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Sweet Potato Casserole Traditional/Paleo

Holidays are for family time and sweet potato casserole. This is one side dish that could be the main meal for me. I grew up looking forward to this Sweet Potato Casserole every Thanksgiving and Christmas. This recipe was created by my Grandma Sue and it doesn’t disappoint.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Since switching to the Paleo lifestyle, I have worked really hard to come up with a cleaner version of her recipe that still bring all the warm feelings of the holiday season. My Paleo version is still rich and creamy and comes with a crispy topping that is the best part. .

Sweet Potato Casserole

Although I love living healthy the majority of the time, I find that my Grandmother’s real version is worth the splurge. To support you guys, I have included both the full fat version along with my Paleo swap.

Tips for making the perfect Sweet Potato Casserole!

  • I usually peel and boil four large until they are fork tender. Cook on low for about an hour.  WATCH to make sure you don’t overlook. If the potatoes look like they are turning into mush then they are too done.
  • I find it easier to gradually add the melted butter to the topping mixture using your hand to mix. By gradually adding the butter it will allow the topping ingredients to not stick together as much. You want the topping mixture to be a crumbled look.

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Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole and Whole30 Sweet Potato Casserole


  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35-40 minutes
  • Yield: 810 servings 1x

Description

A traditional and Paleo version of the best sweet potato casserole. The traditional recipe is filled with butter, sugar and flour, while the Paleo version has clean swaps such as maple syrup, coconut sugar and arrowroot flour


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Ingredients

Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Topping:

  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup self rising flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • pinch of salt

Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup melted ghee
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup coconut sugar (or natural sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Topping:


Instructions

Tradtional Instructions:

  1. Cook sweet potatoes in desired manner, until soft. See notes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 2 qt baking dish with nonstick spray (I use coconut oil spray). Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cooked sweet potatoes, granulated sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and melted butter. Beat with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes or until fluffy and smooth. Pour into prepared dish.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes. While this is baking, prepare streusel topping by combining brown sugar, flour, chopped pecans, and melted butter in a small bowl.
  4. Mix with a fork until it becomes a crumbly consistency and set aside. 
  5. After the 25 minutes, remove the sweet potato mash.
  6. Sprinkle the baked sweet potato mixture with streusel topping and return to oven for about 10-15 minutes until crumble is lightly browned. Serve immediately.

Paleo Version Instructions:

  1. Cook sweet potatoes in desired manner, until soft. See notes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 2 qt baking dish with nonstick spray (I use coconut oil spray). Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cooked sweet potatoes, coconut sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and melted ghee. Beat with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes or until fluffy and smooth. Pour into prepared dish.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes. While this baking, prepare streusel topping by combining the coconut sugar, arrowroot flour, almond flour, chopped pecans, and melted ghee in a small bowl. 
  4. Mix with a fork until it become a crumbly consistency and set aside.
  5. After the 25 minutes, remove the sweet potato mash.
  6. Sprinkle the baked sweet potato mixture with streusel and return to oven for about 10-15 minutes until crumble is lightly browned. 

Notes

  • I usually peel and boil four large until they are fork tender. Usually cook on low for about an hour.  WATCH to make sure you don’t overlook. If the potatoes look like they are starting to look like mush then they are too done. 
  • I find it easier to gradually add the melted butter to the topping mixture using your hand to mix. By gradually adding the butter it will allow the topping ingredients to not stick together as much. You want the topping mixture to be a crumbled look.
  • Category: Dessert/Side Dish

Keywords: Sweet Potato Casserole, Sweet Potato, Holiday Side Dishes, Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole, Paleo , Paleo Desserts, Paleo Side Dishes

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