It’s that time again and I’m sharing my famous Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole recipe. I’ve been making this specific casserole for our family celebration for years. This year I am making this dish to take to our church for a potluck too!
*Please note: This recipe is Dairy Free, Processed food free (except for the Yams), Gluten Free, all natural, Vegan. It is not a low-calorie side dish however good things come in small packages, so take a smaller scope!
- Sweet potatoes either canned or you can cook whole sweet potatoes yourself. I like to use Bruce’s sweet potatoes in the sweet syrup. This will help you cut corners later.
- Coconut sugar
- Coconut milk
This recipe is a real time-saver it should not take you long to put it together at all. If you use whole sweet potatoes and cook them obviously this will be an additional step not included here.
*remember you can shortcut cooking sweet potatoes as well by using a microwave on high for 20 minutes per potato.
So first up depending on the size of your gathering you may not need more than one can. I’m using Bruce’s yams 7 lb. can. Drain all of the syrup from the sweet potatoes (I have rinsed before, as some of the syrup has already seeped into the sweet potatoes). It is an extra step, but if you want to reduce sugar in this dish this is one way to do it.
Now use a blender to mix up the yams thoroughly, until you get a consistent texture. Now you’re ready to add in the coconut milk. I’m using a 13.5 fluid ounce can, you will use half of this milk in this recipe. Then add in a half of cup of coconut sugar. You can also add in cinnamon at this point if you like but I like to layer the cinnamon in the middle.
Now cover the sweet potatoes and place them in the refrigerator, let them sit for 24 hours or overnight.
The next day break it out your casserole dish that you’re going to cook the sweet potatoes in. Place about half of the sweet potatoes inside of the dish.
Set the oven for 350° and bake for one hour. If you like, add marshmallows on top but keep in mind they melt quickly. Only place in the oven for roughly 10 minutes, keep an eye out so they don’t burn. This is a step I always mess up, and we have to remove the marshmallows :(, one day I might get this part right. Until then, marshmallows will be sacrificed!
I hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole recipe and you have a great Thanksgiving! There are so many things to be thankful for. God, family and country has been the motto I have tried to follow in my life. Take 10 minutes to give thanks for all of the things you are thankful for this year!
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