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Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
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Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

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This Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole has it all – deliciously creamy sweet potatoes with tangy pineapple topped with a crunchy crumble layer.  Its sure to become a family favorite at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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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).

 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!

Ready to get cooking? Here you go!

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4.8 from 10 votes

Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole

This delicious casserole is a staple at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It has creamy sweet potatoes and tangy pineapple chunks all topped with a crunchy crumble layer.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 245kcal
Author Cindy at Intentionally Eat


  • 3 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (full fat)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 5 tablespoons water

Crumble Topping

  • 4 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • In a small bowl make chia eggs by adding 5 tablespoons water to 2 tablespoons chia seeds and let sit for 5 minutes until thick.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, sugar, coconut milk, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves.
  • Mix in pineapple and chia eggs and transfer to a large baking dish.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix in oats, brown sugar, pecans, flour, cinnamon, salt, and coconut oil. Mix until moistened. Add a small amount of water if necessary. Sprinkle over sweet potato mixture.
  • Bake 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly browned.

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



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  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

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


    1. Cindy Author

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

  11. Lucie

    5 stars
    This looks yummy! I’m definitely going to try this recipe this weekend.

    1. Cindy Author

      I hope you love it Lucie!

  12. Maria

    5 stars
    YES! If I could choose to eat only one thing for the rest of my life, I’m pretty confident that I would choose sweet potatoes! I love them so much! And this casserole is just so mouth watering! great, now I want to have some sweet potatoes…

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Maria! Enjoy!

  13. Liz

    This looks incredible! Definitely going to have to give it a try!LI

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Liz! I hope you enjoy it!

  14. corinne & kirsty

    I love sweet potatoes! I never cook them enough though! This is a great way to change that as the recipe sounds so tasty

    1. Cindy Author

      I hope you love it as much as I do!

  15. Stacy Burkhart

    5 stars
    I am not a fan of sweet potatoes, but after sharing this with my hubby, it looks like it will be on my Thanksgiving menu. Thank you for the share.

    1. Cindy Author

      Maybe you’ll enjoy the way these sweet potatoes are prepared. Fingers crossed!

  16. Emily Terrell

    I’m not a fan of sweet potatoes, but my husband and daughter are. I think they just might love this dish!

    1. Cindy Author

      Maybe this recipe will change your mind Emily!

  17. Marie

    4 stars
    This dish looks very delicious. I’m not a very good cook, but I would love to invite my friends over and prepare this together! I’m sure it would be a fun activity.

  18. Pooja Kawatra

    I actually love sweet potato and sometimes just roast it to get a smoky flavour to eat. This one my kids used to eat when they were young and perfect for winters.

  19. Joanna

    5 stars
    I love how you’ve transformed this casserole by adding pineapple and pecan nuts! The acidity of the pineapple balances really nicely the sweetness of the sweet potatoes.

    1. Cindy Author

      I think the pineapple is amazing in this dish! Thanks Joanna!

  20. Sue Tanya McHorgh

    Good morning, Cindy! This sounds so delicious . Bookmarking this recipe this very minute.

    1. Cindy Author

      I hope you love it Sue!

  21. Cia Black

    Sweet potato is a food that I’ve been trying to convince myself is good but have fallen epicly on the matter. I have tried so many different recipes and non have seemed to work, Perhaps this is the one that will curb my feeling towards to little orange suckers.

    1. Cindy Author

      Fingers crossed Cia!

  22. Kimberly Lewis

    The past few years I have grown to love sweet potatoes! This looks so good and I can’t wait to try it!

    1. Cindy Author

      They are yummy Kimberly! Enjoy!

  23. Beola Lawal

    This looks so yummy, I am surely going to try it. I am always looking for sweet potatoes recipe.

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Beola! Enjoy!

  24. Ellie Plummer

    I love sweet potato so this sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing, I just might have to try it out.

    1. Cindy Author

      I think you’ll love it Ellie!

  25. Mily Jain

    I love cooking with sweet potatoes…they add such a healthy twist to the dinner!

    1. Cindy Author

      I love them, too!

  26. Mia Kradice

    5 stars
    I’ve never tasted a casserole, but this article is perfect for my buddies, they take cuisine courses!

  27. Ankit

    4 stars
    I love sweet potatoes..your recipe looks so easy to cook..I am thinking to cook it for family dinner on Thanksgiving day.

    1. Cindy Author

      It’s perfect for Thanksgiving! Enjoy!

  28. Shubhada Bhide

    This Sweet Potato Casserole looks so amazing and yummy. I would love to try this for my family, they will love this for sure.

  29. Preet

    5 stars
    These look so delicious. I am all in for crunchy, creamy and full of texture. I am going to save this recipe for holidays.

    1. Cindy Author

      I hope your family loves it as much as we do!

  30. Tiffany Yong

    I just saw the mention of casserole in Stranger Thing and I was wondering what it is! There you are showing me what it is, and the way you describe it really make me yearn for some!

  31. Ana Vukosavljevic

    5 stars
    Oh, myy! This looks so delicious. I need to try making this, it doesn’t look too hard to make 😀

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Ana! It’s not hard at all and its so worth it!

  32. Josselyn Radillo

    5 stars
    I so love a crunchy topping. These look so delicious. I love your blog and healthy recipes

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks Josselyn! I love a crunchy topping, too!

  33. Agnes

    I have never had a sweet potato casserole and it looks and sounds delicious. This would be a perfect dish for thanksgiving for sure.

  34. Rose Martine

    This looks delcious! And you know me I’m ALL about the fresh produce!!

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