Sweet Potato Casserole For One

This classic single serving Sweet Potato Casserole recipe can be made using cooked or canned sweet potatoes. Filled with spices, pecans, lightly sweetened with brown sugar and topped with marshmallows, this traditional sweet potato casserole is the perfect size for one!

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When my family gathers for Thanksgiving, one of the traditional dishes we serve is a sweet potato casserole.

Sweet Potato Casserole

This classic casserole features mashed sweet potatoes mixed with a glorious blend of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and other flavorful spices topped with crunchy pecans and melted marshmallows.

I’ve been making this casserole for years and my kids have always loved it.

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I decided to take my traditional sweet potato casserole recipe and tweak the ingredients to create a mini sweet potato casserole.

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A single serving portion of a holiday favorite.

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This Sweet Potato Casserole is just enough for one person and has all the flavors found in my family’s favorite recipe.

This easy sweet potato casserole can be assembled quickly by using cooked sweet potatoes. Since you will only need about a cup of cooked mashed sweet potatoes, it’s the perfect recipe to use any leftover sweet potatoes or canned sweet potatoes in.

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How To Make A Sweet Potato Casserole

Step 1

Bake 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes. (Or use 1 can of sweet potatoes that you drain and rinse off in cool running water)

Step 2

Mash the sweet potatoes and put them in a bowl (you should have about 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes).

Step 3

In a smaller bowl, mix together brown sugar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, ground cloves, and salt  Pour the spice blend over the mashed sweet potatoes and give it a good stir.

Step 4

Add in one lightly beaten egg.

Step 5

Pour into a greased oven-safe ramekin.

Step 6

Top with 1/2 cup of pecans.

Step 7

Bake for 20 minutes.  

Remove from the oven, top with marshmallows if you’d like and bake for 10 minutes more.

This tasty mini casserole is absolutely delicious, comes together easily and is the perfect portion size.

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Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potatoes are loaded with calcium, potassium and vitamins A and C. 

Mixed with all the spices, brown sugar and marshmallows, this sweet potato custard could almost be dessert.

Frequently associated with the holidays, here's a simple Sweet Potato Casserole For One that can make any day special.  Sweet potatoes mixed with a blend of spices and brown sugar, topped with pecans and melted marshmallows.  A lovely one serving portion. | One Dish Kitchen

This lovely casserole for one certainly doesn’t need to be saved for the holidays.  

Since it comes together so quickly and tastes so good, you could certainly enjoy it anytime.

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What To Serve With A Sweet Potato Casserole

You might like to consider serving any of these single serving dishes with a sweet potato casserole:

Turkey Cutlets

Roast Turkey Breast

Chicken Caprese

For this Sweet Potato Casserole For One, I use a 2-cup ramekin. For best results, use a dish of similar size.

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Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe For One

Single Serving Sweet Potato Casserole from ZagLeft

Sweet Potato Casserole For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
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Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: sweet potato
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 548kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 large egg , lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • Place the mashed sweet potatoes in a bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, allspice, ginger, and cloves and stir into the sweet potatoes.
  • Mix in the egg.
  • Pour into greased oven-safe 2-cup ramekin.
  • Top with pecans, place ramekin on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and top with marshmallows. Return to the oven to bake again for 10 minutes or until marshmallows are melted and beginning to turn golden.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 898mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 19140IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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7 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Casserole For One”

  1. She Rocks Fitness

    I LOVE my Mom’s sweet potato casserole…She does the marshmallows on top too and they’re the best, especially when they’re a little burnt. 🙂 PS: I am in Houston too…You ever need me to come by and do a taste test you let me know. 😉

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