healthy sweet potato casserole

healthy sweet potato casserole

Another great holiday side option is for the standard sweet potato casserole. When choosing a sweet potato casserole option, you can go two ways: 1. sweet or 2. savory. I personally like both. I love the traditional, classic vegan marshmallow sweet potato casserole, but I also love this vegan, gluten free, healthy, savory, sweet potato casserole and it’s one of those dishes that doesn’t have to be caged in the Thanksgiving menu, it’s a great option for quick lunches and easy to make dinners!

healthy sweet potato casserole

savory healthy sweet potato casserole

This recipe features pecan and rosemary encrusted sweet potato slices. To save time, I boiled the sweet potatoes/yams to start and then finished them off by baking them, but you could totally bypass this step and just bake it all together. I’ve also added a hint of sweet to the dish using pure maple syrup to help coat the sweet potatoes in your pecans and rosemary, but if you want a purely savory option, just omit this step. You can also make it sweeter by adding in a sprinkling of brown sugar too, if you can’t decide sweet or savory! OR you can go crazy and make both a sweet and savory option!

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I do use vegan butter in this recipe, but you could easily substitute coconut oil for a healthier option, but it will affect the flavor a bit. But if your Thanksgiving plates are feeling especially heavy and sweet this year, this particular casserole will help you with that! I like this dish with a little bit of vegan gravy added to it or some cranberry sauce to help with the moisture, but that’s totally optional as well!

healthy sweet potato casserole

healthy sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving or holiday gatherings!

Enjoy and happy holiday planning!

Vegan Gluten Free Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole
 
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Recipe type: vegan, gluten free, healthy
Cuisine: thanksgiving, side, healthy
Ingredients
  • 4-6 sweet potatoes/yams, sliced and quartered
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 Tbl thyme, chopped
  • 2 Tbl sage, chopped
  • 2 Tbl Earth Balance, or vegan butter of your choice (sub coconut oil for a healthier version)
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • cranberry sauce, as garnish
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add in your sweet potatoes/yams until tender, for about 15-20 minutes. Drain.
  3. Let your sweet potatoes/yams cool and slice them into ½ inch thick slices.
  4. Lightly grease a baking dish with coconut oil or butter, and layer in your sweet potatoes, herbs, butter, maple syrup, and chopped pecans, so that the maple syrup poses as a glue keeping the herbs and pecans in place.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately and snob away.

healthy sweet potato casserole

healthy sweet potato casserole with pecans and rosemary

Remember, if you have any holiday questions or need inspiration, leave me a comment below and I’m happy to help!

Happy Snobbing,

Alex

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