15 Best Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipes

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How do you make sweet potato casserole from scratch

Be it a Thanksgiving celebration or a get-together party, one must be prepared to cook a hearty meal that is fit for the crowd. And what better dish for this than a casserole? More specifically, a sweet potato casserole! If you are not familiar with a sweet potato casserole, then it is basically a southern-style casserole that is a dessert-like side dish which is made of cooked and mashed sweet potatoes combined with sugar, butter, vanilla, milk, and eggs. The sweet potato mixture is then topped with a buttery pecan and then baked until golden brown. With its sweet filling and savory topping, a sweet potato casserole is definitely a crowd pleaser! 

And if you are indeed hosting a Thanksgiving party, then a casserole can be a great replacement or substitute for turkey while it is still in the oven! 

Anything can seem overwhelming if you are cooking for a crowd. But do not worry, sweet potato casseroles are actually really easy to make! You just need a few ingredients such as:

 large sweet potatoes (number will depend on how much you want to serve/how many guests you have)

2 eggs, beaten

2 tsp plain flour

75g butter, melted

1 ½ tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp salt

For the toppings:

80g chopped pecans

75g butter, melted

1 tbsp brown sugar

20g plain flour

20g oats

Salt 

Directions: 

If you are serving a crowd, you will need about 5 to 6 medium sweet potatoes for a 9×13 casserole. When selecting the best kinds of sweet potatoes, look for those that are free of any blemishes or bruises.

Preheat the oven to 175C then wrap each sweet potato in aluminum foil. Place the wrapped sweet potatoes on a sheet pan or baking tray then bake in the oven for 1 hour or until the skewer easily inserts into a sweet potato. 

Allow to cool.

Remove and discard the peel along with any black bits at the stem or root ends. Place the flesh in a mixing bowl and using a hand mixer, blend the sweet potatoes until smooth.

For the toppings, you just need to combine the pecans, melted butter, brown sugar, and oats with a pinch of salt. Spread the topping over the sweet potatoes and place the dish in the oven, and bake for about 30-40 minutes until it bubbles.

You can actually prepare your sweet potatoes for using in the casserole by baking or boiling them so the cooking method will solely depend in your preference. 

And if you have a bunch of leftovers, no need to worry because you can store your sweet potato casserole in the freezer for up to 3 months if wrapped tightly. Meanwhile, it will last 5 days in the refrigerator. 

Healthy sweet potato casserole recipes

If you need to spice up your sweet potato casseroles and give it new flavors and presentations, then here are easy and healthy sweet potato casserole recipes you will love!

 

15. Scalloped Sweet Potatoes (Paleo)

Creamy scalloped sweet potatoes made lactose-free with a cauliflower sauce. This fresh, comforting side dish is great for sharing with loved ones over the holiday season.

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14. Sweet Potato Casserole Cups – Reduced Sugar

Sweet potato casserole cups with all the flavor and less sugar is the perfect make ahead diabetes friendly side dish.  Bake in muffin cups for easy portion control.

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13. Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole (Paleo, Vegan & Sugar-Free)

This Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole recipe is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish! It’s only sweetened with applesauce and is paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free & sugar free!

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12. Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole

This bourbon sweet potato casserole is made with bourbon, maple syrup, and butter and topped with a bourbon pecan crumble. It’s a delicious and boozy fall side dish!

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11. Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole {Paleo & Low-Carb}

This Paleo, Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole has a super creamy and flavorful filling with a sweet, crunchy topping. It’s sweetened with either a keto or paleo-friendly sweetener and is Dairy-Free, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, and totally delicious!

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10. Southern Sweet Potato Casserole

Southern sweet potato casserole will complete your Thanksgiving meal this holiday season. Creamy sweet potato filling is topped with a crunchy and buttery pecan topping.

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9. Sweet Potato Bake With Maple And Bacon

Dinner sides. They really can make or break the meal! I’ve been looking at ways to make dinner sides the star of the show so that we eat more veggies. And this sweet potato bake with maple and bacon is the perfect way to do that.

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8. Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

Sweet potato breakfast casserole is warm and filling…the perfect way to start your morning.

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7. Sweet Potato Soufflé with Toasted Marshmallow Topping

One of my favorite things to do is reimagine dishes I grew up! I love to make them lighter. To use fresh ingredients instead of canned. Or, to make them more flavorful. This Sweet Potato Soufflé recipe was a chance for me to do just that!

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6. Southern Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping

My grandma’s Southern Classic Sweet Potato Casserole with pecans has been a family favorite for over 70 years! This recipe has stood the test of time and has been a staple at every single Thanksgiving celebration my entire life.

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5. Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans and Marshmallows

This classic sweet potato casserole with pecans and marshmallows is light, fluffy, and has just the right amount of sweetness.  

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4. Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potatoes aren’t complicated. Our easy sweet potato casserole recipe helps you create a delicious Thanksgiving side dish using multiple cooking methods.

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3. Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole (Instant Pot)

Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole, a traditional Thanksgiving dish for your table. Pecan filling, sweet gooey browned marshmallows top off this beauty.

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2. Easy Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

If you are looking for the perfect classic vegan sweet potato casserole recipe, you have come to the right place! My mom is a huge fan of sweet potatoes, and although they aren’t my favorite, they are a huge classic Vegan Fall Recipe.

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1. Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole (Paleo)

Healthy sweet potato casserole with crispy nutting streusel topping – a grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free recipe that’s also paleo-friendly. This casserole is the perfect side dish for the holidays!

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