure to stop short of cutting them in half completely. 

Distribute the brown sugar mixture evenly between the four potatoes. You can use a knife or small spatula to make sure it gets a good spread all over the potato.

Add your marshmallows and broil your sweet potatoes

Let's face it, marshmallows make everything better. This recipe is no exception! So go ahead and top the sweet potatoes with the marshmallows. Now, you're ready to roast them to perfection. 

Turn your oven to the broiler setting. Pop your loaded sweet potatoes in the oven and let them broil for two minutes, or as long as it takes for the marshmallows to brown. If you like them a little more on the burnt side, feel free to broil to your desired browning.

Enjoy this tasty treat!

Once your potatoes are done broiling, they're ready to serve.

If you're looking to make this the center of a yummy dinner, "You could make the meal Thanksgiving-themed and serve with turkey and vegetables," Christina Musgrave of Tasting With Tina suggests. Or just eat it as a side dish for whatever else you're preparing. 

These are best eaten warm, but you can always pop them back under the broiler to remelt the marshmallows. 

Sweet potatoes might not be the first potatoes that come to mind when you think about a baked potato, but this recipe has hopefully changed all of that for good! And if you've got leftover baked sweet potato (or you intentionally baked a few extra), how about trying this sweet potato casserole recipe next?

Fully Loaded Baked Sweet Potato Recipe
5 from 30 ratings
This delicious and super easy comfort food will give you that warm, fuzzy feeling. Try this fully loaded baked sweet potato recipe with marshmallows tonight.
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
47
minutes
Servings
4
Servings
Fully loaded baked sweet potato
Total time: 52 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup marshmallows
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes on a lined baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Combine the brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  4. Slice the baked sweet potatoes lengthwise (not all the way through) and distribute the brown sugar mixture evenly.
  5. Top the sweet potatoes with the marshmallows.
  6. Turn the oven to broil. Broil the sweet potatoes for two minutes, or until the marshmallows are slightly browned.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 325
Total Fat 11.6 g
Saturated Fat 7.3 g
Trans Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 30.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 55.2 g
Dietary Fiber 4.6 g
Total Sugars 30.3 g
Sodium 88.3 mg
Protein 2.5 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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