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! "

33 Reviews for Sweet Potato Casserole

The #1 Side Dish this Thanksgiving

I brought this casserole to a Friendsgiving and it was the one recipe that was requested by the group. Everyone loved that it was sweet, but not too sweet. A little twist on the traditional dish.

Easy and yummy
This one a keeper - no doubt!

I don't need to look any further for a sweet potato recipe. I made this last year and again this year. People go back for seconds, want the recipe, etc. I use melted coconut oil instead of canola oil, and since I don't use cow's milk I tried coconut creamer - great!

Yummy plus super healthy,
Great low fat recipe

There may be other sweet potato dishes that fit the bill, but this one has been a favorite every thanksgiving for 5 or more years. My mom is on a special diet, but she can have this. It is also easy to modify, as needed to fit individual needs, for example, I have made it gluten free. The only change that I consistently make is oven roasting my potatoes whole first.

Huge Hit; Loved that I didn't feel tranquilized after I ate it because of the sugar rush.

New thanksgiving tradition! This was a big hit at our thanksgiving meal. Everyone raved about it & couldn't believe it had minimal sugar. I took other reviewers' advice about the orange being overpowering & eliminated the orange zest all together & only used 3T of orange juice concentrate in the topping. This was the perfect amount of orange flavor. I also made it the night before & then baked it after we traveled the following day. I would like to try a GF alternative next time- maybe almond flour? Next time I'll bake the potatoes 1st in stead of boiling them. This should retain more of the natural sweetness & maybe I can cut back on the brown sugar in the topping. Too bad I saw this suggestion in the reviews after I had already boiled them! It was still great!

Make ahead of time; still plenty sweet, still tastes like sweet potato casserole despite less sugar

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.


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