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Mini Sweet Potato Casserole

Mini Sweet Potato Casserole

This Mini Sweet Potato Casserole recipe is very easy to make. These mini casseroles are topped with everyone’s favorite mini marshmallows to really create the perfect individual Sweet Potato Casserole dishes. Perfect for smaller holiday gatherings or quick weeknight dinner ideas.

The mini marshmallows, chopped nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon really take these Mini Sweet Potat Casserole jars to the next level. The fluffiness of the marshmallows with a browned top makes your mouth water right when you pull them out of the oven and the cinnamon scent makes your nose do a happy dance.

These are the scents of warm, delicious holiday food where you can celebrate the holidays together as a family. Great for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but they’re aren’t just limited to the holidays. Sweet Potato Casserole with mini marshmallows are great to enjoy all year round. And the size of these ones make it perfect for just making a handful for a smaller family dinner.

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Why You’ll Love Mini Sweet Potato Casserole Jars

  • Easy to make
  • Great at helping stick to portion control
  • Perfect for kids to have
  • Only takes about 5 minutes of prep time
  • Packed with classic sweet potato casserole flavors
Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Sweet potatoes – we recommend fresh ones, but if in a pinch you can use canned
  • Light brown sugar
  • Salted butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pumpkin pie spice – grab our homemade recipe here.
  • Salt – kosher or iodized
  • Pecans or walnuts 
  • Mini marshmallows

Tools Needed To Make The Ultimate Small Sweet Potato Casseroles

Instant Pot

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, 6 Quart, Stainless Steel/Black
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Steamer Insert for Instant Pot

Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Official Steamer Insert Set - Long Handled Trivet, Steamer Basket, Broiler Pan to fit all 8qt and 6qt models
  • Silic1 steamer set, gift set includes a steam rack with long legs to keep it out of the water when steaming and long cool touch handles to remove items safely, a silic1 steamer basket and a silic1 broiler pan, with a gloss finish for non stick easy cleaning

Cutting Board

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Kitchen Knives

Peeler

OXO Good Grips Prep Y-Peeler
  • OXO Good Grips Prep Y-Peeler has a straight, all-purpose blade perfect for any peeling task

Mixing Bowl

Mixing Bowls with Airtight Lids, 5pcs Stainless Steel Metal Nesting Bowls for Kitchen, Non-Slip Silicone Bottom Size, 5, 3.5, 2, 1.5, 1QT, Measuring Marks, Fit for Mixing & Serving
  • 🍲【EASY TO CLEAN STAINLESS STEEL MIXING BOWLS】 5 mixing bowls are all made of premium stainless steel, which have better rust and corrosion resistance. The inside of the mixing bowl is mirror-coated for easy cleaning, the outside is a fingerprint-proof frosted surface, no need to worry about leaving fingerprints affecting the beauty of the mixing bowl.

Potato Masher

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KitchenAid Gourmet Stainless Steel Wire Masher, 10.24-Inch, Black
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Measuring Cups and Spoons

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Mason Jars for Baking and Serving

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Oven

How To Make Mini Sweet Potato Casseroles

  1. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot insert.
  2. Prep sweet potatoes and add to insert inside Instant Pot with trivet so they sit above the water.
  3. Close the lid and seal the valve by pushing away from you.
  4. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Once it’s done cooking, perform a Quick Release by opening the valve.
  5. Remove potatoes and put in mixing bowl. Then preheat oven to 350F.
  6. Mash your sweet potatoes with potato masher.
  7. Add brown sugar, vanilla, butter, pumpkin pie spice and salt to potatoes and mix well. Add nuts if preferred.
  8. Transfer potato mixture to oven safe Mason Jars.
  9. Add mini marshmallows and bake for 15 minutes or until the topping is toasted to your desired preference.

Tips, Tricks and Variations

  • Feel free to omit the nuts or change up what nuts you’re adding to this Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole recipe.
  • Add some Pumpkin Spice Syrup to really bring out the pumpkin spice in this easy casserole recipe.
  • Don’t have any mini marshmallows? No problem, add some homemade marshmallow fluff (our recipe coming soon).
  • No brown sugar (light or dark?!)- Swap out your light brown sugar for white sugar and molasses (which makes homeade brown sugar- our recipe coming soon too!)
  • Cooking time does not include the time that it takes for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure or release the pressure.

What’s the Difference Between Yams and Sweet Potatos?

Yams and Sweet Potatoes are often used interchangably.

While they’re similar, they look and taste different. Yams are actually a variety of sweet potatoes.

Yams have a white, cream or purple colored flesh and the skin is usually brown, strong and bark-like.

While sweet potatoes have orange or pale colored flesh and can have either a golden skin or a red skin.

The reason people get so confused easily is because they tend to think sweet potato means orange inside.

Grocery stores don’t make it any easier either. They tend to mislabel the two or swap the labels without even realizing it. Most grocers tend to sell sweet potatoes and not yams.

Can You Make This Ahead Of Time?

What’s beautiful about this recipe is that you certainly can prep it ahead of time. You can make it all in the Instant Pot and store it in the Mason Jars. Wait for the baking and marshmallow topping until closer to when you’re ready to serve and enjoy it.

We recommend prepping this no longer than 48 hours in advance and make sure you cover and refrigerate the casserole recipe.

When you’re ready to bake this recipe and add the marshmallow topping, let the casserole warm up to room temperature before baking. Otherwise, add a few more minutes to cook time.Feel free to adjust the amount of spices you use in this recipe to suit your taste.

Can You Freeze Sweet Potato Casserole?

Making this mini sweet potato casserole is actually the perect size for freezing. Don’t add the marshmallows until you’re ready to bake and enjoy it. Just cook the sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot and then freeze in a bag or appropriate Mason Jars that are safe for freezing.

Make sure to add it to your FREEZER INVENTORY list.

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Can You Use Canned Sweet Potatoes?

Yes, you sure can used canned ones. You will need quite a few cans. We recommend not including the liquid in the Instant Pot recipe.

How Do You Store This Casserole?

If you’re not going to enjoy it all at once, you can cover it and put it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. We recommend using an air tight container to store it in.

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Mini jar with sweet potato casserole with marshmallows.

Mini Sweet Potato Casserole

Mason Jar Recipe
Enjoy these Mini Sweet Potato Casserole jars made in the Instant Pot for Thanksgiving, Christmas or anytime throughout the year.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ½ lbs. sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes – about 2-3 large sweet potatoes
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup pecans or walnuts chopped (optional)
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions
 

  • Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot insert.
  • Prep sweet potatoes and add to insert inside Instant Pot with trivet so they sit above the water.
  • Close the lid and seal the valve by pushing away from you.
  • Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Once it’s done cooking, perform a Quick Release by opening the valve.
  • Remove potatoes and put in mixing bowl. Then preheat oven to 350F.
  • Mash your sweet potatoes with potato masher.
  • Add brown sugar, vanilla, butter, pumpkin pie spice and salt to potatoes and mix well. Add nuts if preferred.
  • Transfer potato mixture to oven safe Mason Jars.
  • Add mini marshmallows and bake for 15 minutes or until the topping is toasted to your desired preference.

Notes

Feel free to omit the nuts or change up what nuts you’re adding to this Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole recipe.
Add some Pumpkin Spice Syrup to really bring out the pumpkin spice in this easy casserole recipe.
Don’t have any mini marshmallows? No problem, add some homemade marshmallow fluff (our recipe coming soon).
No brown sugar (light or dark?!)- Swap out your light brown sugar for white sugar and molasses (which makes homeade brown sugar- our recipe coming soon too!)
Cooking time does not include the time that it takes for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure or release the pressure.
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