Sweet Potato Puffs serving square

Sweet Potato Puffs

These Sweet Potato Puffs have a surprise inside. Whipped sweet potatoes baked with a marshmallow center. It's the perfect holiday side dish. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keywords Christmas, gingersnaps, leftovers, marshmallows, side dish, sweet potatoes, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 134 kcal
Author Linda Warren


  • 2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 Tablespoons favorite milk

For assembly

  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • Gingersnaps about 24, ground to fine crumbs
  • 8 marshmallows
  • Garnish: powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  2. In a large bowl, beat sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar, salt, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and egg.
  3. Add milk until sweet potatoes will form ball and stick together.

To assemble:

  1. Place 2 Tablespoons melted butter in wide-mouthed bowl.
  2. Place gingersnap crumbs on a flat plate.
  3. Divide sweet potatoes into 8 portions.
  4. Take one portion and flatten. Place marshmallow in the center and form the sweet potatoes around it.
  5. Dip sweet potato ball into butter then roll in crumbs.
  6. Place on cookie sheet.
  7. Repeat with remaining sweet potatoes.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until they look slightly puffy.
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  10. Serve immediately. (Lift carefully with a large spoon so as not to split open.)
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Puffs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 386mg16%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 4965IU99%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.