Fully Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Fully Loaded Sweet Potatoes - butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and marshmallows!Fully Loaded Sweet Potatoes - butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and marshmallows!

Sweet Potatoes are my favorite vegetable. EVER. No seriously, ever. I have yet to find a single way that I will not eat them, but I won’t deny that my favorite way is loaded with things like marshmallows, pecans, cinnamon and brown sugar. And butter, of course.

There are so many other things you can do with sweet potatoes, like make sweet potato hummus. Or stuff pulled pork in them — this happens to be one of our absolute favorite week night dinners at our house — Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Or if you are being healthy, I love tossing a bunch of roasted root vegetables together with balsamic and feta. See, I wasn’t kidding…my favorite vegetable!

Fully Loaded Sweet Potatoes - butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and marshmallows!

I made these for dinner last night on the side of grilled steaks. I love that they are pretty hands off and only require about 5 minutes of work.

While I am cooking on the grill on the patio, it’s hard to keep running back into the kitchen to deal with the side dishes. I prefer to make things that are mostly hands off.

Check out the quick video above to see how truly easy this recipe for Fully Loaded Sweet Potatoes really is! I used pecans because they are my favorite and my granny brought me a huge bag of Texas Pecans the last time she came to visit.

If you aren’t a pecan lover (shame on you), walnuts would be a good swap. And if you want to go extra fun, you can use pumpkin pie spice instead of plain cinnamon.

Hope you and your family enjoy these as much as we do!

Fully Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons butter, sliced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Wrap sweet potatoes with foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, or until soft when squeezed.
  • Remove sweet potatoes from oven, but leave oven on. Take sweet potatoes out of foil and return to baking sheet. Slice the center of the potato and press on the sides to create an opening.
  • Stuff each potato with sliced butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and marshmallows (in that order). Return to oven for 5 minutes, or until marshmallows are lightly browned. Serve immediately!

Fully Loaded Sweet Potatoes - butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and marshmallows!