Mini Sweet Potato Casserole Bites

Mini Sweet Potato "Casseroles" with Vegan Marshmallows

Mini Sweet Potato "Casseroles" with Vegan Marshmallows

It’s no secret: casseroles are messy. Don’t even get me started on cheesy baked ones – their gooey deliciousness always manages to drip somewhere and cause a sticky disaster. This Thanksgiving, limit your clean up with this Inspiralized twist on a classic side dish: Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows.

That’s right. Inspiralized is getting you ready for a healthy and creative Thanksgiving! Today through Friday, I’ll be featuring a new Turkey Day side dish recipe…. all made with the spiralizer, of course! If you’re cooking and running the whole shabang, wow your guests with an Inspiralized dish. If you’re a guest, don’t bore the host with a bottle of wine – bring these buns along with a bag of marshmallows and watch everyone’s jaws drop as you pull these out of the oven in two minutes!

Mini Sweet Potato "Casseroles" with Vegan Marshmallows

Whoever invented the concept of melting marshmallows over mashed sweet potatoes is a bonafide genius. Sweet potatoes topped with the soft and sugary creaminess of melted marshmallows should really be a dessert, but luckily, they’re not, and they’ve quickly become a traditional part of everyone’s Thanksgiving feast.

Mini Sweet Potato "Casseroles" with Vegan Marshmallows

This holiday (and all other holidays for that matter) always takes place at my grandparents‘ house and we don’t make this sweet potato & marshmallow casserole. My grandfather runs the show, but my grandmother always makes baked sweet potato slices and without fail, every year, she burns them. “Gams” immediately panics over it until my grandfather calms her down and reassigns her to slicing bread or stirring the applesauce.

Mini Sweet Potato "Casseroles" with Vegan Marshmallows

However, I do remember when I first learned about sweet potatoes and marshmallows.

Earmuffs, Lu.

One of my ex-boyfriends was from North Carolina (we obviously met at Wake Forest) and he mentioned it casually one time when we were doing the whole “let’s get to know each other” bit and asked about our “family holiday traditions.” I remember being like, “Wait, what? You make s’mores with sweet potatoes?” I totally didn’t get it and gave him the “Aw, you’re Southern, that’s why!” response. Now, I obviously accept it now as a normal part of many Thanksgiving dinners.

Earmuffs off, Lu.

Anywho, back to my “casseroles are messy” rant. They really, really are. Now, I’ve used the Inspiralized bun as the bottom of the “casserole” and have topped it with marshmallows, popped it in the oven and broiled it for two minutes to get that brownish golden melted goodness on the tops of the marshmallows.

Mini Sweet Potato "Casseroles" with Vegan Marshmallows

You can enjoy these two ways:

1. Slice them in quarters and serve them as appetizers, with toothpicks.

2. Serve them with the other sides and place a tong next to the plate for your guests to serve themselves with. MUCH easier and cleaner (and even tastier, I think) than a traditional casserole.

Mini Sweet Potato "Casseroles" with Vegan Marshmallows

What do you think? Are you going to Inspiralize your Thanksgiving this year? Please do!

Watch our video for this recipe using the Inspiralizer and subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch more videos:

Mini Sweet Potato “Casseroles” with Vegan Marshmallows (featuring the Inspiralized bun!)

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 2


  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 large sweet potato about 340 g, peeled, Blade C
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vegan mini-marshmallows


  • Place a large skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Place in the sweet potato noodles and season with salt, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook for about 7 minutes or until noodles have softened completely. The noodles will turn bright orange as they cook.
  • Place the noodles in a bowl and crack over the egg. Stir to combine thoroughly and coat all of the noodles.
  • Take out two 6oz ramekins. Place in enough noodles to pack the ramekin half-way full.
  • Place a piece of wax paper over the ramekins and push in to cover the noodles. Place a can of something (tomatoes, beans, etc) and press firmly down onto the noodles. Place the two ramekins in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  • Once the noodles are done cooling, remove the cans and paper from the two ramekins. Place a large skillet over medium-low heat and add in the olive oil. Very carefully, over the skillet, turn one ramekin over and tap the bottom with one hand until the noodles come out. Repeat for the other ramekin.
  • Cook (without moving) the noodle buns for about 3-4 minutes and then flip over and cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until all noodles are compact. There will be a slight char on both sides.
  • While the buns are cooking, set the oven to a medium-high broil.
  • Coat a baking tray with cooking spray. Place the noodle buns onto the tray and top with marshmallows. Pack the marshmallows in to cover the top of the bun.
  • Place the marshmallow-topped buns into the oven and broil for about 2 minutes or until the tops of the marshmallows brown lightly.
  • Remove from the oven and serve individually on a platter or cut into quarters and serve with toothpicks, as an appetizer!

Mini Sweet Potato "Casseroles" with Vegan Marshmallows

Mini Sweet Potato "Casseroles" with Vegan Marshmallows

Mini Sweet Potato "Casseroles" with Vegan Marshmallows

Mini Sweet Potato "Casseroles" with Vegan Marshmallows

Mini Sweet Potato "Casseroles" with Vegan Marshmallows  

New to spiralizing? Grab your FREE eBook with our 20 Most Popular Blog Recipes!

Have a spiralizer and not sure where to start?How about making our fool-proof, most popularly made recipes from the blog? In this printable PDF eCookbook you’ll find photos and full recipes of our readers’ favorites to get you started!

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Leave a Comment

Want to share a photo of what you’ve made? Be sure to click the 'Choose file' button below to add your photos!

Recipe Rating

The maximum upload file size: 300 MB. You can upload: image. Drop file here


Senka says:
Hi, We’ve recently launched the website It’s a search engine that gathers all the best recipes from US websites and blogs in one place. is part of the world’s second largest family of recipe sites, with sites in 37 countries and hundreds of thousands of visitors every week. We’ve noticed that you have a lot of great looking recipes on your blog that we would love to feature on our site. To read more about how it all works and to sign up with your blog, please visit: or send us an email on We look forward to hearing from you! Kind regards, Senka Site Manager
Katherine says:
Sounds great! I have not been able to spiralize a sweet potato... I don't know if it's too hard to work? Any tips? Thanks!
Katherine - sorry to hear that! I'll be launching some cooking videos soon with instructions. First, peel the potato. Cut the ends off so they are evenly flat. Then, cut in half to make it easier to spiralize the sweet potato in pieces. Use some elbow grease - don't be afraid! Hope this helps.
What an interesting combo! Thanks so much for this recipe!
Thanks for the kind note!
Joanne says:
We never did the sweet potato/marshmallow thing either growing up. And it's still not my favorite T-Day dish, though I can never say no to sweet potatoes. I love how these are kind of appetizer-ized! That way you can have the obligatory bite (or five) but not over stuff yourself on them!
Haha definitely - I always overeat on the appetizers! Thanks for the comment!
Your grandparents sound so cute. :) I'm totally digging these mini sweet potato deals! Awesome idea. Bonus that they're healthy!
They are so cute! Thanks for the sweet comment, Tina!
Anonymous says:
Will a flax egg work in this recipe to make it vegan?
If the flax egg cooks just like an egg (binds), then yes!
This is looking so yummy and I just want to taste it right now and I have never tasted this in the past but I will definitely taste it in future .
This sounds lovely. Going to give this a go. thanks for sharing this recipe. Simon
madeleine says:
can you freeze the bundles after they are cooked? thx
Gerry Yakovleff says:
Great idea! Can these be made ahead and reheated when you add the marshmallows? The grandkids will devour them!
Meaghan says:
Definitely!!! Ley us know how they come out!!
Anonymous says:
If you use parchment for the ramekins, you can use that on the cookie sheet too and skip the spray. Also, you can try one with a nut topping and the other with marshmallows - no worries about which is better :)! Happy Thanksgiving
Meaghan says:
Thank you for sharing!

Latest on Inspiralized

Subscribe to Inspiralized

Subscribe to one or all of our newsletters for amazing
recipes, inspirational content + our most popular recipe PDF.

  • Weekly Recap
  • Kidsletter
  • Products + Sales

cauliflower and carrot masala, totally normal meal on thanksgiving eve, right? 😅🥄

tomorrow we’re going to my BIL’s to hang out with Lu’s side of the family, and I’m excited to see everyone (it’s been YEARS!) and have the kids spend time with their cousins, aunts and uncles 🙏🏼

for the curry, simmer cauliflower, carrots, a jar of @mayakaimalfoods, and 2 cups of @bonafideprovisions veggie broth in a large pot for 20 minutes or until thickened to your preference. add cooked lentils, stir, and serve with jasmine rice, chutney and toasted naan. easy 30 minute meal 👏🏼 not exactly thanksgiving-friendly, but worth a share!

safe travels today and tomorrow and wishing everyone a safe and happy thanksgiving 🦃 I’m so grateful for you

rio and sol are 10 weeks old today! 👶🏻👶🏻 10 weeks! 2.5 months! let's chat.⁣ 🙏🏼

rio is much like luca. he loves to be held and needs more touch or movement to fall back asleep. he loves to stare at things in a serious way, especially high-contrast art for babies, so I love reading him books while I hold him (he's the best snuggler.)⁣

sol is my chill boy. he's a good sleeper. he smiles and loves to talk. he's squealing and making his goo-goo-ga-ga sounds all the time, I love chatting with him. he's a bit more like roma as a baby, a bit more independent. he makes the funniest faces and serves up the grimaces like luca used to.⁣

what's funny about twins is that just when you think you know their personality differences, they change - they'll swap. 🤷🏻‍♀️ and to tell them physically apart, there are two key differences:⁣
⏺ rio has a wider head and sol has a more narrow, round forehead⁣
⏺ rio weighs a full pound more than sol⁣

and yes, I have mixed them up a few times! I've been carrying one around, talking to them by name, and then all of a sudden, when I go to pick the other one up, I realize I mixed them up! 😱when they're not together or you're not looking at them straight on, it can be confusing! one of my favorite games is texting my family photos of them and saying, "who's who?!" they get it right 50% of the time, ha!⁣

so far, having twins is just so cool. it's so cool that there are two of them and they are identical! every week that goes by, their personalities shine and I am having so much fun getting to know them - and getting twice the cuddles. and yes, they do sometimes cry at the same exact time, but you just have to pause, gather yourself, and get your soothing game on.⁣ 💪🏼

I have to say, while having newborn twins and 2 other older kids at the same time has its challenges, I give a LOT of credit to those who have twins as their first baby experience - I can't imagine going into this not knowing what I already knew about raising babies. talk about overwhelming! 🤯 all moms are crushing it, but especially those first time moms with multiples - woop! bless you. 👏🏼 #identicaltwinboys #identicaltwins #monoditwins #twinmom #twinboys