Sweet Potato Casserole 

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes     

  • 3 Tbsp of coconut oil, melted    

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce    

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon     

  • 1 tsp sea salt or to taste   

  • pinch of ground nutmeg    

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • salt & cinnamon/sugar for topping (optional)

Yield

10 servings

Total Time

10 mins. prep

2 hours and 30 mins. cooking

2 hours and 40 mins. total

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  2. Wrap sweet potatoes in aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven until soft (about 1-1.5 hours)

  3. Remove from oven, cut in half and let cool.

  4. Remove skins and set sweet potatoes aside.

  5. Reduce oven to 375 degrees.

  6. Add applesauce and sweet potatoes to your blender and blend until smooth.

  7. Add melted coconut oil, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg and blend until combined. Transfer to a 9” baking dish.

  8. Sprinkle the top with pecans and optional topping.

  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes begin to slightly bubble and topping is lightly browned.

  10. Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.

This is a great recipe to make prior to having guests come over for a dinner party. To make ahead of time, simply follow steps 1-7, cover and refrigerate. When you are ready to serve, add the pecans and continue with steps 9-10. Enjoy!

Excluding the marshmallows from this classic holiday dish cuts out the majority of sugar. You will get plenty of flavor from the cinnamon, nutmeg and toasted pecans.