Thanksgiving Recipe Makeover: How to Cut Calories at Thanksgiving Dinner (Page 5)

4. Sweet Potato Casserole

Calories Saved: 403

Sweet potatoes need not taste like dessert. If you didn’t know better, it would be easy to mistake the classic marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole for a dessert instead of a side dish. So we cut the butter and sugar and use evaporated milk for creaminess and crushed pineapple (with just 2 tablespoons of brown sugar) for a mellow touch of sweetness. Plus we skip the marshmallows and top it with meringue. The result: we cut more than 400 calories and 15 grams of fat per serving.

Featured Recipe:
Meringue-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

More Healthy Recipes to Try:
Easy Thanksgiving Casserole Recipes
Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Easy Sweet Potato Recipes
Holiday Side Dish Recipes

  EatingWell Recipe Traditional Recipe Amount Saved % Cut
Calories 196 599 403 67%
Fat (g) 7 22 15 68%
Saturated Fat (g) 1 13 12 92%
Sodium (mg) 194 252 58 23%
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