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! "

30 Reviews for Sweet Potato Casserole

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.


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!!!!!


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