Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
I found the basis for this recipe the first year I was married – 27 years ago. As time has passed, I have tweaked it, healthified it and now it is – The Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe (if I do say so myself).
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This sweet potato casserole recipe started as a sickening sweet,
almost dessert-like casserole, but through many Thanksgiving holidays and Christmases I have changed it and it has now morphed into this amazing side dish.
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I used to LOVE the sickening sweet version, but now as I have changed my behavior, my tastes have changed, too. I want to taste the sweetness of the sweet potatoes and pineapple, not the sugar.
I have never been one for the marshmallow topped, ooey, gooey dish. Who created that recipe anyway? I much prefer this crunchy, creamy, full of texture and deliciousness one.
I’m going to give you the long, healthier version of this sweet potato casserole, but if you are crunched for time (no judgement here), then open a can of sweet potatoes and pineapple (organic, if possible) and save yourself some time.
Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you. Most likely, you have a lot of these in your cupboard and its so worth it!
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Ready to get cooking? Here you go!
Ingredients for the Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole
3 cups mashed, cooked sweet potatoes
1/4 cup melted vegan butter (or butter if vegetarian)
1/4 cup sugar or 1/8 tsp -1/4 tsp stevia (depending on your taste)
1/4 cup almond milk + 1 Tbsp powdered non-dairy milk (or 1/4 cup evaporated milk if vegetarian)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup pineapple, chopped ( if using canned -8 oz crushed pineapple, drained)
2 vegan eggs (or eggs if vegetarian)
1/2 cup cornflakes, crushed
3 T flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup softened vegan butter (butter if vegetarian)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
How to Make the Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and eggs.
- Mix in pineapple and transfer to a large baking dish.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix in corn flakes, brown sugar, cinnamon and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is course. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.
- Bake 30 – 35 minutes, or until the topping is lightly browned.
- Enjoy and let me know how much you loved it!
Remember to check out all of the other fabulous holiday tip, recipes, and creations!
P.S. If you love sweet potatoes you will LOVE this Sweet Potato Salad recipe, too!