Sweet Potatoes In Orange Shells Recipe

Sweet potatoes in orange shells is a lovely recipe made with flaked coconut and marshmallows for flavor. Mashed and filled in orange shells, the sweet potatoes are baked and topped with marshmallows before finishing.


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage


 Canned sweet potatoes16 Ounce, undrained (1 Can)
 Butter/Margarine2 Tablespoon, melted
 Packed brown sugar3 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Flaked coconut1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Miniature marshmallows6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1299 Calories from Fat 345

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g61.5%

Saturated Fat 27.9 g139.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 64.5 mg

Sodium 1356.7 mg56.5%

Total Carbohydrates 233 g77.7%

Dietary Fiber 22.6 g90.5%

Sugars 129 g

Protein 15 g30.6%

Vitamin A 825.7% Vitamin C 397.6%

Calcium 39.2% Iron 41.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Squeeze oranges; save juice.
Remove membranes from orange shells.
Mash sweet potatoes.
Blend in 3 tablespoons orange juice, butter, brown sugar, and salt.
Stir in coconut.
Spoon into orange shells; place in shallow baking pan.
Bake at 350°F 20 to 30 minutes, until lightly browned on top.
Top with marshmallows; bake about 5 minutes to melt and brown marshmallows.