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Orange Cup Sweet Potatoes

Orange Cup Sweet Potatoes add a bright citrus to your sweet potatoes and a beautiful fall color to your holiday table. They’re perfect to make for two or a crowd.

A hollowed-out half of an orange filled with Sweet Potatoes garnished with roasted marshmallows.I don’t want to be the first to tell you, but the holidays are right around the corner, like in two weeks right around the corner! It hasn’t sunk in yet because I haven’t entered the panic mode yet. I think it’s more like I’m in denial. Just thinking about these Orange Cup Sweet Potatoes gets me in the mood.

I always host my husbands’ family for Thanksgiving. The family is growing, and the dynamics have changed. Our children are having children. That is what holidays are about. Enjoying family and appreciating family members while you can.

My mother-in-law used to host most of the holidays but has passed the culinary torch to me and my sister-in-law. She gave me this cookbook recently. This cookbook was produced as a fundraiser and is a compilation of recipes by the best professional and at-home cooks in Omaha. That’s what it claims anyway. There are several recipes that I will be trying![Tweet “Orange Cup Sweet Potatoes are perfect for two or a crowd! #holiday #recipe”]

I recently made this “Orange Cup Sweet Potato” recipe. It was delicious and the oranges provided a nice bright sweetness to the sweet potatoes. There isn’t anything difficult about this recipe and would be perfect for a smaller Thanksgiving gathering.

Orange Cup Sweet Potatoes

Author: Hostess At Heart
Orange Cup Sweet Potatoes add a bright citrus to your sweet potatoes and a beautiful fall color to your holiday table. They're perfect to make for two or a crowd.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword: Orange Cup Sweet Potatoes
Servings: 6


  • 3 navel oranges halved

  • 2 cans sweet potatoes drained (15 oz each)

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar packed

  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  
  • Working over a bowl, remove all pulp, membrane and juice from each orange using a grapefruit knife. Discard membrane. Arrange the orange cups in a cupcake pan or a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, mash sweet potatoes and add cream, salt, and brown sugar. Stir to combine. Stir in reserved orange pulp and juices and blend well.
  • Fill orange cups with mixture, and top with marshmallows pressed into the potatoes.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until heated through and browned.


I had leftover filling. You could easily put this filling in a casserole dish and bake it without using the orange cups. You could also add chopped pecans to the top.


Serving: 6gCalories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 240mgPotassium: 277mgFiber: 3gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 6612IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

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What is on your menu this Thanksgiving? Are you cooking or visiting? Big crowd or little gathering? Don’t forget the wine. Families get along best with wine

I’m sharing this recipe with my friends over at Fiesta Friday. I’m sure I’ll pick up a few Thanksgiving dishes today too.

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Tuesday 26th of May 2020

There are a great way to use sweet potatoes. Too many people think of the ones in the can when you mention sweet potato or yams.

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Sunday 22nd of November 2015

Absolutely fantastic


Tuesday 11th of November 2014

Yes I was going to say that Julie. They retained their orange color and the look as well. Delish recipe :)

Julie is HostessAtHeart

Tuesday 11th of November 2014

Thank you for visiting. I really appreciate it!

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