Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipes

Find healthy, delicious sweet potato casserole recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

No-Sugar-Added Sweet Potato Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 1
Instead of loading up this comfort food side with tons of brown sugar and marshmallows, we have turned to sweet spices, vanilla and inherently sweet dried fruit to enhance the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes. A topping of pecans and pepitas replaces traditional marshmallow topping to keep it healthy and add texture and color for a beautiful casserole.
By Carolyn Casner

Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 1
These scalloped potatoes are surprisingly rich and creamy even though they're made with no dairy (milk, butter or cheese)--vegan comfort food at its best. We use almond milk, herbs and spices to make a flavorful sauce and finish the dish with a crunchy almond topping. This makes a satisfying side dish if you're cooking for dairy-free or vegan diets.
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Meringue-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
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.
By Jessie Price

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 1
If you're looking for a twist on classic scalloped potatoes, this recipe using roasted sweet potatoes and melty Gruyère has all the creaminess of the original with a new flavor twist. The sweet potatoes and lightened sauce--made with flour and low-fat milk--keep it healthier than butter- and cream-laden versions. Don't cut your sweet potatoes too thin--they'll turn mushy under the sauce.
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

Rating: 5 stars 2
The genius hack in this recipe: topping sweet potatoes with marshmallows while they're still piping hot from the slow cooker yields a baked marshmallow topping that's typical with baked sweet potato casseroles.
By Carolyn Casner

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

Rating: 5 stars 1
These hasselback sweet potatoes are like mini marshmallow-topped sweet potato casseroles drizzled with sage-infused butter. The hasselback technique, slicing the potato but leaving it whole, makes for a tender potato with a crispy top--the best of both worlds.
By Carolyn Casner

Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole

This version of the holiday staple uses a little bourbon to boost the flavor of the sweet potatoes, but you can also use orange juice. Baking the potatoes in their skins allows their natural sugars to caramelize for enhanced sweetness.
By Andrea Kirkland, M.S., RD

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon Pecans

Rating: 3 stars 2
Cooking the sweet potatoes in a slow cooker frees up space on the stove if you're cooking a big holiday dinner—plus you can serve it straight from the crock if you'd like.
Virginia Willis
By Virginia Willis
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Inspiration and Ideas

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
Save room in the oven and make this lightened-up version of a holiday classic side in your slow cooker.
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
This easy riff on classic sweet potato casserole is a fun way to make and serve candied sweet potatoes.