This Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole is a lightened up version of an old classic. It is smooth, buttery, made with delicious fall spices and topped with the most amazing, crunchy pecan crumble. It comes together in only a few simple steps and it is Vegetarian, Dairy-Free and Gluten Free.
This is the BEST Sweet Potato Casserole
When you think of traditional sweet potato casserole you are probably not thinking of it being healthy since the traditional version is covered with a layer of melted marshmallows and loaded with sugar (which is probably why it is so good).
Well this Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole recipe is a lightened up version of this old classic dish.
This may sound like a bold statement, calling it the BEST Sweet Potato casserole but it really is the BEST because it is light and healthy but still gives you that fluffy texture with the sweet and crunchy topping.
Not to mention the fact that is has all of the flavours of the traditional recipe but without all of the fat, sugar and calories. It’s kind of magic!
It is smooth and buttery and topped with a sweet pecan crumble that rivals the classic, slightly unhealthy version. A perfect recipe for the holidays!
I love sweet potatoes, they are actually one of my favorite vegetables. You can make so many great, delicious recipes with them like these Healthy Paleo Sweet Potato Fries or this insane Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl with Black Beans.
This Simple and healthy Sweet Potato Casserole recipe comes together pretty quickly and is made with slow roasted sweet potatoes that are blended with fall spices, fluffy eggs, melted butter, vanilla, cinnamon and maple syrup. Then topped with an amazingly crunchy, sweet pecan crumble, yum! It is also Gluten Free and Dairy Free!
What makes this baked sweet potato casserole healthy?
This wonderful Thanksgiving side dish is made with all whole ingredients like nutritious sweet potatoes, eggs, butter, maple syrup, cinnamon and pecans.
A sweet potato casserole recipe that contains less butter and sugar than the classic recipe with the sugar being replaced with healthier maple syrup and coconut sugar, both of which are lower on the Glycemic Index, making them much healthier sweetener alternatives.
This recipe is also vegetarian, Gluten Free and Dairy Free! A perfect side dish you can serve at your Thanksgiving dinner that everyone can enjoy!
Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients
How to make this gluten free sweet potato casserole recipe
- Roast the sweet potatoes. Clean and slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Brush each potato with some olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Place the potatoes cut side down onto a sprayed baking sheet and roast them in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 45-55 minutes. Remove and let cool.
- Mix up the pecan crumble. Add all of the crumble ingredients to a medium size mixing bowl and mix well with a fork to combine it all together. Set aside.
- Make the sweet potato filling. Peel the skin off of the potatoes, discard the skin and place the sweet potato into the bowl of a food processor. Blend the potato to break it down a few times then add in the milk, butter, eggs, maple syrup, cinnamon, pumpkin spice and a pinch of salt. Continue blending for 15-20 seconds until it is all incorporated into a nice smooth mixture.
- Assemble and bake. Pour the sweet potato mixture into a greased 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish and spread it out evenly with a spoon or rubber spatula. Top the sweet potato with the pecan crumble in an even layer. Cover the whole casserole with foil and bake it for 30-35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake it for 10-15 more minutes.
- Serve. Let it cool and then serve it hot.
Get full list of ingredients and recipe instructions in the recipe card below.
- You can use melted coconut oil in place of the butter in this recipe.
- Replace the maple syrup with date syrup to make it Whole30.
- Brown sugar can be used in place of the coconut sugar although it is slightly less healthier.
- Regular milk can be used in place of the non-dairy milk if you do not need to keep this recipe diary-free.
- Make this sweet potato casserole egg-free. Simply leave out the eggs, it will still be crazy good.
How to make this easy sweet potato casserole ahead of time
One of the best parts about this simple recipe is that you can make it ahead of time and bake it when you are ready. To make this recipe ahead of time: make and assemble the casserole but do not bake it. Instead cover it with foil and store it in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
Once you are ready, bake it as directed in the recipe and serve. A perfect Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole and one less thing you have to make on the BIG day.
More healthy Sweet Potato side dish recipes to try
- Best Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Soup
- Sausage and Pepper Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips
- Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- No Oil Sweet Potato Wedges
- Select medium size sweet potatoes that are even in size so they all cook at the same time. Try your best to slice them into even size halves.
- You can either brush each half of sweet potato with some olive oil or spray them with olive oil spray to keep the calories lower.
- Once the sweet potatoes are done roasting and cooled, the skin should easily peel off.
- Blend the cooked sweet potato first then add in the rest of the filling ingredients.
- You can store this healthy sweet potato casserole after it has cooled, in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Easily reheat portions in the microwave.
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