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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.



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

30 Reviews for Sweet Potato Casserole

10/24/2010
Anonymous

Confusion abounds where yams and sweet potatoes are concerned. Although the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires that the label "yam" always be accompanied by "sweet potato," yams and authentic sweet potatoes are from entirely different botanical families: The yam is Dioscorea Species; the sweet potato is Ipomoea batatas (the same family as the Morning Glory). The yam is very low in Beta carotene (Vit. A) and is highly starchy; the sweet potato (the orange variety) has an abundance of Beta carotene (Vit. A) and is less starchy. Because of DOA requirements, the signs in the grocery store will not clarify matters – you will have to learn to visually recognize the difference between the two potatoes: Yams have rough, scaly skin, while sweet potatoes have a smooth, pinkish skin. Sweet potatoes lose sweetness as they grow larger: The smaller the potato, the sweeter it will be.

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10/18/2010

I made this for a side dish for a carbo-loading dinner party the night before a marathon. Everyone loved the dish and I was glad I had made a larger batch because people kept going back for seconds. Even people who claimed to hate sweet potatoes loved it. The orange juice added a nice, subtle flavor to the food. I only used a little orange zest in the actual casserole because I got tired of grating the orange but it was still great. I'll be making this for Thanksgiving. I followed the make ahead directions and made it on Thursday night for a Saturday dinner and it baked beautifully. Thanks for one of the best carbohydate dishes I've ever had. :)

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04/25/2010
Anonymous

This is the second time I have made this recipe. Wow!!! I use organic everything in the yams and put a just a touch more orange juice in the topping this time. Office party or family dinner, this is one of the best nutritious and tasty recipes I have found on the internet.

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04/03/2010
Anonymous

I made this recipe on Thanksgiving and now it is requested for every family gathering. It is excellent!

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01/25/2010

This was one of the favorite side dishes at Thanksgiving this year.

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