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Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
hand lifting a spoonful of delicious looking sweet potato casserole.
Nov 17

Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

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).

hand lifting a spoonful of delicious looking sweet potato casserole.

Make sure you PIN this one because you are going to want to try it!

sweet potato casserole with pineapples and topped with pecan crumb topping. A silver spoon is ready to dish it up.

 

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.

Many of you know about my 125 lb weight loss, but if you don’t you can check out my story here.

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!

 

images of holiday recipes and holiday blog hop

 

Before you get cooking, I want thank Carol from Bluesky Kitchen  for inviting me to participate in a Blog Hop.  You are going to get into the holiday spirit when you check out all of the super tips, tricks, and scrumptious recipes all week long from my fellow bloggers.  Make sure to check back each day to see what everyone has to share!

 

 

 

 

Ready to get cooking? Here you go!

 

a shopping cart image for the ingredients to the best ever sweet potato casserole recipe Ingredients for the Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole

3 cups mashed, cooked sweet potatoes sweet potatoes and pineapple mixed together in a large silver mixing bowl. A hand masher with a black handle rests on the side of the bowl.

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)

Topping Ingredients

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

four baked sweet potatoes that have been pricked with a knife

how to make the best ever sweet potato casserole recipeHow to Make the Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and eggs.
  3. Mix in pineapple and transfer to a large baking dish.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake 30 – 35 minutes, or until the topping is lightly browned.
  6. Enjoy and let me know how much you loved it!

the best ever sweet potato casserole in a white casserole dish. Sweet potatoes with pineapple chunks covered with a nutty crumb topping.

Remember to check out all of the other fabulous holiday tip, recipes, and creations!

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Have fun blog hopping!
Intentionally Eat,
Cindy

P.S. If you love sweet potatoes you will LOVE this Sweet Potato Salad recipe, too!

 

 

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20 Comments

  1. Kitty

    Good morning, Cindy! Your sweet potato casserole looks scrumptious and I so love a crunchy topping. Thanks for sharing your healthy, updated casserole recipe with us on an old favorite!

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks for your comment Kitty!

  2. Andrea at Opulent Cottage

    This sounds delicious! I love what you said about it not being “sickeningly sweet,” we feel that way too after eating low carb for two years! Thank you for a great recipe with wholesome ingredients! Happy Holidays, xoxo, Andrea

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks for your comment Andrea! I hope you try it and love it as much as we do!

  3. Southern DayDreams

    Hi Cindy, WOW this looks delicious. I like something like this that’s not too sweet and healthy too. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ve so enjoyed my visit to your blog. Enjoy the last day of our recipe hop and have a Happy Thanksgiving soon.

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks for visiting and commenting Celestina! I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving, too!

  4. Jenna

    I have never been a fan of overly sweet casseroles, especially the ones topped with marshmallows, shudder! Your use of pineapple is a great way to add sweetness in a healthy way. Your weight loss journey is impressive, as is your dedication to healthy cooking. It was fun hopping with you and meeting you, Cindy!

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks for your kind words and for visiting Jenna! Great hopping with you, too!

  5. Carol Lander

    Cindy, yummy recipe. So glad that you made it a little healthier for us. It was a pleasaure meeting you at BlogHer Food and I’m so happy that you were a part of the Holiday Recipe Blog Hop.

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks for including me in your Blog Hop Carol! It was lovely meeting you, too!

  6. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

    Cindy, this looks yummy! What a perfect holiday recipe! Thanks so much for sharing, and I hope that you have a wonderful day!!!

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Shannon! I appreciate it!

  7. Jennifer irizarry

    Ok, wow, I LOVE YOUR BLOG. I share similar information about eating real food, fresh, organic… aka food that won’t poison you! My husband is the fitness coach so I let him share the exercise stuff, lol. Sweet potatoes are our fav, and I was actually looking around for a new recipe for Thanksgiving. I’ll have to give this one a try! Thanks for sharing! Happy to connect with another like minded lady!

    1. Cindy Author

      Hi Jennifer, I love your blog, too! It is fun to find like-minded bloggers, so let’s stay in touch!

  8. Rhonda

    This sounds really good! And I love that it’s a healthy alternative! Congratulations on your weight loss! That is amazing! I need to check out more of your recipes! Glad to have found you, thanks to being a participant of the Holiday Recipes Blog Hop! ~Rhonda

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Rhonda!

  9. Kathryn Griffin

    This looks and sounds delish! Sometimes, sweet potato casseroles can be way to sweet. Yours sounds like a happy balance. Thanks for sharing. Happy Fall. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Kathryn!

  10. Botanic Bleu

    Cindy,
    Crunchy toppings win with me. Your recipe looks wonderful, but still has some sweetness. Putting this in my recipe box…

    Judith

    1. Cindy Author

      I hope you love it as much as I do! Thanks!

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