Meringue-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

November/December 2010

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This lightened-up take on the classic Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole is spiked with crushed pineapple and toasted pecans. We top it with an airy, slightly sweet meringue. You can pipe the meringue to make it look fancy or simply spread it neatly with a rubber spatula.

"I made this dish the day before Thanksgiving and it heated up excellent. It was huge hit and everyone raved. The meringue topping was perfectly sweet. "

17 Reviews for Meringue-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Wow! this is by far one of my favorites!!!

I made this recipe last Thanksgiving. It was a hit with my entire family! The meringue topping is what did it for me. It was such a great combo. Loved having an alternative to marshmallows. I will definitely be making it again this year!!!

Delicious and healthy!!!

I made this dish the day before Thanksgiving and it heated up excellent. It was huge hit and everyone raved. The meringue topping was perfectly sweet.


I would give this recipe a ten star rating if I could! I tried to make as few dishes as possible this year but could not have a Thanksgiving feast without some type of sweet potato dish. I used white sweet potatoes, not yams, which would alter the nutrition counts. I also processed the pineapple until smooth before adding to the potatoes, which was a wonderful suggestion. I used only chopped, toasted pecans on the top and omitted the meringue because I made this the night before Thanksgiving to alleviate the last minute cooking rush that day. Although not as colorful or quite the spectacular presentation with the meringue, it was the best sweet potato side dish I or my family has had in many years. I reheated on Thanlsgiving and it was not dried out. The dish was light and had a remarkable flavor!


This was a huge hit--everyone's favorite after the turkey. Following others' advice, I added the pineapple to the sweet potatoes in the food processor. I also candied the pecans in splenda brown sugar, lite maple syrup and a splash of balsamic. Next time I will probably switch out the regular brown sugar in the casserole with splenda brown sugar. My edges never bubbles either, so I just gave it an extra 15 min and took it out anyway.


This was an unexpected jewel in our Thanksgiving menu! Absolutly mash the pineapple with the potatoes so it is mixed well and you will have a light, sweet, and wonderful dish. Even my anti sweet potato child took seconds of this one.

A new favorite in our family.


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