Sweet Potato Casserole

Fall 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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This scrumptious sweet potato casserole gets fabulous flavor from honey and freshly grated orange zest rather than the traditional stick of butter. To complete the healthy makeover we sprinkle a crunchy pecan streusel spiked with orange juice concentrate over the top. You can save the marshmallows for s'mores.

"This was SO good, made it for the first time on Thanksgiving. So simple and delicious - there were no leftovers! "

29 Reviews for Sweet Potato Casserole


I was looking for a sweet potato casserole that wasn't loaded with butter, brown sugar, marshmallows... This recipe was fabulous. I made it for Thanksgiving dinner and it was a huge hit - even for my father who despises all things sweet potato. My parents even requested the recipe. It also kept great for leftovers.


I love sweet potato casseroles, but this one I adore. I was delighted I could make it 2 days early and the topping was crunchy at serving time.

delicious, make 2 days early
Wanted to love it

I wanted to really love this. It looked incredible. However, the orange flavor was overwhelming and ruined the dish in my opinion. I would make again minus the orange. I would leave it out altogether.

Easy, topping was good

I have made this casserole for several years now and it is always a hit. I use yams instead of sweet potatoes and I bake them instead of boiling, they are much sweeter that way. Friends are always asking for the recipe... awsome!!!!!

Different but good

I made this for Thanksgiving this year and probably wouldn't do it again. To be fair- I doubled the recipe so perhaps I should have cut back on the orange zest? The final product looked delicious and I did receive complements but I'm more of a traditionalist when it comes to my sweet potatoes and the orange way over powered the potatoes. LOVED the topping.

Recipe was easy to follow, topping was delicious, was able to prepare ahead of time, looks good

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